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Indiana University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Admission to Indiana University is selective and merit-based with an acceptance rate of 76%. Currently, more than 8500 international students from more than 173 countries are studying at the university. The university offers 200+ undergraduate programs and 300+ graduate programs divided among 12 schools. More than 10% of international students are offered admissions every year for undergraduate programs.

  • The students have to submit either the TOEFL or IELTS test score under the English proficiency test for admission into various programs at Indiana University.
  • Deadlines, applications, and academic requirements vary for Graduate programs.
  • The admission process can be completed online.
  • Apply early to get the strongest consideration and scholarships.
  • The university requires scores from the SAT or ACT. Your score must be sent directly from the test agencies.


Test scoresUG: ACT/SAT scores
PG: GRE/other test associated with the program
Application portalUG: University online application/Common application/Coalition application
PG: Intended program’s website
Application feeUG: $65 (non-refundable)
PG: vary according to program
Admit rate77%
Average retention rate90%
Intake sessionsFall, Spring, Summer
International students6534

Indiana University Admission Deadlines

Application dates for International studentsDeadlines
Fall intake for Undergraduate programs
Early action deadlines1 August - 1 November
Regular decisionFebruary 1
After FebruaryThe application will be considered on seat availability

Indiana University Undergraduate Admissions

How to apply -

  • You can choose from one of the three application platforms - IU application form, Common Application form or Coalition application form.
  • Submit the IU-specific essay as part of your application.
  • Submit your official high school transcript
  • Have your ACT and/or SAT scores sent to IU Bloomington directly from the testing agencies

Application fee: $65

Academics requirements: ACT/SAT scores

ExamsScore requirement
SAT (Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing)1303

Supporting documents: Transcripts, academic records sent directly from school and translated if they are in a language other than English, external exam results/predicted results, essays.

Additional documents - Counselor or teacher recommendations, community service, work experience, and leadership experience

Indiana University Language Requirements for International Students

The applicants can submit either of the test scores mentioned below.

English language testMinimum score required

After applying: You can check your application and submit electronic documents on iStart, an online portal for international students.

Scholarship consideration - For IU Academic Scholarships, you must submit a complete admissions application including official transcript, test scores, and IU-specific essay by November 1.

Qualified international students who submit a complete application for admission by February 1 will be considered for merit-based scholarships specifically for international students

Indiana University Graduate Admissions

You can apply to a graduate program at Indiana University during your final year of undergraduate study or after completing your graduation.

How to apply - International candidates can apply online.

When to apply - Each graduate program determines its own application deadline and decides when it will accept applications. You need to check the intended program’s website to find out when you need to apply.

Documents required - Transcripts, Test scores, letters of recommendation or essays, Personal statement, English test scores like TOEFL are some basic requirements. You can check other requirements on the website page.

Indiana University MBA requirements

Application portal - Kelley School of Business

Academic requirements - GRE scores or other tests associated with the program, a personal statement, a transcript from all institutions attended and letters of reference.

ExamsMinimum requirement

Language requirements for International Candidates - TOEFL or IELTS. Scores more than two years old are not accepted. However, the requirement for TOEFL or IELTS can be waived if applicants who have earned an undergraduate or postgraduate degree from an institution in which English was the language of instruction.

ExamMinimum score requirement
IELTSBand 7.0

Indiana University Law requirements

At Indiana law school you can choose from the wide variety of courses you can select the combination that suited your career goal or interest.

Admission portal - Maurer School of Law

Admission fee - $85.

A fee waiver is available on merit and financial need.

Application requirements - LSAT score, 2 letters of recommendation, Personal statement, Resume.

Language requirements for International Candidates - TOEFL or IELTS


When to apply:

FallFebruary 1 - April 1
SpringSeptember 1 - November 1

Indiana University M.S. Computer Science Requirements

M.S. computer science is one of the widely popular courses at Indiana University. The graduates from the university are high in demand and work for Big giants such as IBM, Amazon, Yahoo! and Expedia.

How to apply - You can apply online from the official website of the course.

Application deadline - January 1

Academic requirements - Four-year Bachelor’s degree (or an equivalent degree) in computer science, GRE general test scores, Statement of purpose (SOP), Transcripts, LORs(3), Resume, WES evaluation (International students),

Language requirements - TOEFL

Internet-based test (iBT) - At Least 96

Paper-based test (PBT) - At least 600

Note - IELTS is not accepted

IU Transfer Admissions

Admissions for transfer applicants is quite selective. You will need a solid academic record and performance to get admission. The university welcomes 1000 transfer students every year.

You should have a minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.5. The factors like recent grade trends, SAT or ACT results, participation in extracurricular activities and community service will be considered.

Language Requirements for International Candidates - TOEFL/IELTS/ Duolingo English Test (DET) can consider but you will still need to demonstrate proficiency through other test scores.

TOEFL (internet-based test)79
TOEFL (paper-based test)550

When to apply -

FallJune 1
SpringNovember 1
SummerMarch 1

Academic requirements - SAT/ACT scores, official transcripts(translated in English), Request for review of undistributed credit.

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