About Indiana State University

Founded in 1865, Indiana State University. is a Public college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 11,202 full time undergraduate students, and 2,363 full time graduate students.

The Indiana State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 495 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Indiana State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate85%
Application Deadline
Application Fee25
SAT Range790-1020
ACT Range16-22

Admissions at ISU are considered Less Selective, with ,73% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

69% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 29% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Indiana State University.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
41%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
36%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
82%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
34%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
34%
“We only party on weekends”
23%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
26%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
20%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
9%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
5%
“We save it for the classroom”
18%
“Sometimes, but not often”
54%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
9%
“I only go out in groups”
50%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
41%
“I feel extremely safe”
1%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
36%
“We bought the gear”
63%
“We live for the big game”
8%
“It”s not really our thing”
21%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
53%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
18%
“We”re a very artistic group”
4%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
53%
“They keep regular office hours”
37%
“They”re always available”
3%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
82%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
4%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
9%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
34%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
34%
“We only party on weekends”
23%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
18%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
53%
“There might be people who do”
26%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
3%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Indiana State University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    168 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    120 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    178 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 14 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    186 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    186 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    185 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    184 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    186 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Indiana State University?

108 Students rated Indiana State University

shianne - 12/20/2020

Indiana State University Is gorgeous a campus! The dorms are very nice, clean, and new. This campus is one you'll never forget you visited. It seems to be an average size which is a good size for comfort in classes. I feel so confident about study my major here the staff was so nice and friendly.

Addison - 12/10/2020

I think that Indiana State is a great opportunity for students with a lower availability to financial aid. I believe that ISU is fairly priced for the quality of education you will receive. Even if you don’t think you have enough financial aid to start there are always more opportunity’s to get more on campus.

Maurica - 11/01/2020

It's really a good school, Staff here really cares and will help you whenever you need it. I'm glad I came here because they offer me something, no other school did. As a freshman they offer me an stars program, that help me so much and help me make time for studying and doing homework. There are so many people that's willing to help you both inside school and outside of school.

Alexis

I love Indiana State University. The professors are incredibly helpful and have made sure my transition has been smooth. The people on campus are warm and welcoming, which has made for a family like atmosphere. On top of that, the campus is gorgeous.

Indiana State University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Indiana State University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Indiana State University is 85%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I could go back in time and talk to myself as a high school senior, I would tell myself in order to achieve your goal to be an engineer work hard and study. I would also tell myself that you would have a lot of time in the future to chase girls but right now focus your time in the books. In addition, to my conversation with myself I would say, save all the money you make as well as apply to many different scholarships as you can because you are going to need the money. The books in college are expensive.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    There is not much student involvement or excitement.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    All of my classmates participate in our online classes.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    ISU definitely lives up to it's slogan, "more from day one."

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Its not what Ive expected. When I first got here I thought I was somebody special, people made me feel at home, and my classes were good. But when I really needed financial help the people who were helping me made mistakes that lost me 2 scholarships and a grant. And when I tried to fight for them I was fighting for them alone. After fighting for 2 months, I was finally able to get help from this school. All I needed was one phone call but it took 1 month for them to make it.

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  7. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend ISU should like to drink and party because that's all there really is to do here. The school is right next to Wabash Ave., which is home to the WALK a homecoming event that involves binge drinking starting at 4 am going from bar to bar.

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  8. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Probably a person wanting to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, would not attend this school.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I like that it is a smaller school. I can get to anywhere on campus walking in 10 minutes or less. Also the professors are easy to get along with and interact with the students. Indiana State University is also ranked for our community engagement.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Indiana State University is best known for the large about of volunteer hours annually completed by students. It is also known for wonderful professors that know each and every one of their students by first name.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I knew how much living on campus affects the college experience. Since I have been a resident of Terre Haute all of my life, I decided during my Senior year of high school to live at home. I've realized this year that I missed out on a lot of things by being a commuter students, especially being able to spend time with other students. Sharing life with other college-aged people is exciting and opens the door for opportunities and sharing. I wish that I had known this prior to freshmen year.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Love the new Rec Center, I workout there all the time...

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  13. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school has its professor's and falculty ready for class and they engage on each others learning. Every class that I've taken at ISU is based on my degree and sometimes is based on my minor as well.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    My overall opinion of Indiana State University is very pleasant. I truly enjoy every little thing about this university. The university has plenty of people to get to know, but not too many where you don't know where to start looking to meet new people/friends. There is a lot of school pride displayed every day and every sport event. There is also very good greek life on and near campus. Many students believe that being part of that is one of the best decisions they have ever made.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The Forest would be the most popular school group at ISU simply because its so student orientated.

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  16. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Honestly, we probably have at least one of every "stereotype" you could come up with. ISU is the most diverse public college in the state of Indiana! Fortunately I've never heard a specific one except "hautians," which just means that you live in the city of Terre Haute. Sometimes that term is accompanied by a negative connotation.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    The class sizes vary, however, majority of class sizes are usually no more than 35 students. The professors get to know, not only your name, but they know about you personally and enjoy knowing about you. Majority of classes include very active participation (not just lectures). My major is Information Technology and when I graduate the university will have already helped me getting a job right as I finish school.

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Student Body

Students

54%

female

46%

male

11,202

Total Undergrad Enrollment

2,363

Total Grad Students

14%

Out-Of-State

84%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

152

Student Organizations

11

Fraternities

10

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

30%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
% Black or African-American
18%
% Hispanic/Latino
4%
% White or Caucasian
64%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

92% of students attending Indiana State University receive some sort of financial aid. 53% were awarded federal grants. While 66% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$19,076

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,170

Books and Supplies

$9,696

Room and Board

29,942

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$7,840
$30 - $48K
$9,283
$48 - $75K
$13,341
$75 - $110K
$16,916
$110K & UP
$18,275

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