Indiana University--South Bend

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1700 Mishawaka Avenue, PO Box 7111

South Bend, IN 46634-7111

Phone: (574) 520-4872
2013-2014 Tuition
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RNP Ranked Not Published.
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Regional Universities (Midwest)

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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).

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

Indiana University South Bend is the comprehensive undergraduate and postgraduate campus that serves North Central Indiana and is a regional campus of Indiana University. The campus values excellence in teaching, student-faculty interaction, research and creative activity, diversity and inclusivity, a global perspective, and collaboration in life-long learning. IU South Bend develops engaged citizens prepared to build strong communities.

About IU South Bend
An Exceptional University. A Great Value.

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
10 buildings including a state-of-the-art library and Student Activities Center
46 laboratories and 13 computer labs
A campus-wide wireless Internet environment

Affordable Excellence
Because we're public, we're more affordable than many colleges. In addition, IU South Bend offers scholarships, grants, work-study and financial aid to further lower your costs to attend.

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.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1922
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $10,182,837


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.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 71.9%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by July 31

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Academic Life

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.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 4%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 19%
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 16%
Health Professions and Related Programs 15%
Education 13%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 5%

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Student Life

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.

Total enrollment 8,490
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 NAIA

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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

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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

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