Indiana State University Undergraduate Viewbook 2024

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Welcome to Indiana State University!

Dear Future Sycamore,

As the new president of Indiana State University, I am excited and honored to introduce you to our exceptional campus community. Indiana State provides a wonderful environment to study, learn, and grow, and my colleagues and I are deeply committed to supporting your successful college journey.

Established in 1865, our University has a rich history of empowering students like you to achieve your full potential and create a lasting impact in your future profession and your local community. Indiana State University is where academic excellence meets a vibrant and diverse student experience and where transformative learning opportunities prepare you for scholarly achievement and career success in our globally connected world.

As a Sycamore, you will experience incredible learning opportunities through service projects, study abroad, undergraduate research, volunteer activities, internships with major corporations, and other enriching activities. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy Indiana State’s active social life, with Division I athletics, Greek organizations, multicultural events, performing arts, intramural sports, and more than 160 campus student organizations, all contributing to a fun, connected, and friendly campus community.

Beyond sports, dance marathons, and events at the Fountain, your Indiana State experience is ultimately about preparing you for a successful future. We are nationally recognized for providing students with the social mobility to move, work, and live anywhere their dreams take them. Our 100,000+ alumni network and major employer partnerships ensured that 93% of Indiana State’s 2023 graduates secured job or graduate school placements following graduation. The average starting salary for an Indiana State graduate was $62,144.

I invite you to learn more about Indiana State University’s outstanding opportunities and exceptional educational value in the following pages. As this University’s 13th president, I've just started my own Sycamore adventure, and I'd love for you to come along and explore all that Indiana State has to offer.

Go Sycamores!


Engage. Inspire. Achieve.

Indiana State University is the place to explore your passions, learn real-world lessons, and challenge yourself academically as part of a diverse, welcoming campus community.

At Indiana State University, we offer 100+ undergraduate majors, robust academics, generous financial aid, and a rich student experience. It all adds up to a transformative college journey and the best educational value in the region.

At Indiana State University, you will benefit from:

• Small class sizes – most with fewer than 30 students.

• Personalized instruction and mentorship.

• Undergraduate research opportunities.

• Service-learning projects and study abroad.

• Internships with major employers.

Indiana State University has a network of 100,000+ successful alumni who serve as leaders and innovators in every corner of today’s economy, from aviation and construction to technology and medicine. You can join them, and make the most of your college experience, at Indiana State!






What’s Your Major?

Explore your possibilities at Indiana State University!

Our 100+ bachelor’s degrees, along with many certificates and minors, provide the foundation for your hands-on, real-world, goal-oriented college experience. Begin your journey to excellence with us!


