Students Say

Indiana University—Bloomington focuses on creating well-rounded students who will be successful in and after college. This large state school challenges its students academically, but it “creates a fun collegiate environment, as well.” “Academics and school spirit are its specialties!” says one student. The institution offers excellent financial aid and numerous opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students across all departments to conduct research, adding to “the perfect combination of excellent undergraduate teaching, Division I athletic teams backed by a passionate sense of school spirit, and a lively social scene.”

Overview

Applicants
36,362
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.63

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
520 - 630
SAT Math
540 - 660
ACT Composite
24 - 30

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Indiana University—Bloomington focuses on creating well-rounded students who will be successful in and after college. This large state school challenges its students academically, but it “creates a fun collegiate environment, as well.” “Academics and school spirit are its specialties!” says one student. The institution offers excellent financial aid and numerous opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students across all departments to conduct research, adding to “the perfect combination of excellent undergraduate teaching, Division I athletic teams backed by a passionate sense of school spirit, and a lively social scene.” The “many excellent professors” here “really care about what they do,” and they really “know what they’re talking about.” They “clearly want what’s best for their students,” and “the learning environment they create is excellent.” “I have been very impressed with the individual attention I have received—mostly due to the level of commitment by professors to their students,” says one student. The “rigorous and competitive classroom environment” gives students “the knowledge to be successful in our futures through great faculty, facilities, and tradition.” Most professors at IU have professional experiences, and therefore “can bring their subjects to life.” The “worldrenowned business program” and the education and journalism schools are standouts here, but students say that all of the “school systems are great and easy to access,” which makes “communicating with students/professors easy.” Even with 40,000 people on campus, the administration gives student groups “much freedom of planning,” and this warm environment allows students to “collaborate academically and non-academically as one community.” This autonomy grants students the chance to explore “anything we want, whenever, but [find] the key thing we’ll love through many opportunities and great programs.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17.12:1
Total Faculty
2,404
with Terminal Degree
1,711

1,423
Men
981
Women
426
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
77%
Graduate in 5 years
96%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Jane Pauley
Broadcaster

Kevin Kline
Actor

Joshua Bell
Violinist

Ernie Pyle
Journalist

James Watson
Scientist / Nobel Prize winner

Mark Cuban
Entrepreneur

Hoagy Carmichael
musician

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
82
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,965

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,137

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,356

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,300

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
50%

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$9,087
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$31,940
Required Fees
$1,301
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,902
Transportation for Commuters
$1,964

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College Aid Gift
Need-Based Federal Pell Grant
Need-Based Private Sch Grant
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Sch Grant

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

With such a large student body, “You are destined to find someone who you ‘click’ with.” “It’s unheard of that a student won’t be able to fit in somewhere,” says one. Typical is hard to nail down with tens of thousands of people, but many here are “very respectful of one another and ready to help out a fellow Hoosier” and “very lively and fun,” and each student manages to have “an equal balance of school and social life.” International students (often attracted by the business and music schools) are “accepted and encouraged to attend IU.” Most students can be called “hard workers who also know how to have fun on the weekends.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
36,419
Out of State

International
12%
Foreign Countries Represented
138

Demographics

4.65%
Asian
4.34%
African-American
5.14%
Hispanic
81.50%
Caucasian
11.65%
International

51% female
49% male
86% are full time
14% are part time

Overview

Students Say

This “best-kept secret of the Midwest” is located in “the vibrant city of Bloomington,” where “the restaurants off campus are amazing,” with “many options to choose from.” During the week, people “work really hard,” and the campus is very active, with “a good number of students working out or running.” There is “always something going on and something to do on campus that will fit the need of any student.” Weekends generally start on Thursday night and go through Saturday night, when “house parties are popular,” and the Greek system, although it only encompasses roughly 20 percent of the campus, “provides a strong social scene.” The legendary IU basketball team is “starting to really rebuild its legacy,” and attending games is common. There are also “free movies at the Union on weekends,” a college mall, and just “a very fun social scene” in general. Looking around the “beautiful” campus, you can see people jogging, and if the weather ’s really nice, you can find people lying outside on the grass and on benches snoozing.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
37%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
79
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
83

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Disability Services

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Martha P. Jacques

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
A comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation completed after age 16 with adult normed tests that that meets our documentation guidelines (online at www.indiana.edu/~iubdss/).

Documentation Requred for ADHD
A current, comprehensive evaluation that meets our documentation guidelines for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (online at www.indiana.edu/~iubdss/).

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
10

Number of Social Sororities
31
Number of Religious Organizations
48

22% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Hoosiers)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Hoosiers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Indiana University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Indiana University

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
97%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
computerguide.indiana.edu

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
300 N. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone
(812) 855-0661

Email
iuadmit@indiana.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Indiana Memorial Union
Art Museum
Lilly Library
Assembly Hall
Student Recreational Sports Center

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Square
Kirkwood Avenue
Brown County State Park
Lake Monroe
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Sunday through Monday
9:30am - 5:30pm M-F, 10am-4pm on Sat., 12-3 Sun
(812) 855-0661

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Oct- Nov. Monday -Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit/visit/

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Oct-Dec and Feb-mid-April

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Indianapolis International Airport is 50 miles from campus. For transportation between the airport and campus, call either the Bloomington Shuttle Service (1-800-589-6004) or limousine services (1-800-888-4639, 1-812-339-7269, 1-800-589-6004.) Greyhound Bus Lines also stop in Bloomington.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take Indiana Rte. 37 S. to the first Bloomington exit (College Ave.), then drive approximately 3.5 miles to the second stoplight. Turn left on State Rte. 45/46 and drive a mile to the second stoplight (Indiana State Police Post on the corner) and turn right. Proceed to the next traffic light (approximately half a mile) and turn left onto 17th St. As you reach the crest of the hill, turn right onto Jordan Ave. Proceed on Jordan through 2 traffic lights; then, proceed through the next stop sign. The admissions office is immediately on the left. From the west and southwest, take Indiana Rte. 45 or 48; then turn left onto Indiana Rte. 37 bypass. Continue north, then turn right onto the Rte. 46 bypass. At the 4th light (Indiana State Police Post on the right), turn right and follow the preceding directions from the Indiana State Police Post. From the east, follow Indiana Rte. 46, which becomes E. 3rd St. in Bloomington. Follow 3rd St. to Jordan Ave. and turn right on Jordan. The admissions office is on the right, just past the circular intersection.

Local Accommodations
The only place within walking distance is the on-campus Indiana Memorial Union (900 E. Seventh St.; 812-855-2536.) The Union, with approximately 186 guest rooms, is a university-owned facility. Rates are moderate, but bookings are tight. If you are visiting on a football weekend or holiday, be sure to reserve a place early.
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Key Stats

36,362
Applicants
36,419
Size
76%
Acceptance Rate
1180
SAT Scores

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