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  1. Academics
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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C+
107 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
From Indiana University - Bloomington

You’re determined to discover new things. You are curious, ambitious, and strive to make a difference. That’s why you belong at Indiana University Bloomington.

At IU, you’ll have experiences you can only find at a large university, with award-winning advisors and faculty who can provide personal support. And with hundreds of majors and minors, students can mix and match programs to find their perfect path—all on one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

IU offers 750+ student organizations, 25+ learning communities, and 30+ cultural organizations. You’ll find people who share your interests, along with people who are different from you—giving you endless opportunities to explore other interests, perspectives, and cultures.

Hands-on instruction and other high-impact experiences provide IU students with career exploration from day one. When it’s time to connect with employers, you can connect with career centers, job fairs, and 1,300+ employers who visit campus every year.

Indiana University - Bloomington Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1150-1360
ACT Range
24-31
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$11,931/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,640/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.236 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.264 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.265 responses

Majors

Biology and Biological Sciences

When pursuing your Biology or Biological Sciences degree at IU, you will work with faculty who are conducting ongoing, cutting-edge research, giving you the chance to participate in some of the latest scholarship in the field. Students in the Department of Biology have access to modern research facilities that offer state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation and powerful computational resources.

Online

Online Programs Offered
5
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
32,109Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,192
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 172 responses
  • Work hard, party hard
    31%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Work hard, party hard and diverse
    16%
  • Hoosier
    10%
  • Work hard, party harder
    9%
  • Party hard
    3%
  • Fun loving
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
61%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.346 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.393 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 194 responses
  • INDIANA HOOOOOOSIERS
    22%
  • HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS
    18%
  • Work Hard, Party Hard
    16%
  • Opportunity
    16%
  • You'll get it when you because a hoosier.
    8%
  • Competitive and relevant
    6%
  • Big
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $47,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    78%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    National
    83%
    84%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.183 responses

    Indiana University - Bloomington Reviews

    4,586 reviews
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    IU is a great school that needs to listen to their students. After mold outbreaks, professors spouting racist and misogynistic ideas, classes intentionally made tougher by the COVID-10 pandemic, closings of dorms, trying to evict students from their dorm rooms, etc. they still haven't learned that in order for them to be a good school they have to actually take care of their students and quit only looking at their bank statements! Otherwise: great school! Lots of great opportunities and an generally good education. Math classes are required and should be taken as simply as possible because the math department is terrible and cannot teach or grade anything in any way that makes sense to someone without a PhD in Mathematics. Great arts scene on campus and in the surrounding community.
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    Indiana University has a lot to offer. You just have to go out, explore, and seek it. Every niche is available, so play to your strengths! If you want a learning community, you can live in a dorm that specializes in that. If you want to be away from campus, there are plenty of apartments. If you don't like the party scene, don't live in the Northwest neighborhood of campus, etc...It can be easy to feel alone on such a large campus, so finding a club, group, or people within your degree to connect with is critical, but IU has opportunity for that in abundance. As for academics, you get what you put in, as I would imagine for most universities. For my degree, I had plenty of opportunities for office hours, student tutoring at the library, and more.
    IU is a great school. Even if you aren’t a party person, you can find your people. The diversity of people is amazing to be a part of, as well as the diversity of the academics. There are so many majors to do and hundreds of clubs to join. This is a great school if you are unsure about your major because once you choose, its there. If you are into technology, their Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering is new and growing fast! This is really the school for you if you love to be around all different kinds of people. Been a great experience.