Accounting, BS

African & African American Studies, BS

Archaeology & Applied Anthropology, BS Applied Medicine, BS

Architectural Engineering Technology, BS

Art Education (All Grade Levels), BS

Art, BS

Automation & Control Engineering Technology, BS

Automotive Engineering Technology, BS

Aviation Management, BS

Biology, BA or BS

Biology with Specialization in Medical Laboratory Science, BS

Chemistry, BA or BS

Civil Engineering Technology, BS

Communication Sciences & Disorders, BS

Computer Engineering Technology, BS

Computer Science, BS

Construction Management, BS

Criminology & Criminal Justice, BS

Cultural Communication, BA

Cybercriminology & Security Studies, BS

Data Science, BS

Digital Communication & Media, BA Economics, BS

Electronics Engineering Technology, BS

Elementary Education, BA or BS Engineering, BSE

Engineering Technology Management, BS English, BA English–Teaching, BA

Environmental Geoscience, BS Finance, BS

Fine Arts, BFA

General Studies, BA or BS

Geography & Sustainability, BA or BS Geology, BS

History, BA

Human Development & Family Science, BS

Human Resource Development, BS

Information Technology, BS

Insurance & Risk Management, BS Intelligence Analysis, BS

Interior Architecture Design, BFA

Journalism, BA

Kinesiology, BS

Language Studies, BA

Language Studies–Teaching, BA

Leadership & Professional Development, BS

Legal Studies, BS Management, BS

Manufacturing Engineering Technology, BS

Marketing, BS

Mathematics, BA or BS

Mathematics–Teaching, BS

Mechanical Engineering Technology, BS

Middle School Mathematics–Teaching, BS

Multidisciplinary Studies, BA or BS

Music, BS

Music Composition, BM

Music Education, BME

Music Liberal Arts, BA

Music Performance, BM

Nursing, Accelerated Second Degree

Nursing, Entering with LPN/LVN Licensure

Nursing, Entering without LPN or RN Licensure

Nutrition & Wellness, BS

Operations & Supply Chain Management, BS

Organizational Leadership & Supervision, BS

Packaging Engineering Technology, BS Philosophy, BA

Physical Education (All Grade Levels), BS

Physics, BA or BS

Political Science, BA

Professional Aviation Flight Technology, BS Psychology, BS

Public Health, BPH

Public Relations, BA

Safety Management, BS

Science Education, BS

Social Studies Education, BS

Social Work, BSW

Special Education, BS

Sport Management, BS

Technology & Engineering Education, BS

Theater, BA

Unmanned Systems, BS


Biology (Non-Thesis), MS

Communication, MA

Computer Science, MS

Criminology & Criminal Justice, MS

Earth & Quaternary Sciences (Thesis), MS

Geography & Sustainability, MS

Human Resource Development, MS

Mathematics, MS

Occupational Safety Management, MS

Technology Management, MS


Pre-Athletic Training




Pre-Occupational Therapy



Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Physician Assistant



For information on available certificates and licensures at Indiana State University, visit




African & African American Studies


Art History

Arts Administration

Athletic Team Management

Automation & Control Engineering Technology

Automotive Technology

Aviation Technology



Biology for Non-Science Majors

Business Administration

Business Analytics


Civic Leadership

Climate Change



Computer Engineering Technology

Computer Science

Computer Science–Teaching

Computer-Aided Design & Drafting

Construction Management



Creative Writing

Criminology & Criminal Justice

Cultural Communication


Digital Interactive Media

Digital Forensics

Early Childhood

Early Intervention (Non-Licensure)

Economic Policy


Electronics Technology

Elementary Special Education


English as a Second Language

Entertainment Design & Technology


Environmental Science


Financial Services

Financial Services Selling

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Investigations

Forensic Sciences

Gender Studies


Geographic Information Science




Health Communication


Human Capital Management

Human Development & Family Science

Human Resource Development

Humanities for Health & Medical Professionals

Information Technology

Insurance & Risk Management

Interior Architecture Design

International Studies


Language Studies

Law & Administration

Law Enforcement & Evidence

Lean Six Sigma

Legal Studies

Manufacturing Engineering Technology


Massage Therapy


Middle School Mathematics

Middle School Science

Military Leadership

Motorsports Management

Multidisciplinary Studies

Museum Studies

Music-General Music Teaching

Music Industry Studies


Nonprofit Leadership


Packaging Engineering Technology



Political Science

Professional & Public Writing


Public Administration

Public Health

Public Lands & Recreation Administration

Public Relations


Safety Management

Sales & Negotiations

Secondary Special Education

Security & Risk

Social Welfare & Justice


Sport Administration & Commerce

Sport Communication

Sport Facility & Event Management

Sport for Recreation

Sport Management

Sport Marketing & Revenue Generation

Strength & Conditioning

Studio Art

Supply Chain Management


Theater Acting


Traffic Engineering Technology

Unmanned Systems

Accelerated Master’s Programs

Earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years!

Our innovative, efficient, 4+1 programs allow you to seamlessly transition into graduate studies in your field and earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years. A graduate degree equips you with advanced knowledge and specialized skills that can lead to career advancement, higher earning potential, and a competitive professional edge. Pursue an accelerated master’s degree at Indiana State University for an early start on your career success in one of these areas of study!

Biology (Non-Thesis), MS

Communication, MA

Computer Science, MS

Criminology & Criminal Justice, MS

Earth & Quaternary Sciences (Thesis), MS

Geography & Sustainability, MS

Human Resource Development, MS

Mathematics, MS

Occupational Safety Management, MS

Technology Management, MS

College of Arts & Sciences

As the largest academic college at Indiana State University, the College of Arts & Sciences offers more than 120 degrees, minors, and certificate programs in the social sciences, natural and physical sciences, secondary education, humanities, and fine and performing arts. Here, you can explore your passions and discover new interests while working on challenging, exciting, hands-on projects that enhance your skills and prepare you for a fulfilling future career

