University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN
location
Public
type
Suburban
setting
60%
40%
student ratio
8,414
total students
$6,637 | $15,977
in-state | out-of-state tuition
August 15
fall application deadline
61%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
503
sat math
499
sat reading
476
sat writing
22
act composite

Overview

University of Southern Indiana -- Advancing Education through Experiential Learning

The University of Southern Indiana (USI) is a comprehensive public university dedicated to advancing education and knowledge and preparing graduates to live wisely in a diverse, global community. USI offers a wide variety of programs from 4 academic colleges leading to 1 doctoral, 10 master's, and 70 undergraduate degrees. Programs emphasize experiential learning opportunities by increasing community engagement, co-ops, study abroad, and internships.

Founded in 1965, USI today enrolls more than 10,000 students from 44 states and 61 countries. Nearly 90% of recent USI grads work in their primary fields or related areas.

College of Business Offers 9 Majors

The Romain College of Business offers undergraduate programs designed to develop leadership, communication, and decision-making skills required in today's marketplace. Courses address the importance of ethical behavior, workforce and market diversity, innovation through technology, and understanding of global issues. Students who complete the program are prepared for admission to graduate study or positions in a variety of professional fields.

Undergraduate degrees are available in 9 majors, including accounting and professional services, finance, economics, marketing, business administration, business education, computer information systems, computer science, and management.

College of Liberal Arts Offers More than 30 Programs of Study

The College of Liberal Arts offers more than 30 programs of study in a wide array of academic majors and minors. Each program is designed to help students first develop the fundamentals of a liberal education before concentrating in studies that form the foundation for professional pursuits.

Undergraduate degrees leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees are offered in 18 majors: art, communication studies, journalism, public relations and advertising, radio and television, English, history, international studies, French studies, German studies, Spanish studies, theatre arts, philosophy, political science, psychology, criminal justice studies, sociology, and social work.

Students interested in teaching careers may seek secondary education licensing in an additional 6 majors, including visual art, visual art P-12, English, French studies, German studies, and Spanish studies.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Promotes Excellence and Leadership

The College of Nursing and Health Professions promotes excellence and leadership in healthcare research, education, practices, and community service. The college provides a caring atmosphere in which students can participate in educational experiences alongside faculty and community healthcare professionals. Graduates are prepared to become competent practitioners in personally satisfying and financially rewarding healthcare careers.

Undergraduate degrees are available through 6 programs, including dental hygiene, food and nutrition, health services, nursing, occupational therapy, and radiologic and imaging sciences.

College of Science, Engineering, and Education Offers Bachelor's Degrees in 12 Majors

The Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education offers many of its courses as laboratory-intensive experiences. Courses also emphasize cooperative education as a means of developing working relationships and teambuilding skills. Programs are ultimately designed to build bridges between the academic and professional worlds.

Bachelor's degrees are available in 12 areas of study: biology, biochemistry, chemistry, advanced manufacturing, engineering, industrial supervision, biophysics, geology, exercise science, kinesiology, sport management, and mathematics. The teacher education program offers additional undergraduate majors in early childhood education, elementary education, special education, biology, chemistry, secondary science, physical education P-12, and mathematics.

Division of Outreach and Engagement Allows Students to Build their own Degree

In addition to its 4 academic schools, USI also offers courses and a degree program through the Division of Outreach and Engagement. The division provides quality educational, research, and technical services designed to promote social and cultural enrichment, individual well-being, regional development, and economic opportunity.

The Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) degree program allows adult students (over age 25) to design programs that meet their individual educational or career objectives. The flexible degree can be completed with a focus in applied studies or individual studies. A minor in military science is also available.

Student Life at University of Southern Indiana

USI offers the "full college experience" through more than 100 clubs, organizations, and activities that develop skills and responsibility in a wide array of subjects. Active student organizations include the Classical Studies Club (CLST Club), Global Awareness Project (GAP), Colleges Against Cancer (CAC), Anime Club (AC), Medieval Studies Society (MSS), and Riley Dance Marathon.

Faculty members, staff members, and students also participate in many outreach and engagement programs across the region. Programs emphasize applied research, service learning, scholarly engagement, and regional partnerships. Research centers managed by USI include the Center for Disability Education, Center for Economic Education, and Southwest Indiana STEM Resource Center.

Faculty at University of Southern Indiana

The faculty members of USI have an array of teaching and professional experiences. For instance, Dr. James Dickerson of the social work department has a history of working with various demographics, including with juvenile offenders and interagency collaboration. He is the primary investigator in the program evaluation of the Vanderburgh County Treatment Court (VCTC) and the Director of the University of Southern Indiana, Center for Social Justice Education (CSJE), and recently presented his findings at a conference in Croatia.

Financial Aid Opportunities for Students at University of Southern Indiana

The financial aid office at University of Southern Indiana helps students and their families make the best use of all resources available to help finance the costs of attending USI. Freshman institutional scholarships include the Presidential Scholarship, Regional Academic Scholarship, Twenty-First Century Scholars Textbook Award, and USI Foundation Scholarship. Indiana state scholarships also include a variety of departmental scholarships and the competitive Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Scholarship.

Located on a Large Campus Near Many Attractions

USI is located on 1,400 acres in Evansville, Indiana, along the Ohio River. As the 3rd largest city in Indiana, Evansville is a regional hub that offers students access to many attractions, including museums, philharmonic, minor league baseball team, minor league hockey team, and zoo. The campus is also an easy drive from the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, and St. Louis.


Location & Contact

8600 University Boulevard
Evansville, IN 47712-3590
USA

Mr.Mark Rusk

Interim Director of Admission

Phone: 812-464-1765
Fax: 812-465-7154
Email: enroll@usi.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biophysics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Office Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Operations Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Radio and Television
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Business Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Early Childhood Education
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Manufacturing Engineering Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Dental Assisting
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health/Health-Care Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Radiologic Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapist Assistant
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Occupational Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Respiratory Care Therapy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Safety
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

61% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,831
    • Accepted3,576
    • Acceptance Rate61%
    • Enrolled8,414
    • Female Applicants3,838
    • Females Accepted2,370
    • Female Acceptance Rate61%
    • Male Applicants1,993
    • Males Accepted1,206
    • Male Acceptance Rate60%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Interview
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.27
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 499 440 550
    • SAT Math 503 450 550
    • SAT Writing 476 430 520
    • ACT Composite 22 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$6,637
    • Out-of-state tuition *$15,977
    • In-district tuition$6,637
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$320.00
    • Room and board *$7,928.00
    • Room only *$4,140.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students8,414
    • Male Student Percentage40%
    • Female Student Percentage60%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino2.32%
    • Black or African American4.46%
    • White or Caucasian85.32%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.23%
    • Asian1.18%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.07%
    • Two or more races2%
    • Unknown2.06%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.38% representing 31 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students11% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 30%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Humans vs. Zombies, Honors Student Assembly, Colleges Against Cancer, Student Alumni Association, Habitat for Humanity
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division II
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 2 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No Division 2 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 2 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Table Tennis Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 2 Yes
    • Track No Division 2 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 2 Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty664
    • Full-time Percentage53%
    • Part-time Percentage47%
    • Female Percentage58%
    • Male Percentage42%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio17:1 or 7,821 students to 456 faculty


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