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Indiana University--South Bend is a public institution that was founded in 1922. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,860, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 103 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Indiana University--South Bend's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,816 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,778 (2013-14).
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Indiana University South Bend is the only comprehensive public university in North Central Indiana and the third largest campus in the Indiana University system. We're a university grounded in academic excellence that also offers the full collegiate experience including student housing, more than 100 degree programs, men's and women's NAIA basketball and a full complement of activities to enhance your college career.
Nestled along the St. Joseph River, the IU South Bend campus includes:
Over 80 beautiful acres
IU South Bend has about 8,300 students and a 15:1 student to professor ratio, so you can be confident your professors will get to know you by name and take a personal interest in your academic progress.
Professors, not teaching assistants, conduct our classes, and many professors use students to help in their research projects.
For a well-rounded education that provides the benefits of a public university and the close-knit learning environment of a private institution, choose IU South Bend for your college and graduate education.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Indiana University--South Bend, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due July 31. The application fee at Indiana University--South Bend is $35. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 71.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||71.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||July 31|
The student-faculty ratio at Indiana University--South Bend is 14:1, and the school has 43.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Indiana University--South Bend include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.3 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||4%|
|Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates|
Indiana University--South Bend has a total undergraduate enrollment of 7,860, with a gender distribution of 38.3 percent male students and 61.7 percent female students. At this school, 5.5 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 94.5 percent of students live off campus. Indiana University--South Bend is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Indiana University--South Bend offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, and health insurance. Indiana University--South Bend also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and lighted pathways/sidewalks. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Indiana University--South Bend.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Indiana University--South Bend, 76.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $6,592.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$6,816 (2013-14)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,778 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$8,192 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data