Students Say

Many students, particularly athletes and musicians, pick ISU because it’s “financially affordable.” However, when they get there, students find plenty more to love, whether it’s the fact that “ISU is small and the professors really care”, the way it fosters “substantive knowledge and practical experience” in its students’ education, or its “emphasis on academics and school pride.” Within students’ concentrations, the “major specific professors are wonderful” and students find that “professors don't just lecture, they provide students with hands-on opportunities” and “individualized personal instruction.” “We do a lot of field work here, sometimes more than homework.”

Overview

Applicants
11,258
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.07

GPA Breakdown

11%
Over 3.75
11%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
37%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
410 - 510
SAT Math
400 - 510
ACT Composite
16 - 22

Deadlines


Regular
August 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Many students, particularly athletes and musicians, pick ISU because it’s “financially affordable.” However, when they get there, students find plenty more to love, whether it’s the fact that “ISU is small and the professors really care”, the way it fosters “substantive knowledge and practical experience” in its students’ education, or its “emphasis on academics and school pride.” Within students’ concentrations, the “major specific professors are wonderful” and students find that “professors don't just lecture, they provide students with hands-on opportunities” and “individualized personal instruction.” “We do a lot of field work here, sometimes more than homework.” Whether you’re a scientist or an artist, “ISU suits the needs of every type of learner”, and “diversity and making connections” rank high among students’ reasons to be satisfied with their education. In addition to its nationally recognized music program, ISU maintains standout programs in English, Psychology, Technology, Education, and Aviation, among others. Students receive “access to professors” and a “strong support system”, and with ISU’s “high GPA and academic requirements”, they feel the university does “everything they can to help you suceed.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
19.7:1
Total Faculty
684
with Terminal Degree
400

346
Men
338
Women
95
Minority
19
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
50%
Graduate in 5 years
89%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Larry Bird
Professional basketball player/Olympic Gold Medalist (1992)

Gib Verkamp
CEO & President - Aristokraft, Inc. (Retired )

Tony Hulman George
Co-Owner Vision Racing

Bruce Baumgarter
Olympic Wresler

Dr. Kam Lulla
Scientist, NASA, Johnson Space Center

David Hanners
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter

Susan Porter Rose
former Deputy Assistant to the President of the US

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines
Jul 1
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,638

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$5,625

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,971

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,256

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$5,638

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$8,216
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,146
Required Fees
$200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,110

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$807

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

In concert with the unpretentious Midwestern setting, ISU undergraduates are “down to earth and accepting of everyone”, as well as “motivated and eager to learn.” Students relay with some pride that they are “constantly studying” and “wanting to receive an education for their career path.” They respect the school’s “diversity”—one student stated a primary reason for attending as “Has black people”—and extol the university’s “giant melting pot” as well as how “very culturally aware” it is. As a result, the student population is comprised both of “first generation college students” as well as students of “all different backgrounds.” “Everyone is welcome here,” many students underscore, so “you never feel like you don't fit anywhere.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,881
Out of State
15%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
73

Demographics

54% female
46% male
15% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview

Students Say

ISU social life seems mostly contained on campus, and students are devoted to maintaining their “grades and homework” and “think about how they are going to succeed.” “The bar scene is pretty good” in surrounding Terre Haute, and on campus, “it’s so easy to make friends here” and “those that get involved in clubs or sports enjoy the university more.” “Greek life is very apparent at ISU”, with nine sororities and twelve fraternities, and “unless you Go Greek there isn't a whole lot to do here.” One student jokes that party seekers over “21 go to the bars”, while “students under 21 go to frats.” Many Indiana locals “go home over the weekends”, while others stick around to “go shopping for fun or just hang out with friends.” Residents report that they “love living here on campus” and that they “like to go to sporting events at the Hulman Center and concerts at The Venue.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
33%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
65
First-Year Students living on campus
80%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
83

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
282
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
9
Number of Religious Organizations
19

6% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

16% participate in intramural sports
5% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Sycamores)
6 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Sycamores)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

These days, Indiana State University’s impressive commitment to sustainability might be one of its proudest features—that’s saying something for an institution that boasts world-champion and Hall of Fame basketball player Larry Bird as one of its most famous alumni. A signatory of the ACUPCC and a STARS Silver school, ISU has already reduced its current carbon emissions to 53 percent of 1990 levels. ISU firmly believes that environmental, economic, and social sustainability comprise a “triple bottom line” standard of ethical responsibility, but the administration is not alone in its green-thinking philosophy. In a campus survey with more than 1,600 responses, 80 percent of the members of the entire campus community indicated concern about conservation and sustainability issues. ISU has a strong culture of experiential learning, so expect to get your hands dirty and get outside of the classroom if you’re taking sustainability courses here! For the first time in Fall 2014, ISU offered a minor in sustainability and is gradually adding more sustainability-focused courses, building toward a major in sustainability. Currently, students can choose an earth and environmental systems or human and environmental safety major, and there are numerous sustainability-related student groups, including a Food Recovery Network chapter, the Environmental Science Club, the Sustainability Committee of Residence Life, and the Sycamore Environmental Action Club. Several exciting new campus initiatives include the availability of Enterprise CarShare cars rentable for $7.50 an hour (including gas and insurance), a regional conference in Fall 2014 that drew 200 people to discuss sustainability as national security, and the continuous expansion of the 150-plot campus community garden. For those interested in alternative energy, ISU installed a rare helix-shaped wind turbine on campus, uniquely adapted for urban environments; this turbine is available for student research projects. Indiana State University understands that a commitment to sustainability extends beyond the campus grounds. To that end, the ISU’s Institute for Community Sustainability (ICS) is deployed as a comprehensive effort to integrate all of the sustainability efforts on campus and in the Wabash Valley. For example, ICS has recently partnered with local community organizations and schools to build seven “sister” educational greenhouses in the county. ICS works collaboratively with governmental, business, and nonprofit neighbors, using the community as a living laboratory for best practices in sustainability.

Green Rating
92
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
25%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
48

Average Number of PC's per Lab
19

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Gateway, and Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Melissa Hughes
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions, Indiana State Univ
318 N 6th Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Phone
812-237-2121

Email
admissions@indstate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Hulman Memorial Student Union
Student Recreation Center
John C. Hook's Memorial Observatory
Cunningham Memorial Library
Three Art Galleries
The Hulman Memorial Student Union Building contains The Commons(food court),Generations restaurant,Sycamore Banquet Center, several lounges, etc. Various Libraries = Cunningham Memorial (main), Women Study, Arts and Science, etc.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Hulman Center
Swope Art Museum
Vigo County Historical Museum
Indiana Theatre
Honey Creek Mall

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Mon-Sat. (During the academic year.)
Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 4:00PM (Sat. 10:00AM to 1:00PM)
812-237-2121

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
City Bus, Taxi, Greyhound Bus Line, and the closest airport is Indianapolis International Airport

Local Accommodations
http://terrehaute.com/lodging-2/
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Key Stats

11,258
Applicants
10,881
Size
83%
Acceptance Rate
920
SAT Scores

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