Join our Forest of Blue — apply to Indiana State!

Indiana State University is your choice for practical, hands-on college education that prepares you to make a difference – in your life, in your career, and in the world!

Ready to apply to Indiana State? Apply now and take the first steps to becoming a Sycamore!    

Indiana State no longer requires standardized test scores, such as SAT or ACT, for freshman admission

After you apply, be sure to explore our 100+ undergraduate majors and 75+ graduate programs! We invite you to schedule a personal campus visit, attend one of our Preview Day events, or take our virtual campus tour right now!

Have questions? Our team at Indiana State will help you through the process from application to confirmation to setting up housing and scheduling orientation! Email us at or call 812-237-2121.

We can’t wait to welcome you to The Forest! 

The Indiana State Advantage - including free tuition for Pell-eligible students in Indiana and Illinois, an up to $3,000 experience grant, and a four year guarantee* - makes this premier educational experience accessible to every qualified student. It proves that excellence and accessibility are not mutually exclusive - in fact, at Indiana State, They are intentionally inclusive. Click to learn more!

Student must be in Indiana or Illinois and Pell-eligible to qualify for free tuition. Experience grant applies to one internship, service trip or study abroad experience up to $3,000. Four-year guarantee applies to students who meet the eligibility requirements and are unable to complete their degree in four years.