Indiana State University

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200 N. Seventh Street

Terre Haute, IN 47809-9989

Phone: (812) 237-6311
2013-2014 Tuition
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Aug. 15
application deadline

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Indiana State University is a public institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,076, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 235 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $8,256 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,992 (2013-14).

The Indiana State University campus is located in Terre Haute, about 70 miles southwest of Indianapolis. Undergraduates can choose from more than 80 academic majors, including education, criminology and nursing. Indiana State University students can also pursue master's degrees in many programs, including those within the College of Education and the Donald W. Scott College of Business.

The university offers much to do outside the classroom, including nearly 150 student organizations. ISU students can also get involved in the school's many events and traditions, such as the annual tandem bicycle race. Student athletes can try out for the Indiana State Sycamores varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Missouri Valley Conference. Notable Indiana State University alumni include Willa Brown Chappell, the first woman in the U.S. to hold both a mechanical and a commercial pilot’s license, and Wanda Ramey, one of the first female news anchors in the nation.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Indiana State University integrates teaching and research for high-achieving, goal-oriented students who seek opportunities for personal, professional and intellectual growth on a diverse, civically engaged campus. From their first day, our students are actively challenged by high quality, experiential academic programs and are supported by personal attention from our dedicated faculty and staff who inspire students to create and apply knowledge through dynamic partnerships with the community and the world. Our graduates are valued for their demonstrated knowledge and expertise, active citizenship and leadership qualities.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1865
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $47,585,398


When applying to Indiana State University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at Indiana State University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 86.3 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 86.3%
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Indiana State University is 19:1, and the school has 29.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Indiana State University include: Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Education; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 19:1
4-year graduation rate 22%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 33%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 18%
Social Sciences 13%
Education 12%
Health Professions and Related Programs 12%

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Student Life

Indiana State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 10,076, with a gender distribution of 46 percent male students and 54 percent female students. At this school, 35.5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 64.5 percent of students live off campus. Indiana State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 12,114
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Indiana State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Indiana State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Indiana State University, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Indiana State University.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Indiana State University, 71.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,176.

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In-state tuition and fees $8,256 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $17,992 (2013-14)
Room and board $8,500 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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