Indiana University at South Bend provides 7,800 undergraduates with four-year degrees. In addition, roughly 800 students attend IU South Bend to earn graduate degrees each year. The university employs over 300 full-time faculty members who are leaders in their areas and over 300 part-time faculty members round out the team.
There are more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree options offered through seven different schools and colleges at Indiana University South Bend. The seven schools and colleges offer a wide range of programs, allowing those who are interested to pursue interdisciplinary degrees as well. The schools and colleges include:
- Raclin School of the Arts
- School of Business and Economics
- School of Education
- Labor Studies
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- College of Health Sciences
- Social Work
Students seeking technology courses can take classes at Purdue University’s College of Technology. There is an agreement in place between the two institutions allowing for cross-over in technology offerings.
Some students enroll knowing which school or college they want to attend. If prospective students are undecided, the IU South Bend’s Career Services Office will help them explore interests and aptitudes as well as expose them to the many educational and career possibilities.
Even though IU South Bend may have a large university feel to it as students walk around campus, students and their professors form close-knit communities in the classrooms. The university strives to keep classes close to the desired 15:1 ratio. In short, IU South Bend offers students with small college attention with affordable tuition and extensive resources as one of Indiana University’s regional campuses.
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Prospective undergraduate students wishing to apply to UI South Bend need to fulfill all of the following requirements:
- Maintain a cumulative average grade of ‘B’ in high school
- Have a Core 40, Academic Honors Diploma, or out-of-state equivalent
- Score 1000 or higher on the verbal and math sections of the SAT or at least 21 on the ACT
- Rank in the upper half of the high school class
Undergraduate students who are entering with GED scores must have a score of at least 63 to be admitted into UI South Bend.
Transfer students need to have both their high school and college transcripts available for the UI South Bends Admissions Officers. Students must have maintained a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale while studying at their previous college(s).
Graduate students can find out more information by visiting the specific school or college which houses their desired program. Although admission to the graduate school is required for students to attend UI South Bend, each school and college also has their own guidelines as well.
Students at UI South Bend receive over $37 million in financial aid each year. Grants and scholarships, which do not have to be repaid, are two types of financial aid that are available for students. Loans, which must be repaid after graduation or after a student chooses to leave school, are another type of financial assistance that many students opt for. Local scholarships sponsored by the university as well as other external sources are available. Scholarships are typically determined by academic achievement and/or financial need. Grants from the federal government also exist, which would normally help students cover their tuition. Part-time employment through the Federal Work Study Program is also available for students. The Federal Work Study Program is on the same application as Federal Student Loans.
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Indiana University South Bend campus houses up to 400 students at the River Crossing Residences along the St. Joseph River. Options at the Residences include:
- 1 bedroom, 1 bath for 1 student
- 2 bedroom, 2 bath for 2 students
- 4 bedrooms, 2 bath for 4 students
Whether they live on campus, in nearby apartments, or a good commute away, students at IU South Bend can stay connected with their classmates through over 90 clubs and organizations. There is a Health and Wellness Center and a Child Development Center for students to utilize at their leisure. If students need support with their academics, they can also visit the Learning and Writing Center on campus. Students can participate in Greek life if they so choose.
If students are hungry for a club or organization to join at IU South Bend, they could consider joining the Student Government Association to gain leadership experiences or work with Titan Productions, a student organization that produces concerts, educational programs, and events. Another creative outlet for students is to participate in the Student Publications Board, which supervises student publications, the staff, and fiscal operations.
The Office of Student Life oversees all activities that bring the IU South Bend community together.
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The IU South Bend Titans are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and play at the Division One level. Three teams are represented at the NAIA: Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Basketball. IU South Bend also has basketball teams represented at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
In addition to conference play, IU South Bend offers students with intramurals and club sports at the Student Activities Center, a 100,000 square foot state-of-the-arts facility. Club sports are open to all participants without the need to try out. If the club is competitive, only students are able to do so, although community members are welcome to join the teams outside of competitions. Active club sports include:
- Japanese Martial Arts and Culture
- Men’s Soccer
- Women’s Soccer
- Women’s Volleyball
- Women’s Fastpitch Softball
Fitness classes and gym equipment are also available for students and community members. There is an elevated walk/jog track as well as racquetball and basketball courts. Students are able to use the facilities free of charge. Non-students are charged $5 for a single pass or $15 for an 8-session punch card. These include both open gym times and classes.
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- Indiana University – South Bend. Indiana University – South Bend. n.d. Web. 18 July, 2011.