Undergraduate research is an essential part of your learning experience in Arts & Sciences. Our expert faculty mentors guide and advise your work in ultra-modern labs using the latest tools, methods, and technology. Whether you are studying biology, graphic design, criminology, Spanish, psychology, or another discipline, the experiences you have in these learning spaces will transform you from a dedicated student-scholar into a confident, capable professional ready to create real change in the world

That’s only the beginning! Many of Indiana State’s 160+ student organizations are connected to Arts & Sciences programs, and assorted, significant campus events and activities also involve our departments, students, and staff. These include our popular Earth Day Celebration, the nighttime sky viewing in the John C. Hook Memorial Observatory, Student Media, campus radio and television stations, several Speaker Series, and many concerts, art exhibitions, and theater and dance performances. Arts & Sciences students also enjoy numerous study-abroad and service-learning opportunities that connect their academic studies to broader global interests.

These activities provide excellent opportunities for you to learn while also meeting new people, getting involved in the life of our campus, and making a difference for others. When you join our diverse community of scholars and innovators in the College of Arts & Sciences, you begin a transformative journey that fuels your passion for discovery and equips you with the knowledge and professional tools to achieve any goal.

Thirty percent of Arts & Sciences graduates go on to graduate school, medical school, or law school, while others move directly into rewarding and successful careers. Learn more about the College of Arts & Sciences at Or visit us on campus for a personal tour!

Average Starting Salary $51,727

Job Placement Rate 89%


Undergraduate Majors

The School of Criminology & Security Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences teaches at the forefront of cyber defense, intelligence, and digital forensics. A significant amount of student learning occurs in our high-tech Cyber/Intel Lab, where real-time simulations recreate scenarios students will encounter daily in the field. Workstations feature HP laptops, 32-inch LG monitors, and gaming chairs for comfort and productivity, while new Apple and Android mobile devices help students learn digital investigation techniques. The Cyber/Intel Lab uses internal servers in a secure learning environment for cybercriminology and intelligence analysis majors.

“When Dr. Fan Zuo welcomed me to his lab for research, he opened a door of opportunities that I never knew awaited me. After working on our research for three consecutive years, I had the opportunity to present my research at not one but two American Chemical Society national conferences, hosted in San Diego and Indianapolis, in addition to a regional conference in Puerto Rico. Dr. Zuo challenged me to achieve my highest goals. I’ll forever be grateful for all the extracurricular opportunities I received from the College of Arts & Sciences.”

Reem Zaher, ‘22

Biology BS

Chemistry Minor


Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity



“I chose Indiana State University because of the opportunities that were offered to me before I was even enrolled as a student. The scholarship and academic experiences made available were one of a kind and hard to pass up. I was also attracted to the class size and hands-on approach offered by the faculty.”

Business Analytics Minor

Scott College of Business

In the Scott College of Business, your career aspirations align with our high-quality degree programs and reputation for excellence to create an immersive, hands-on business education. We’ll help you develop a robust skill set tailored for today’s complex, global business landscape.

Undergraduate programs in the Scott College of Business are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Fortune, and Princeton Review. They include some of today’s most rewarding and high-demand professions: accounting, finance, insurance and risk management, marketing, and supply chain management, among others. Our majors are taught by worldclass business faculty with extensive professional and industry connections. They can help you land powerful internships, join resume-building research projects, and find outstanding career opportunities upon graduation.

Beyond our classrooms and learning labs, you will enrich your business education by joining some of our student organizations: the Sales & Negotiation Team, Entrepreneurship Club, Women in Business, or Investment Club. You may also join any of several business fraternities or professional association chapters, such as the American Marketing Association, Delta Sigma Pi, or Real Estate Club. Our Meis Center for Professional Development provides you with workshops on leadership, technology, critical thinking, teamwork, career readiness, and more. And our Boulet Mentoring Center can connect you with successful peers and experienced professionals to provide advice and insight as you prepare for your career.

Through student organizations, competitive business teams, and internships with global leaders, your learning experience at the Scott College of Business will become an active, real-world adventure. We believe that business is a force for good in the world, and we are ready to help you prepare for a transformative business career.

Learn more about the Scott College of Business at Or visit us at Federal Hall for a personal tour!

