Indiana State University Acceptance Rate, Average GPA, SAT and ACT Scores

Indiana State University was established in 1865 as the Indiana State Normal School. The school was created to provide teachers for Indiana’s public schools and was located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Over the years, the school’s mission has evolved, and it now offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The first president of the university was Andrew Wylie, who served from 1865 to 1887. During his tenure, he secured $250,000 in state funding for the construction of a new building which is now known as Old Main. During this period, the school also added its first departments such as mathematics, sciences and modern languages. In addition to academic departments being added to the university during this time period, a library and student organizations were also created. Check Microedu for a list of community colleges in West Virginia.

In 1929, the name of Indiana State Normal School was changed to Indiana State Teachers College and then again in 1961 when it became known as Indiana State College. Finally in 1965 it received its current name of Indiana State University after becoming a public institution offering more than just teacher education programs. Since then ISU has continued to expand its academic offerings while increasing enrollment year after year and even adding a branch campus in Evansville in 1965.

Indiana State University, as one of the top colleges ranked by major educational institutions, has impressed us by its high selectivity and student friendly application process during admissions. The following tables detail 2018 class profile, including total applications received, average high school GPA, SAT scores/ACT scores, and acceptance rates of Indiana State University. To learn more about GPA, SAT and ACT scores information, please follow the links below. If you want to find even more about Indiana State University, such as tuition fees and scholarships, you can click the link after tables to visit the school’s official website.

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Admissions Stats

Indiana State University is an open-admissions university, meaning that anyone who meets the basic requirements for admission can be accepted into the university. For the fall of 2019, Indiana State University had an overall acceptance rate of 63%. This number reflects the total number of applicants who were accepted to attend Indiana State University. Of those accepted, 42% were female and 58% were male. Additionally, 82% of applicants were from in-state and 18% were from out-of-state. The average GPA for incoming freshman was 3.35 on a 4.0 scale, and the average ACT score was 22. The most popular majors at Indiana State University include business administration, nursing, criminal justice, accounting and psychology. Indiana State University also offers a variety of extracurricular activities to its students such as student organizations, intramural sports teams, clubs and Greek life options. Additionally, there are many opportunities for students to get involved in community service projects both on campus and off campus through volunteer organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of America or Habitat for Humanity. These activities provide students with meaningful experiences that can help them grow both personally and professionally while at Indiana State University.

Fall 2022 Selectivity

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2022 acceptance rate 85%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 85%

Fall 2022 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 9,989
Female applicants 5,479
Male applicants 4,510
Applicants accepted 8,500
Female applicants accepted 4,666
Male applicants accepted 3,834
Freshman enrollment 2,707
Female freshman enrollment 1,366
Male freshman enrollment 1,341
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2022 Wait List

School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2022 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 85%

Fall 2022 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA 96%
Average high school GPA 3.0
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 2.6-3.3

Fall 2022 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 73%
SAT Critical Reading average score 462
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 410-510
SAT Math average score 469
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 410-520
SAT Writing average score 444
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 390-490
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 6-8

Fall 2022 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 33%
Average ACT Composite score 19
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 16-22
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 15-21
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 16-22