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Applying to IU South Bend

Find deadlines and resources for applying to IU South Bend, where you’ll find a welcoming, inclusive campus that takes pride in its community.

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Is IU South Bend the right fit for you?

IU South Bend offers a classic college experience on a picturesque campus, in a city whose ongoing revitalization has made national headlines. With nearly 82% of students coming from surrounding counties, there’s a strong emphasis on community involvement through internships and other partnership programs with businesses, government entities, and nonprofits in South Bend. A high proportion of alumni stays in the area after graduation too, many becoming business owners, employers, and leaders in the community.

In addition to its strong degree programs and community ties, IU South Bend also offers thriving NAIA athletics, more than 60 student organizations, and on-campus housing for up to 400 students.

More to consider

  • More than 98% of classes at IU South Bend are smaller than 50 students.
  • 40% of IU South Bend students are first-generation students.
  • 64% of students receive scholarships or financial aid.

All statistics are current as of 2023.

Learn more about life at IU South Bend
academic programs
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  • All statistics are current as of 2023.

You’ll be led in the right direction, even if you’re not sure what you want to study. You are definitely going to like it here. You’ll feel welcome.

IU South Bend student

How to apply to IU South Bend

High school students, transfer students, and guest (non-degree) students should all apply to IU South Bend with the Apply IU application.

If you’d rather apply by mail, you can call 574-520-4839 to request a paper application.

IU South Bend accepts applications on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by the priority admission deadline for the term you want to start.

IU South Bend Admissions will notify you directly via email or mail about whether or not you’ve been admitted, usually within two weeks of receiving your completed application and all required materials.

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Deadlines to watch

To be considered for priority admission*, apply by:

  • Fall semester: August 1
  • Spring semester: December 15
  • Summer term: April 1

*Priority admission deadlines are the dates to submit your application for the best chance of admission, as well as scholarships and financial aid. If you miss these deadlines, your admission to IU South Bend may be delayed until the following semester.

IU South Bend Admissions resources and support

Find where to learn more about different IU South Bend opportunities and application types.

You don’t have a class of 300 people, where you just feel like one in a sea of faces. You have a class of maybe 30 people, or even 15, and you just get to know everybody in the class, because it’s that small.

IU South Bend student

IU South Bend Admissions is here to help

Have questions? Reach out directly to the IU South Bend Office of Admissions.

Office of Admissions
Administration Building 140
1700 Mishawaka Ave.
P.O. Box 7111
South Bend, IN

574-520-4839 (or toll-free: 877-GO-2-IUSB)