Job Placement Rate

Undergraduate Majors 9

The Networks Professional Development Program at Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business is a competitive, comprehensive four-year program that equips students to enter the workforce with advanced knowledge and skills gained through student leadership experiences and career planning activities. Networks participants enjoy travel opportunities, peer mentoring, work-based experiential learning, entrepreneurship activities, and professional networking as part of this dynamic program. Visit to learn more about applying to become a Networks Scholar! Networks Scholars

Bailey College of Engineering & Technology

In the Bailey College of Engineering & Technology, your passion meets our innovation and expertise to transform your engineering aspirations into professional reality. Here, your education goes beyond theory and directly into hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art labs, where you’ll bring ideas to life under the mentorship of expert professors with industry connections

The Bailey College tailors degree offerings to match the demands of the modern workforce We offer 19 undergraduate majors, including professional aviation flight technology, unmanned systems, safety management, interior architecture design, and programs geared toward computer, automotive, civil, electronics, mechanical, and other engineering technology specialties

With a $66 million state investment set to enhance our classrooms and 20+ cutting-edge lab spaces, you’ll have all the tools you need to design, build, and refine complex projects that embody the core principles of your discipline. The Bailey College’s strong industry ties can help you secure paid internships with major employers for invaluable on-the-job experience, as well as potential job opportunities upon graduation.

We also offer enriching extracurricular opportunities, such as with our ISU Flight Team, Team Sycamore Racing, and Construction Club, and many student organizations, including Women in STEM Professions (WiSP) and campus chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and American Society of Safety Professionals, among others. Through these activities and student groups, you’ll develop the practical skills, industry insights, and professional network necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of engineering and technology. Join us in the Bailey College, where together we will transform your aspirations into professional reality as we shape the world through engineering and technology. Visit us online at to learn more. Or visit us for a personal tour of the John T. Myers Technology Center and Annex!

Average Starting Salary $68,491

Job Placement Rate 95%

Bailey Scholarship Awards 50

The Bailey College of Engineering & Technology’s Unmanned Systems major is recognized as one of the top such degree programs in the United States. Students receive hands-on training in UMS programming, unmanned aircraft theory, flight operations, and mission analysis from expert faculty with industry connections and experience In our high-tech Unmanned Systems Mobile Laboratory, students will gain practical experience. Unmanned Systems is a growing field with applications for a wide range of industries, including transportation, construction, energy, agriculture, law enforcement, homeland security, and more. Join this rapidly evolving aviation field with a UMS degree from Indiana State University!

“Indiana State’s academic reputation and commitment to excellence were major attractions for me. I was impressed by the University’s diverse range of academic programs and the quality of education it offered across various disciplines. Indiana State stood out as an institution that could provide a solid foundation for my educational journey.”



“Faculty are always willing to talk to you about academics or about how your day is going. It’s nice to have faculty here at Indiana State University who really care about how their students are doing.”

Bayh College of Education

The Bayh College of Education prepares you to meet society’s need for passionate, inspirational teachers and school service professionals. We offer academic programs in elementary, special, secondary, art, music, and physical education, communication sciences and disorders, and human development and family science, as well as minors in counseling, gerontology, special education, reading, and early childhood education

In these programs, you will prepare for professional work experiences through unique experiential learning activities and early field experiences that include student teaching, mentoring, volunteer opportunities, and nine education-specific student organizations. You will also participate in hands-on clinical experiences working with community clients in our Rowe Center for Communicative Disorders, which is part of the Norma and William Grosjean Clinic. Our education classes are taught by expert faculty with decades of teaching and research experience, and small class sizes provide opportunities for personalized instruction.

Outside the classroom, you will enhance your skills and knowledge with resources such as our Center for Mathematics Education and our Early Childhood Education Center, a comprehensive childcare and development center that serves and educates children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age. And your participation in student organizations such as the Indiana Student Education Association, the Student Council for Exceptional Children, the Alpha Delta Kappa Collegiate Club, or our other teaching fraternities and clubs, will help build your network through peer-to-peer activities.

The Bayh College of Education has prepared educators to teach future generations for more than 150 years. We provide you with the tools, experiences, student-teaching opportunities, and professional relationships you need for a successful academic journey and future career readiness. Learn more about the Bayh College at, or visit us in University Hall for a personal tour!

