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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.”

Student Body

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.”

Campus Life

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.”

Overview

Applicants
12,861
Acceptance Rate
90%
Average HS GPA
3.17

GPA Breakdown

19%
Over 3.75
13%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
32%
2.50 - 2.99
9%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 570
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 550
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
16 - 23

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
20:1
Total Faculty
703
with Terminal Degree
399

361
Women
342
Men
95
Minority
11
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Majors

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES.

  • Architectural Technology/Technician.
  • Interior Architecture.

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African-American/Black Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Construction Management.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • Insurance.
  • Management Information Systems, General.
  • Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education.
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Engineering Technology, General.
  • Industrial Technology/Technician.
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
  • Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians, Other.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician.
  • Packaging Science.
  • Robotics Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering, General.
  • Pre-Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Apparel and Textiles, General.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Critical Infrastructure Protection.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MILITARY TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLIED SCIENCES.

  • Intelligence, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Gerontology.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Criminology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING.

  • Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
  • Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew.
  • Aviation/Airway Management and Operations.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


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
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Larry Bird
Professional Basketball Player and Olympic Gold Medalist (1992)

Jill Bolte Taylor
Neuroscientist, Author, and 1 of 2008 Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People

Tony Hulman George
Chairman of the Board - Hulman & Company

Kurt Thomas
Olympic Gymnast

Scott Molander
Co-Founder of Hat World

David Hanners
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter

Cynthia Shepard Perry
Terre Haute Native and Former Ambassador to Sierra Leone

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
26%
Graduate in 5 years
38%
Graduate in 6 years
41%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 1
Notification Date
Feb 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,091

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,354

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,842

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,833

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$9,170

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,036
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$19,960
Required Fees
$200
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,732
Transportation for Commuters
$848

On-Campus Room and Board
$10,907
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
10,951
Foreign Countries Represented
62

Demographics

1.17%
Asian
18.54%
African-American
4.85%
Hispanic
67.08%
Caucasian
3.39%
International

56% female
44% male
25% are out of state
81% are full time
19% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
32%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Dr. Rita Worrall

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

Assessment provided by a psychologist or psychiatrist. All documentation should address diagnosis, prognosis, functional limitations, and provide recommendations.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Assessment provided by a psychologist or psychiatrist. All documentation should address diagnosis, prognosis, functional limitations, and provide recommendations.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
243
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
12
Number of Religious Organizations
12

12% join a fraternity
11% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

4% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Sycamores)
7 Sports

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

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
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.

87/99
AASHE STARS® rating
SILVER
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
19%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2019.

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Hewlett Packard

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.

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
https://www.terrehaute.com/hotels


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