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Study at Indiana State University

Indiana State University is a public university that is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It was established in 1865. ISU's main campus is located on the north side of Terre Haute's downtown business district. It consists of more than 60 buildings spread across an area of over 140 acres.

ISU offers various programs and degrees in diverse fields of study through five colleges and one school:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • School of Graduate Studies
  • College of Nursing, Health, and Human Services
  • College of Technology
The sports teams of ISU are known as Sycamores and their official mascot is Sycamore Sam. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Paul Benke, President of Colt Firearms; Margaret Gisolo, Founder of Arizona Arts Alliance; and Bruce Baumgartner, Olympic Gold Medalist.

Profile of Indiana State University

The campus of Indiana State is in Terre Haute, IN, which is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Indiana State include, at the school's highest level, the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Indiana State is known for its programs in engineering technician.

Indiana State Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 410. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 420 and 530.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Indiana State had 10, 543 students enrolled (9, 002 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Indiana State values student athletics, and belongs to the Gateway Football Conference and Missouri Valley Conference.

Indiana State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching405elementary school teaching, educational administration, physical education teaching, special ed, school Counselling, instructional media design, social studies teaching, curriculum and instruction, . . .
Business and Management345business management, human resources, marketing, accounting, finance, insurance, MIS, operations management, . . .
Liberal Arts265liberal arts and sciences, English, history, political science, sociology, geography, Spanish language, anthropology, . . .
Engineering Technician161electronics tech, architectural engineering tech, industrial tech, automotive tech, occupational safety tech, computer engineering tech, mechanical engineering related tech, robotics tech, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement138criminology
Therapy and Counselling127psychology, Counselling psychology, clinical psychology, school psychology, community health services, educational psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy114parks and recreation management, sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Media94communication studies, radio and television, journalism, organizational communications
Nursing and Emergency Medicine81registered nursing
Family and Social Work69family studies, family and consumer science, social work, food and nutrition, public administration
Transportation64commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations, aviation tech
Science61biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Medical Support and Technology39audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering35information technology, computer and info science
Music29music, music performance
Fine Arts26fine arts
Art Studies24art studies
Construction Trades18apparel and textiles
Architecture and Planning12interior architecture
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Medical administration6environmental health
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
office and Administration3office management

Contact: Indiana State

Indiana State University

210 N 7th St

Terre Haute, IN 47809

General Phone: (812) 237-6311


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