The Teachers of Tomorrow Advancing Learning (TOTAL) program in the Bayh College of Education provides students with an intensive internship experience in a single classroom for an entire semester prior to student teaching. This immersion into a working classroom provides interns with one-on-one coaching and invaluable experience in the day-to-day world of elementary education. The TOTAL program prepares elementary education students for success as student-teachers and as education professionals. Learn more about this experience at

College of Health & Human Services

In the College of Health & Human Services, our high-quality degree programs propel you toward your professional goals. Undergraduate programs include nursing, social work, public health, kinesiology, sport management, and physical education. Additionally, our faculty in the Department of Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation provide advising for students pursuing pre-professional studies in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and physician assistant, as preparation for graduate study in those clinical disciplines. Our majors are taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in their fields and deeply invested in your success and wellbeing. They can help you land immersive professional internships, clinical placements, and resume-building research opportunities that prepare you for the challenges of your chosen field. In addition, you are invited to participate in engaging community initiatives, experiential learning projects, and other service-learning opportunities that allow you to make a meaningful impact while honing your skills. CHHS professors have led international service-learning and course-credit trips to countries including Peru, Cuba, the United Kingdom, and France, providing students with a global perspective for their studies and future practice.

At the College of Health & Human Services, you will enrich your learning experience in cutting-edge, student-centric facilities equipped with the latest technology. The Center for Sports Medicine and Performance combines athletic training services and strength and conditioning units to provide independent medical care for student-athletes. The West Central Indiana –Area Health Education Center offers holistic learning experiences through clinical training and community-based education with local healthcare partners. These and other experiences will not only enrich your academic journey but also provide invaluable insights and empathy as you prepare to serve your future community.

At Indiana State University, our College of Health & Human Services students, faculty, and professional colleagues form an integral part of a supportive Sycamore family. We are ready to help you prepare for an impactful healthcare career improving the health and well-being of communities around the world. Learn more about the College of Health & Human Services at Or visit us for a personal tour!


Average Starting Salary

Job Placement Rate


95% Undergraduate Majors

The Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) Simulation Center provides students with innovative, interprofessional education and hands-on training for a variety of healthcare careers. The Center was the first in the state of Indiana to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. You will learn in simulated environments that mimic healthcare situations and also work with other students studying in disciplines outside your major. This is important, as you will work side-byside with professionals across the spectrum of care in your career. Learn more about the Simulation Center at

“The Kinesiology department has expanded my understanding of my field and challenged me to explore different paths. Along with my massage therapy minor, I have learned so much more than proper techniques. I have improved my customer service skills and developed plans that work best for my clients.”




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Elevate Your Education with the Honors College

If you are looking for an exceptional learning experience with challenging, unique coursework and academically enriching experiences beyond your major, the Honors College at Indiana State University is the perfect opportunity for you!

The Honors College is home to more than 1,000 intellectually curious students who make up a diverse, talented, and welcoming community of learners. Honors students at Indiana State take thought-provoking, interdisciplinary classes that explore social and cultural issues and lend global context to their major course of study. They also participate in scholarly research, attend and present at academic conferences, travel abroad, complete an Honors thesis, and play significant leadership roles on the Indiana State University campus.

See the World and Study Abroad

Embark on eye-opening travel adventures, from cultural immersion in cities like London and Paris, to ecological field studies in Costa Rica’s rainforests, to explorations of ancient sites in Greece. These enriching global experiences will broaden your perspectives as you prepare to become a successful leader and professional in an increasingly global society. Study-abroad opportunities include alternative winter and spring break service trips, summer excursions, or semesters abroad.

Take Charge with Leadership Opportunities

Develop leadership skills through interactive seminars, community service projects, peer mentorship opportunities, career coaching, and other professional development activities. These opportunities will help you build confidence, refine your communication skills, and gain invaluable experience guiding teams to success.

Living and Learning as a Community

The Honors College is a close-knit community where you will enjoy shared residential living with peers, work collaboratively on projects, engage in social activities, and participate in mentorship programs. This nurturing environment fosters lasting friendships, builds peer support networks, and creates a profound sense of belonging that is key to your academic success.


Student Life at Indiana State University is interesting, active, and fun!

