About Indiana University-South Bend

Founded in 1922, Indiana University-South Bend. is a college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 6,653 full time undergraduate students, and 532 full time graduate students.

The Indiana University-South Bend Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 248 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Indiana University-South Bend include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate77%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range840-1050
ACT Range18-23

Admissions at IUSB are considered Less Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 37 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

63% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 27% were in the top quarter, and 7% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE Reviews

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

6%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
72%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
39%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
11%
“All the time, including weekends”
6%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
67%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
28%
“We bought the gear”
6%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
28%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
72%
“They keep regular office hours”
22%
“They”re always available”
22%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
72%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
56%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
28%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
6%
“We”re apathetic”
22%
“We know about current events and vote”
72%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
0%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
39%
“Sometimes, but not often”
50%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
11%
“All the time, including weekends”
6%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
33%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
61%
“I feel extremely safe”
67%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
28%
“We bought the gear”
6%
“We live for the big game”
6%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
28%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
72%
“They keep regular office hours”
22%
“They”re always available”
22%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
72%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
6%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
11%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
56%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
17%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
56%
“There might be people who do”
28%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    29 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    30 Students rated off-campus housing 3.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    40 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    43 Students rated campus facilities 3.9 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    42 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    42 Students rated school activities 3.5 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    42 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    43 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

Indiana University-South Bend REVIEWS

What's your overall opinion of Indiana University-South Bend?

21 Students rated Indiana University-South Bend

Mateo - 11/11/2021

I think it is a great campus and it has great opportunities for academic courses, financial help, and social interactions that will make anyone pleased. I am very happy that my major is working out for me and that its one that is both fun at times and very beneficial to my future.

allison - 04/09/2021

This is my first semester here. It was a very hard transition. I would say it's extremely hard to make friends here unless you are in some sort of group or organization. Overall I only have one person class due to covid and that professor is my all time favorite. Some of my professors I have no idea what they even look like or want which has been hard. I enjoy the smaller classroom size because it is easier to communicate with your professors and to ask for help. This provides me a better education because I can ask questions and devlop more of an understanding on the knowledge I am learning. I do not know anything about the dorm life. I've been very closed off to the school this year because of Covid. I only know one building. However I am looking forward to next year to really experience what Indiana University of South Bend is all about.

Amanda - 07/31/2020

I didn\'t really have a great time. I wish I could say it was great, but a lot of teachers and students were in a revolving door constantly leaving. they tried to fix the elevators in Northside while I was there but not only did they still have problems, the Library would constantly only have one elevator working at a time for five floors. Food services don\'t have enough employees to even open, much less to care. I witnessed a student steal a drink right in front of someone restocking. Don\'t use the vending machines unless you have the app/apple pay, never use coins. The card slots are messed with a lot and you will lose at least one coin for every 3 you put in. Food options were worse than my public high school in quality when it came to the main dinning. Almost everyone on campus drove, so when they left class, they just went home. If you can\'t drive as I still can\'t I highly do not recommend as theres nothing very good around. The McDonalds behind housing doesn\'t do correct orders or fresh fries, the Dairy Queen is always understaffed, and the Martins seems to only have items on the edge of going bad. Lime Scooters were amazing until the got too many parking violations and were removed. Geese are everywhere, bring an umbrella and jangle your keys. Needless to say, Im transferring.

Precious-Gold - 10/10/2019

Indiana university south bend is a not so big campus which is good because the students can relate to each other better and communicate as a big family. The class sizes are well considered a maximum of 30 per some classes and a max of 130 in the lecture halls and this helps a lot of students to feel more free with the teacher and ask questions better without considering the class size. Also, the social events at IUSB are fun, entertaining and a lot of people tend to communicate better during events. I think IUSB is a very good school whereby as for me been a student of color I still fit in properly without feeling discriminated or neglected by the school as a community. The cost of attending IUSB is low compared to other IU campuses.

Indiana University-South Bend FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Indiana University-South Bend?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Indiana University-South Bend is 77%. 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?

    I originally graduated from high school a year early and took a year off school so I could start college with my friends. I attended a enrolled in a large traditional university and was immediately overwhelmed with the people I met and the responsibilites of college. My grades suffered my first year adn picked back up in my sophmore year. I decided to transfer to my hometowns non traditional university which is a satelite school of the my previous university. here I have found it is much easier to focus on studies as well as get internships and develope my skill set. If I were able to go back and make give myself some advice it would be to take a broad longterm look at what it is I want out of life and set goals for myself. To take things one step at a time and not try to rush into doing everything at once. I would also tell myself to start my college career at a smaller school and work my way up to a larger more demanding university rather than the other way around.

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  3. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Education majors, Nursing, and Business majors.

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

    I wish I had known more about the financial aid process. This isn't something specific to IU South Bend, but more to the college process. Being well-educated and informed when it comes to financial matters is a must. Research the scholarships that are available, apply for as many as you can, and only take out student loans if you have to. If you do need student loans, take out federal loans and only use private funds as a last resort.

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

    Mostly commuter students

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  6. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who likes a smaller school with smaller class sizes.

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

    The connections it has with some of the larger companies could be stronger. The university is a satelite school so its ties with large companies are not as strong as its parent school.

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

    People that want to feel "lost" in their surroundings. It is a small campus and a small town.

    Read all  7 answers
  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I think the small size of the school is a positive and the teachers are more able to give individual attention becasue of this.

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are friendly, supportive, and succussfull.

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

    The technology and software in my field of study is kept up to date as well as new innovative techniques that come into the field.

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

    My school is very flexible to people schedules, needs, and wants.

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

    Our school offers great technology and state of the art computer labs available the majority of the day.

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    IUSB has it's good points, the campus is just the right size, not to big or too small, there's a lot of good places to chill out and be with friends and then some of the professors are cool. I think the biggest problem is that IUSB doesn't have it's priorities straight. We have an Student Activities Center, and that's where all our tuition goes, while the classes leave a lot to be desired.

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    A lot of people think that IUSB is just a party college, and that it was the best/most affordable college they could get into to. Basically, around here, if you go to IUSB, your the dumb kids from high school.

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

    There are a lot of clubs, that is one thing that is good. Something for everyone.

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  17. What are the academics like at your school?

    I don't think academics are focused on as much as they should be in this college. What they mostly care about (of course) is the money, and that you attend class. It's difficult to get help sometimes. For every great professor, there is honestly a terrible one at IUSB, I'd say it goes right down the 50-50 line. You will get the teachers that will be there when you need help, learn your name, have great participation etc etc, then you will have the one that comes into the office once a week, and lectures the whole time.

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Some of them are. Ever since the housing opened up, it has turned into a party college.

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Student Body

Students

61%

female

39%

male

6,653

Total Undergrad Enrollment

532

Total Grad Students

2%

Out-Of-State

96%

In-State

2%

International

Organizations

90

Student Organizations

2

Fraternities

3

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

5%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
6%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
73%

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.

88% of students attending Indiana University-South Bend receive some sort of financial aid. 47% were awarded federal grants. While 47% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$18,683

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,204

Books and Supplies

$8,746

Room and Board

28,633

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$6,207
$30 - $48K
$6,810
$48 - $75K
$11,007
$75 - $110K
$14,921
$110K & UP
$15,616

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