Indiana University-Southeast is one of eight IU campuses, located in New Albany of Floyd County in the Louisville metro area. Originally founded in 1941 as a satellite location for beginning students to adapt to the rigors of college life while remaining near home, IU-Southeast evolved into a full-fledged campus by 1968 and today has over 6,000 students attending classes annually.
Indiana University-Southeast receives its accreditation from the North Central Association of Colleges and School’s Higher Learning Commission, an organization serving over 1,000 institutions which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Five criteria are judged by the NCA before awarding accreditation: Mission and Integrity; Preparing for the Future; Student Learning and Effective Teaching; Acquisition, Discovery and the Application of Knowledge; and Engagement and Service.
IU-Southeast offers over 50 degree programs, with bachelor, graduate and associate degrees all available. The School of Arts and Letters offers majors in Communications, English, Philosophy, Fine Art and Modern Languages. The School of Business offers degrees in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Marketing. The School of Natural Science has programs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, among others. Students applying to the School of Social Sciences can pursue degrees in Criminal Justice, History, Journalism, Psychology and Sociology. The School of Education has offerings in Elementary, Secondary and Special Ed to round out the list. Continuing Education is also a possibility with degree and non-degree courses.
Master’s degrees in Business Administration (MBA), Strategic Finance (MS), Liberal Studies (MA) and Education are available in the graduate departments.
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Applications for admission to Indiana University-Southeast can be completed online. An application fee which is non-refundable must accompany all applications. High school transcripts must be forwarded to the admissions office, or the GED equivalent. If an applicant is within 2 years of graduation from high school, all SAT and/or ACT scores must be forwarded along with the application.
For prospective freshman students at IU-Southeast, one of these 4 criteria must be met: the completion of Core 40 curriculum with a GPA over 2.0; an Academic Honors diploma; the completion of 28 college prep course with a 2.5 GPA and the scoring of over 950 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT; or 28 college prep courses with a GPA over 3.0.
Slightly different admissions terms apply for students transferring into IU-Southeast from another institution or those who have completed pre-university academic work in GED programs.
Applications are due at least 10 days before the beginning of a semester’s classes, typically in early August for fall semesters or in early January for the spring.
Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid if they have any concern about being able to afford tuition and expenses at IU-Southeast. All applications begin with the completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). A variety of different grant and scholarship programs are available on the federal and state level, many of which are need-based. In addition, students have access to Stafford and Perkins loans, low-interest government loans for students or PLUS loans for the parents of students.
IU-Southeast offers a number of grants and scholarships, though applications must be submitted much earlier than other documents to qualify for upcoming semesters. In addition, IU-Southeast periodically holds workshops titled Financing Your Future on campus so prospective students can get an overview of the process.
Students at IU-Southeast can enjoy the best of both worlds, with an active campus buzzing and the option to visit Louisville, which is just a short drive from the university. Many students live on-campus and there are a number of activities happening every day. Fraternities and sororities are an option, as well as visual arts groups, theater groups and music clubs. Intramural sports are another way to get to know fellow students, along with supporting the Grenadiers at home games on campus.
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Since the 1960s, the IU-Southeast Grenadiers have been competing outside of campus grounds and the athletic tradition continues today. Men’s sports include baseball, basketball and tennis. The basketball team is a perennial contender and can be found ranked among the top 25 teams of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The men’s tennis team is also gaining recognition. Women’s sports include basketball, tennis, softball, volleyball and cheerleading. There is also a dance outfit known as Red Edition Dance. For students who do not wish to compete off-campus, there are a number of intramural sports available.
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