There is always something worthwhile happening on our beautiful, 435-acre campus, and living in residence halls places you right in the middle of it! Whether you’re hosting a late-night study session with friends in your Living-Learning Community, participating in a lip-synch competition at the Hulman Center, or attending an internationally themed dinner and show at the Hulman Memorial Student Union, you will always find something new and different to be part of in the rich campus life at Indiana State University.





Make Yourself At Home

Make our safe and supportive campus environment your home base for a rich and rewarding student experience!

Nurture your personal, social, and academic growth as a campus resident at Indiana State University! Here, you will have a short walk to class (and food), meet neighbors who become friends, and live near the heart of many activities and resources that make life at Indiana State something special.

Benefits of Campus Living

Living on campus offers many perks beyond the convenient walk to class and campus dining. You will live in a modern, comfortable, furnished room or suite near study and social lounges and free in-building laundry units. You’ll be close to Sycamore sporting events, the Student Recreation Center, and the Hulman Memorial Student Union, home to many student activities, fast-food options, and Starbucks! And with downtown Terre Haute just a short walk across campus, there is rarely a need to drive or look for campus parking.

Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) at Indiana State University provide a unique residential experience in which you live on the same floor or in the same building with peers who share similar interests, from academic majors to environmental concerns, entrepreneurship goals, and more. You’ll take classes together and have special access to workshops, speakers, and community events available only to your group. These tight-knit communities encourage collaborative learning, create mentorship opportunities, and help you build your social networks and develop lasting friendships.

Campus Dining Options

You will enjoy many on-campus food choices at Indiana State University. Sycamore Dining Hall is an all-youcare-to-eat setting, with menus changing daily. The Hulman Memorial Student Union features a food court with popular fast dining, including Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. And you won’t want to miss Indiana State’s hometown favorite, George’s Cafe! Students who live in a residence hall are required to have a residential meal plan, and you can choose the option that’s best for you.

A Day in the Life of a Sycamore

Spend a day on campus with Indiana State University student Nia Pullins. From morning to night, Sycamores like Nia stay active and productive!

Sycamore and ROTC cadet Nia Pullins has a busy schedule. Between classes, training, work, and her social life, Nia always has something exciting on her agenda. “There’s always something to do. I’m never bored. I have a calendar and I look at it every day to make sure I’m remembering everything I have to do. Thankfully, my professors are helpful and understanding about busy schedules.”

Nia Pullins | Business

Morning | 4:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Nia’s day begins early – really, really early!

6:00 AM – ROTC Physical Training

7:30 AM – Breakfast

8:00 AM – Career Center Job

11:00 AM – Class (Feminist Philosophies)

12:00 PM – Quick Lunch

Evening | 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Nia enjoys spending time with ROTC and Army colleagues, a peer group that understands her busy schedule and her commitment to college and military life.

5:00 PM – Dinner at Sycamore Dining Hall

5:30 PM – Homework

6:30 PM – Alpha Kappa Alpha (Stroll Practice)

7:30 PM – Indiana National Guard Practice/Drills

Afternoon | 12:15 PM – 4:30 PM

Taking online as well as on-campus courses has made Nia’s schedule more manageable.

12:15 PM – Career Center (Back to Work)

1:00 PM – Leadership Under Fire (Military Class with Lab)

2:15 PM – Homework

3:00 PM – Insurance and Risk Management (Online Course) 4:00 PM – Organizational Behavior (Online Course)

Night | 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

After a long and busy day, Nia returns home ready to relax and prepare for the same pace tomorrow. She purposefully avoids energy drinks during the day so she can be ready to sleep at night.

9:00 PM – Homework

9:45 PM – Review the Calendar and Check Tomorrow’s Schedule

10:00 PM – Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Welcome to The Crossroads!

Indiana State University sits in historic downtown Terre Haute, popularly known as the Crossroads of America.

Terre Haute, Indiana is an inviting community with the conveniences of city living and a comfortable hometown feel. Our 435-acre campus is located a short walk from cozy downtown restaurants, eclectic retail shops, an art gallery, and popular cafes. The commercial district features a wide selection of eateries and chain stores, as well as a shopping mall, a 12-screen movie theater, collectibles shops, and other attractions.

Terre Haute is located in the Wabash Valley and is a paradise for anyone who loves the outdoors. The city features more than 1,000 acres of hiking and biking trails, golf courses, and nature areas. Several scenic state parks and other natural attractions are located within an hour’s drive. Terre Haute is home to a vibrant arts and culture district, and downtown street fairs, music festivals, and local concerts are common.

