About Indiana University-Bloomington

Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington. is a Public college. Located in Indiana, which is a city setting in Indiana, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 39,184 full time undergraduate students, and 10,511 full time graduate students.

The Indiana University-Bloomington Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 2086 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Indiana University-Bloomington include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline
Application Fee60
SAT Range1060-1290
ACT Range24-30

Admissions at IU are considered Less Selective, with ,295% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 22 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 74% were in the top quarter, and 37% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Indiana University-Bloomington.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
15%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
51%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
51%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
39%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
14%
“We bought the gear”
81%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
77%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
7%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
55%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
42%
“There might be people who do”
45%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
24%
“We know about current events and vote”
59%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
15%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
2%
“We save it for the classroom”
24%
“Sometimes, but not often”
51%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
23%
“All the time, including weekends”
1%
“I”m always terrified”
10%
“I only go out in groups”
51%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
39%
“I feel extremely safe”
5%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
14%
“We bought the gear”
81%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
10%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
58%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
29%
“We”re a very artistic group”
2%
“Haven”t met them”
6%
“Available in class”
67%
“They keep regular office hours”
26%
“They”re always available”
2%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
11%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
77%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
10%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
2%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
7%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
37%
“We only party on weekends”
55%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
5%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
42%
“There might be people who do”
45%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
8%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Indiana University-Bloomington REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    509 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    371 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    534 Students rated campus food 3.6 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    535 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    534 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    532 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    532 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    537 Students rated academics 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Indiana University-Bloomington?

212 Students rated Indiana University-Bloomington

josiah - 12/29/2022

indiana university is a really good school with an even better campus. theres not a day that goes by that im not grateful for being in bloomington being a hoosier because the feeling it gives you is so good. the people in bloom are one of a kind and the classes are top tier college classes if you imagine.

Ian - 12/26/2022

I think any student should consider IU Bloomington. The students can get into the sports there very easily and find plenty of friends without any struggle. The recreational facilities, like the gyms there, are constantly busy due to the amount of people who attend. The school has great academics because it is an Ivy League school and the price is fair considering what you get from there.

Maddison Butler - 12/01/2022

Indiana University-Bloomington is academically diverse school! I first visited the campus January of this year and it was a great experience. There is a community for everyone there. I particularly enjoy the amount of fellow artists on campus! The university teaches a vast amount of different languages and has a great international program!

Promise - 06/21/2022

IU is honestly an amazing school. Minus IU dining. If you want good food at your school do not come here. That being said housing is really solid. The professors are wonderful and there are so many different student organizations and events to meet people out. You certainly will not lack friends. Sports are incredibly important here so be prepared to be going to the big games even if you know nothing about them.

Indiana University-Bloomington FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Indiana University-Bloomington?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Indiana University-Bloomington is 78%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If you even think you might think that you might be interested in a school, apply and research it throughly. Don't only apply to one school, because even if you are accepted and attend, you'll regret the fact that you didn't have choices.

    Read all  510 answers
  3. Describe the students at your school.

    When I sit down in class, I don't only see a room full of students who are high achievers and ambitious people; I see students who will change the world with their bright ideas, passion for knowledge., and never ending quest to do what is right.

    Read all  157 answers
  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    A great deal of the social activity at IU revolves around fraternities/sororities and sporting events, which can leave freshmen and the uninitiated feeling like an outsider. Luckily, however, for those willing to become involved in other activities and groups, and there are many of them, it is easy to make lasting friendships and feel as if one is part of a community in Bloomington.

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  5. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Indiana University is a place that allows prospective students to discover new interests, but it requires personal discipline and perseverance to find where one truly feels like they belong the most.

    Read all  105 answers
  6. What's unique about your campus?

    The choices made available to a person who is seeking to learn material that is not particularly mainstream. There are many interesting course to take at IU.

    Read all  95 answers
  7. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    IU has the best campus. I saw a lot of campuses of other colleges in my life and i completely fall in love with IU campus. It is beautiful in every single season, (yes, even on winter time, when it's snowing! ). Professors are great, they want to help you as much as they can. Students are all nice and I made really cool friends. IU has a lot of resources for group studies, which help making the semester easier on you. Not to mention all types of activities you may be involved, meeting new people, leadership organizations, overall improving your resume!

