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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    C
About Indiana University - Bloomington...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big Ten Conference
Address
107 S. Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
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 130+ 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
79%
SAT Range
1060-1290
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$12,621/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,470/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,901/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,796/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,209/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,799/ year
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Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.236 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.246 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.247 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
32,005Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 156 responses
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  • Work hard, party hard
    31%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Work hard, party hard and diverse
    15%
  • Hoosier
    10%
  • Work hard, party harder
    9%
  • Party hard
    4%
  • Fun loving
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
62%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.328 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.375 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 176 responses
Report
  • INDIANA HOOOOOOSIERS
    23%
  • HOO HOO HOO HOOSIERS
    19%
  • Opportunity
    16%
  • Work Hard, Party Hard
    15%
  • You'll get it when you because a hoosier.
    9%
  • Big
    5%
  • Competitive and relevant
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
84%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.183 responses
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Indiana University - Bloomington Reviews

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I loved the campus of Indiana University! It has old buildings and the typical historic campus feeling. The moment I arrived there, it felt like home.
Also, the student life is awesome because everyone is involved and has tones of school spirit! All the alumni I know loved going to Indiana University and recommended it as a school I should apply to. After visiting, it became my top choice school for multiple reasons: it has an amazing top ranked business program, division 1 athletics, beautiful campus that is also safe, and the campus is large but easy to get around. This is definitely one of the best colleges I have been to.
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Indiana Universities campus gives you the feeling of living in a small city. It's still small enough to see friends around campus, but big enough to give students the sense of freedom every young adult is looking for when leaving home for the first time. With that, the architecture is beautiful. The hilly streets and tree covered parks add to the breath taking sights as well. It has a great variety of majors, including some of the highest ranked schools in the nation: Kelly, Jacobs, and a few others. Indiana University also includes a number of outstanding graduate programs that have been ranked among the best in the United States. On top of the outstanding scenery and large variety of academics, Indiana University also offers tons of great social groups. This includes a very large Greek life community and practically any club you can think of. Overall, Indiana University will give you a great College Experience!
Bloomington, sometimes referred to as the most beautiful campus in the world, is an overall excellent university. They offer almost any major one could imagine, and if not there is a program where you can create your own! The athletics are one of a kind, with one of the most invested fan bases in the US. Bloomington is one of the best college towns, offering a wide variety of restaurants and bars near campus. Dorms and housing are similar to any campus, there are pricy options with hotel status housing, and economic housing that's much more affordable. Whatever option you choose, you are sure to become a family and make friends. Overall, this campus ranks high on all levels, from academics to athletics.