Terre Haute is located about 90 minutes southwest of Indianapolis and is a convenient day trip away from several other metro areas, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Louisville. Whether you’re staying in town for the weekend or looking for a road trip, Indiana State University is the perfect home base for your college adventures!

Health & Wellness

Indiana State University

cares about

you! We offer a variety of programs and resources to support your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Our Student Recreation Center, Student Health Clinic, and Student Counseling Center will help you stay healthy, achieve balance, maintain focus, and optimize your performance in the classroom and across all aspects of your college life. Whether you need to relax in the pool after a stressful exam, receive medical treatment for a minor illness or injury, or talk through life’s challenges with a caring counselor, our campus resources are here for you.

Student Recreation Center

Indiana State University provides a 103,000-square-foot recreation facility with a three-court gymnasium, a natatorium with a lap pool, a leisure pool, a 22-person spa, a fitness and strength-training center, and multipurpose activity studios for yoga, spin, and other fitness classes. Lockers and shower facilities are provided, and personal training sessions are available. The SRC is open seven days each week during the semester, excluding break weekends and holidays.

Student Health Center

The Student Health Center (UAP Clinic) at Indiana State University provides high-quality care to all students taking one or more class credits. Services include treatment for acute injuries, allergy shots, immunizations, and care for various health conditions.

Student Counseling Center

The Student Counseling Center offers confidential, culturally sensitive counseling services to all registered students at Indiana State University. Counselors are available to discuss a variety of personal concerns, including difficulties adjusting to college life, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, body image concerns, and more. If you need to talk to someone, you can talk to us.

Making Connections and Getting Involved

Find your people and make a difference at Indiana State University!

There are more than 160 student clubs and organizations at Indiana State, and any of them could use your talents and participation. Enjoy politics and government? Run for Student Government Association! Are you a natural at sales, networking, and fundraising? Join the Student Philanthropy Club! Wherever your interests lie, there is someplace for you to use them at Indiana State University!

Our campus offers a rich social and cultural life, with many multicultural events, activities, and advocacy centers. Greek life thrives here, too, with numerous sorority and fraternity volunteer activities and competitions throughout the year. Volunteer and service opportunities abound at Indiana State, from community cleanup days and volunteering at the local animal shelter, to reading to young children and packing food for the less fortunate. You will always have something to do, and always find someone to do it with, at Indiana State University!

Game Day is a big deal at Indiana State University.

Our campus has a proud tradition of college athletics that continues today with 15 Division I athletic teams competing in the Missouri Valley Conference. Sycamore athletes give their all on the field of competition and in the classroom. Our student athletes had posted a 3.417 cumulative GPA as of Fall 2023. And our student fan section, The Forest, gives our hometown Sycamores a huge advantage in every contest!

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Opportunity. Experience. Achievement


Indiana State University provides exceptional preparation and a competitive professional edge in the 21st century’s most in-demand careers!

Our combination of academic distinction, rich student experiences, and comprehensive support set Indiana State University apart from other Midwest colleges and universities. You will graduate in four years having benefitted from 100 percent hands-on courses, real-world research projects, illuminating study-abroad adventures, fruitful internships, and empowering mentorship experiences. Generous financial aid, numerous scholarships, and convenient student services such as career counseling, health services, and academic support, help create a supportive and enriching environment for your success. Applying for admission is easy, and our Admissions and Financial Aid counselors are available to answer questions and provide assistance!





Discover Your Advantage

At Indiana State University, we invest in your student experience because we expect you to do great things!

The Indiana State Advantage is our commitment to providing academic excellence, a rich student experience, and outstanding educational value to ambitious students with big dreams. It provides you with the incentive and motivation to take advantage of the many great opportunities available to you at Indiana State University.

Free In-State Tuition

Indiana State will cover four years’ in-state tuition for qualified, Pell-eligible students from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, or Wisconsin. This is available to students with a 2.75 GPA or higher and may renew annually up to three more years if recipients continue to meet academic criteria. Visit for details and guidelines.