    Read all  92 answers
  8. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The greek system is a big part of the campus and a lot of fun

    Read all  87 answers
  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish i had known that you should be prepared for the extra amount of pressure.

    Read all  87 answers
  10. What are the academics like at your school?

    My favorite class as far for me has been organic chemistry. As much as I hated and i was very afraid about it, now its totally different. Our professor is really nice and helpful, always available after class and in his office hours, AI all great. They have a group room meeting specifically for this chemistry class. I met a lot of student same level as me or even better, which made us study harder and share thoughts together ! It is very competitive ..

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  11. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone who wants a relatively large school contained to a small area. Excellent music, business and liberal arts programs (among others). A social, friendly and well rounded individual who likes meeting new people and having new experiences.

    Read all  79 answers
  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The variety of things available. It would take you all the four years and more to discover all the interesting things to see at IU.

    Read all  74 answers
  13. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Used to be partying, before that basketball, now research

    Read all  67 answers
  14. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    With 30,000 students, it was easy to get lost, difficult to connect with advisors, and hard to find support when I hit rough spots.

    Read all  67 answers
  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The greek system is popular, we hope there is more thing here.

    Read all  65 answers
  16. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Honestly, there is not one type of person who could not find their place at Indiana University. The campus is so large and diverse that anyone attending can easily find his or her niche. For example, many varieties of activities outside academics are available and can make the campus seem smaller if a student prefers a more intimate atmosphere.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The partying stereotype definitely has its flaws. There are people who do that just like at all the big ten schools. It is such a big school though that it is really easy to find a large group of the student body who are not into that scene at all and are very academically competitive and driven. The stereotype about the snobby girls on the otherhand definitely has a good base. I was actually surprised, as a born and raised Hoosier with family in Bloomington, to find how unfriendly a large amount of the student body seems to be when compared to other campuses I have been on. I had never really heard that many bad things about IU students, except from Purdue fans of course, but once I got here I was surprised I hadn't heard more.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    To quote the grass roots publication with an insignificant circulation and almost nonexistent amount of subscibers known as PLAYBOY, "We're a drinking school, with a basketball problem."

    Read all  61 answers
  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    IU is surrounded by a lot of honor societies. I would definitely call the frats and sororities the school stereotypes. They are known for having study resources that help students going throughout the semester, they involve in different activities, have a lot of opportunities for their future, career involvement and of course known for having big parties! Another stereotype is the religious people. I have noticed sometimes walking down the hall, a group of muslim females, wearing a 'wrap' around they head, covering all their face and body. They are very nice people once you know them but they like to socialize with their own group. Nerds: another popular stereotype on my school. Socially little 'awkward', smart, good at school and good grades. They have a bizarre sense of humor. Usually not very interested in sports and dates. Very smart. You see students that shops at the most famous shop: urban outfiters , target, Sears or JCpenny clothes. (usually sororities), and also students who shop at walmart or K-mart.

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  20. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    On my birthday this year I was painting my toenails in the lounge in my dorm with some girls from my floor when I got a text from a friend saying they saw a camel walking down the middle of campus! Me and another girl literally ran across campus to hunt down the camel and get a picture with it! My mom totally didn't believe me until I send her a picture!

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  21. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I visited IU and fell in love with the school. The campus was beautiful even in the middle of January, the professors were friendly, and the academic programs were some of the best. It was close enough to home, but still fairly far away. It was the perfect blend of everything I wanted.

    Read all  7 answers

Student Body

Students

51%

female

49%

male

39,184

Total Undergrad Enrollment

10,511

Total Grad Students

34%

Out-Of-State

57%

In-State

9%

International

Organizations

700

Student Organizations

40

Fraternities

28

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

29%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
5%
% Black or African-American
4%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
71%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

76% of students attending Indiana University-Bloomington receive some sort of financial aid. 19% were awarded federal grants. While 38% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$34,246

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,290

Books and Supplies

$10,041

Room and Board

45,577

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$5,470
$30 - $48K
$6,901
$48 - $75K
$12,796
$75 - $110K
$19,209
$110K & UP
$21,799

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