Indiana University - South Bend

742 reviews
  1. South Bend, IN
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Indiana University - South Bend is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, IN 46634
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Range
840-1040
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$9,889/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,471/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,094/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,265/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,142/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,242/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,857Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Busy with school and work
    41%
  • Typical, pay to learn.
    28%
  • Focused
    15%
  • Lazy
    8%
  • Millennials can be lazy, adult learners focused.
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.68 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Small Commuter School
    36%
  • Small but diverse with many exciting degrees.
    30%
  • Full of great people
    15%
  • Exciting
    12%
  • High school all over again
    6%

After Indiana University - South Bend

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.42 responses

Reviews

742 reviews
  • Excellent
    61
  • Very Good
    259
  • Average
    329
  • Poor
    55
  • Terrible
    38
At IU South Bend, I can graduate in four years with an Indiana University (Academic Honors) Bachelors Degree in English Secondary Education with minors in Political Science and Spanish. This will allow me to get licensed in multiple subjects. Ultimately, I will be able to teach half the high school curriculum going into my first year of teaching. This will also give me a platform to get my accredition from the International Baccalaureate to teach a worldwide, rigorous curriculum, again, all in my first year of professional education. This will ultimately help me to get my Masters and Doctorates Degrees in Education, so that I may go into education adminstration, and ultimately Washington DC. And the best part of IUSB- I will graduate debt free. IUSB is one of the only affordable 4-year universities left in the country. This also makes it one of the best!
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 6 2015
IU South Bend is great! It is a small sized university, but you are still achieving the same degree as if you were at IU Bloomington. The connection and one on one time with professors is something I cherish because that may be more difficult to do at a larger university. The people here are really nice, the courses actually help you learn, and the clubs/athletics are very fun. I would highly recommend IU South Bend to anyone!
  • Freshman
  • 4 days ago
IUSB has many activities that students and their families can attend. We have a constant flow of programs, like pizza parties, comedy shows, art exhibits, speakers and programs that support the visual/verbal arts. We have a smaller campus, but our student activities center houses most of our activities and the offices of the officers. We also have intermural sports that anyone can be a part of and if there is a sport or activity that we don't have on campus, students are able to create it and start it!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 23 2012