Experience Grant Up to $3,000

Some of your most impactful learning experiences will take place far from campus: serving internships in other states; conducting undergraduate research in ancient cities; completing service projects overseas; taking a study-abroad semester; or working on some long-planned creative project. The Experience Grant at Indiana State University provides a one-time stipend up to $3,000 to support your one-of-a-kind learning experience. It will be available beginning the second year at Indiana State. Visit for details and guidelines.

Guaranteed 4-Year Graduation

Your time at Indiana State University will be the best four years of your life! If you sign up for our 4-Year Graduation Guarantee, and you complete your program requirements, you will graduate on time or we will cover tuition for your remaining classes. To be eligible, you must sign up your freshman year, and you must adhere to all Graduation Guarantee responsibilities.

Rome, Italy

“I earned my undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Massage Therapy. I chose Indiana State University because I wanted to get my master’s in Athletic Training here. I decided to be an athletic trainer early on in high school, and I’ve been on this path ever since.”

Mary Schroeder, ‘22

Physical Education: Exercise Science BS with Massage Therapy Minor

Athletic Training MS (current student)

Your Future is Waiting

Indiana State University packs a tremendous amount of education, experience, and advantage into four affordable years of college!

Our highly accredited degree programs, hands-on curriculum, extensive employer networks, and one-of-a-kind learning opportunities will prepare you for a quickly evolving 21st-century workforce. Many students from Indiana State secure jobs with some of the world’s best-known and most successful companies. Others attend graduate or professional school at places like Harvard, Michigan, Baylor, Vanderbilt, and the University of Glasgow in Scotland, among others.


Average Starting Salary

Job Placement Rate 93% Successful Alumni


Indiana State University Graduates Work For:

Find Your Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships at Indiana State University add extra flexibility and valuable opportunity to your college experience!

Indiana State is invested in your future. We award $15.6 million in scholarships, including competitive scholarships, merit-based awards, and scholarships related to specific majors, interests, or extracurricular activities. These are made possible thanks to funding provided by Indiana State’s generous donors.

Our scholarship portal is called The Branch. It’s where you can search for scholarships, complete applications, and check for updates on your scholarships and awards.

FAFSA Information

Completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an essential step in preparing for college. The FAFSA tells us the types and amounts of financial aid you qualify for, helping us help you plan for any remaining college expenses. Our financial aid counselors at Indiana State University are available to answer questions about the FAFSA process.

The standard deadline to file the FAFSA is April 15 for Indiana residents. Be sure to include Indiana State University as your school of choice.

Cost to Attend Indiana State University

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Take your next steps toward an exceptional Indiana State University education!

Begin your college journey by applying to Indiana State University. Our supportive community, quality academic programs, and abundant hands-on learning opportunities will build your professional skills, boost your earning power, and propel you toward a rewarding future.

Freshman Applicants

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

• Complete a rigorous college preparatory curriculum (Core 40 for Indiana residents).

• Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

A complete application will include:

• Official high school transcript: Transcript must be sent directly from the high school to Indiana State University electronically or through mail. Official HSE and GED scores may be substituted for high school transcripts.

• Standardized test scores (optional): SAT and ACT scores are not required for admission but may be considered for certain merit-based scholarships.

• $25 application fee.

Transfer Applicants

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

• Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale from all colleges attended.

• Be in good academic standing at the last institution attended.

• Complete 12 credit hours or more at another institution post-high school graduation.

A complete application will include:

• Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.

• Applicants with fewer than 12 transferable hours must also submit an official high school transcript.

• $25 application fee.

International Applicants

In addition to the standard application materials, international students will also need to submit the following documents to complete their application:

• A copy of your passport.

• Official English proficiency scores.

• $65 application fee.

Important Deadlines

We accept applications throughout the year. Applications received after these deadlines will be accepted and every attempt made to ensure consideration for the desired semester or term.

Fall Semester: June 1

Spring Semester: December 1 (October 15 for International Students)

Summer Session: May 1

Take a Day and Visit Campus

Experience our learning community in person and discover why Indiana State University is the best educational value in the region!

Seeing is believing, and our friendly, spirited campus will show you what makes Indiana State University special. Visit us in historic downtown Terre Haute for a personalized tour Monday through Friday or on select Saturdays. You can also attend special visit days to participate in group tours, learn about specific colleges or programs, chat with professors, tour our academic buildings and residence halls, and explore our many student resources.

Schedule a visit. Or watch our virtual tour today!

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