About Indiana State University
Indiana State University (ISU) is a public university located in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The Princeton Review has named Indiana State as one of the "Best in the Midwest" five years running, and the College of Education's Graduate Program was recently named as a 'Top 100' by U.S. News & World Report while the graduate program in nursing was recognized as among the top 75 in the nation by U.S. News. The magazine also classifies Indiana State University as a fourth tier university, which is the lowest ranking of the national university classification. The current Carnegie classification for ISU is Doctoral/Research University. ISU is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. ISU is also included in Carnegie's new Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships category that recognizes substantial commitments to both an academic approach to mutually beneficial and respectful community collaboration and extensive outreach and partnerships.
Indiana State offers 100+ majors, notably education, business, criminology, finance, insurance and risk management, nursing, athletic training, and construction technology; the university's education, financial services, geography and clinical psychology programs are nationally recognized.
Indiana State is a diverse university, with 2.4% of students attending as international students and 17.9% of students belonging to a minority. Of the 17.9% minority students, 74.8% are African American, 9.7% are multiracial, 7.8 percent are Hispanic and Latino American, 5.9 percent are Asian American, and 1.9 percent are Native American.
Indiana State is the first public university in Indiana to require incoming freshmen to have a laptop. ISU offers Dell Latitude E6400 laptops to incoming freshmen with high high school GPAs of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) as part of its Laptop Initiative.