Indiana State University Review

Indiana State University is a public, co-educational university located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Students can choose from more than 100 majors, such as criminology, nursing, business administration and physical education.

Indiana State University Overview

Founded in 1865, Indiana State University began as Indiana State Normal School, and went through three name changes before finally settling on Indiana State University in 1965. Located in Southwestern Indiana, Indiana State University used to comprise the University of Southern Indiana and Ball State University before these schools became independent entities.

Program options range from associate to doctoral degrees, and include an education specialist degree. Some of the most popular graduate degrees are educational leadership, nursing, media technology, counseling and industrial technology education. Indiana State University serves 8,460 undergraduates and 2,074 graduate students each year, and offers more than 100 extracurricular organizations and clubs.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Indiana State University admission requirements include high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for aspiring freshman enrollees who are under the age of 21. Upper-class, international and transfer student admissions vary. All applications require a non-refundable processing fee, unless they are submitted by a returning university student.

Any student seeking a degree or teacher certification can be considered to receive financial aid at Indiana State University. Applicants may petition for aid before they are admitted into the university, but cannot receive the aid until they're admitted and registered for classes. Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure aid eligibility.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

The Center for Instruction Research and Technology at Indiana State University provides students with technology skills workshops, employment services and a resource center. The Department of Earth and Environmental Systems offers research facilities for archaeology and geoarchaeology, paleontology and paleoceanography, biochemistry, environmental geology and seismology.

Indiana State University's Cunningham Memorial Library is located on campus and offers electronic resources, DVDs and CDs, as well as both face-to-face and online research help. Students from across the country can complete accredited courses, degree programs and professional development programs online through Indiana State University's distance-learning portal.

Colleges at Indiana State University

  • College of Technology
  • College of Nursing, Health and Human Services
  • College of Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business

School Contact Information

  • Address: 210 N. 7th St., Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
  • Phone Number: (812) 237-2284