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South Bend, IN 46634-7111
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Indiana University-South Bend

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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.

Financial Aid

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.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4734th for the average student loan amount.
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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.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


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:

  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Kendo
  • Japanese Martial Arts and Culture
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Running
  • 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.

Local Community

The city of South Bend is located along the St. Joseph River in Northern Indiana. First settled in 1820 by Pierre Navarre, South Bend became rich with industry: factories popped up left and right along the two races, or man-made canals. on either side of the river. Several dams were also built along the waterway, allowing the east race to use a steam-powered generator to provide community members with electricity. The west race eventually housed a power plant constructed right on the waterway.

Today, South Bend is a vibrant, medium-sized city with over 70 shops and roughly 60 restaurants. Visitors can spend time wandering through four museums and more than 20 arts and entertainment centers. There are also numerous outdoor parks and plazas. South Bend is home to both young professionals just starting out in their careers to retirees who have found a great city in which to spend the rest of their years.


  • Downtown South Bend: History. Downtown South Bend. n.d. Web. 18 July, 2011.
  • Fiske, Edward. Fiske Guide to Colleges, 27th Edition. Naperville: Sourcebooks, Inc, 2011. Print.
  • Indiana University – South Bend. Indiana University – South Bend. n.d. Web. 18 July, 2011.

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Ranks 30th in Indiana and 1208th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8 0.10
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 3 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 269 0.26
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 9 0.01
Forcible Rape 60 0.06
Robbery 406 0.40
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2,335 2.30
Larceny 3,437 3.38
Vehicle theft 324 0.32

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (education dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, inclusive
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingMedium four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1802

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 1320th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $6,227 $6,227 $17,189
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $589 $589 $589
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $208 $208 $573
FT Graduate Tuition $6,143 $6,143 $14,472
FT Graduate Required Fees $589 $589 $589
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $256 $256 $603
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $19,080 $19,080 $30,042
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,874 $20,874 $31,836
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,396 $12,396 $23,358

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $6,507 $6,728 $6,507 $6,728 $17,050 $17,484
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,386 $1,496
On-Campus – Room & Board $7,786 $8,192
On-Campus – Other Expenses $5,134 $5,152
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $7,786 $8,192
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,134 $5,152
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,134 $5,152

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$35
Graduate Application Fee$40
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 2,456 (968 male / 1,488 female)
Admitted 1,720 (669 male / 1,051 female)
Admission rate 70%
First-time Enrollment 921 (368 male / 553 female)
FT Enrollment 835 (332 male / 503 female)
PT Enrollment 86 (36 male / 50 female)
Total Enrollment8,073

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NAIA
NAIA Basketball Conference Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conf

ACT Test Admission

1047th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 16%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 15 / 23
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 17 / 24
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 18 / 23

SAT Test Admission

1015th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 83%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 430 / 530
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 430 / 530
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 860 / 1060

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity388
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$7,010
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 2745th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $56,350 ($61,170 male / $52,474 female)
Number of FT Faculty 280 (138 male / 142 female)
Number of PT Faculty 502
FT Faculty Ratio 0.6 : 1
Total Benefits $8,204,271

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