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Applying to IU East

Find deadlines and resources for applying to IU’s regional campus in Richmond, where you’ll find a small-campus feel with customizable academic options to fit your life.

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Is IU East the right fit for you?

Located in historic Richmond, IU East is the leading public institution for four-year undergraduate and master’s degree programs in eastern Indiana and Western Ohio. This campus offers more than 60 academic programs and a flexible mix of on-campus and online classes, so students are able to design their education around their lives and earn an Indiana University degree at an affordable cost.

All students at IU East live off campus, but Red Wolves athletics and more than 30 student organizations are active on campus throughout the year, and the welcoming atmosphere and supportive faculty help students of all kinds to feel at home.

More to consider

  • Students admitted to IU East have an average high school GPA of 3.31 (out of 4.0).
  • The average class size at IU East is 17 students.
  • 87% of IU East students take at least some classes online.

All statistics are current as of 2023.

Learn more about life at IU East
academic programs
undergraduate students
student-faculty ratio
  • All statistics are current as of 2023.

You don’t see a lot of colleges like IU East, an affordable option with one-on-one interaction with professors. It’s amazing.

IU East student

How to apply to IU East

High school students, transfer students, and students applying for online degree completion programs should all apply to IU East with the Apply IU application.

If you’d rather apply by mail, you can request a paper application by calling 765-973-8208 or emailing

The final application deadline is August 17 (or August 19 for mail-in applications).

Applications are reviewed daily, so once the IU East Office of Admissions receives all your required information, you’ll hear from them directly with a written decision.

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Other deadlines to watch

Scholarship deadline: February 15
Priority admission deadline: May 1

IU East Admissions is here to help

Have questions? Find your admission counselor or contact:

Indiana University East
Office of Admissions
2325 Chester Blvd.
Richmond, IN

765-973-8208 (or toll-free: 800-959-EAST)


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