Indiana University--Bloomington campus


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 660
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 620
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

Testing Policies

ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors


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

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Folklore Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies
  • Western European Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Animal Behavior and Ethology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics, General
  • Microbiology, General
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Neuroscience
  • Pathology/Experimental Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology, General
  • Vision Science/Physiological Optics
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Business/Management
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
  • Labor Studies
  • Telecommunications Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Science
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and management, Other
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology Project Management

  • Education

  • Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
  • Educational Evaluation and Research
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
  • International and Comparative Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Children's and Adolescent Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Portuguese Language and Literature
  • Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • Optometric Technician/Assistant
  • Optometry (OD)
  • Public Health, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General (LL.M., M.C.L., M.L.I., M.S.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
  • American/U.S. Law/Legal Studies/Jurisprudence (LL.M., M.C.J., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
  • Comparative Law (LL.M., M.C.L., J.S.D./S.J.D.)
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)
  • Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LL.M., M.C.L.)

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Library Science

  • Library Science/Librarianship

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematical Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  • Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair

  • Military Technologies

  • Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Cognitive Science
  • Computational Science
  • Gerontology
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General
  • Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Psychology

  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychology, General
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Public Policy Analysis
  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Ballet
  • Brass Instruments
  • Dance, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • Interior Design
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musical Theatre
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Percussion Instruments
  • Piano and Organ
  • Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
  • Voice and Opera
  • Woodwind Instruments

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."


Post-Bachelor's certificate
Terminal Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Andre Watts
Jack I. Dora B. Hamlin Endowed Chair in Music, School of Music- Piano

Steven J Sherman
Chancellor's Professor, Psychology

Susan Strome
Chancellor's Professor, Biology

George Kuh
Chancellor's Professor, School of Education

Donald F. Kuratko
Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business

Prominent Alumni

Jane Pauley

Kevin Kline

Joshua Bell

Ernie Pyle

James Watson
Scientist / Nobel Prize winner

Mark Cuban

Hoagy Carmichael

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)

Percent High Job Meaning

Percent STEM

Students Say

The school "wants to see [students] succeed and land jobs" and to that end, "there are so many resources for internships." "With such highly praised professors, a student will be sure to have an ‘in' when the time is needed," says one. Students can make the most out of their time here at IU with drop-in advising and hands-on experience, from civil rights immersion trips to volunteer opportunities in other countries. More than 1,500 hiring organizations recruit students from IU, and there are thirteen separate specialized career centers that help build industry-specific employer relationships. Of the Indiana University— Bloomington alums who visited, the average starting salary was $45,100 and 51 percent reported feeling their job had a meaningful impact on the world.


Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms


Bottom Line

A very large institution, Indiana University has a total undergraduate enrollment of more than 38,000 students; almost one-third of students are originally from another part of the country. In-state tuition is $9,087; for out-of-state students tuition runs $32,945. Room, board, fees, and supplies will add an extra $14,420. One student was excited that although "my financial resources were limited, I was in-state . . . IU was a great deal." There is also plenty of financial assistance available; 77 percent of needy freshmen receive some form of needbased scholarship or grant aid. Upon graduation, enrollees can expect to have in the area of $27,681 in cumulative indebtedness.

Bang For Your Buck

Above-average high school performers traditionally meet little resistance from the IU admissions office. Providing tradition and complete academic excellence in one package, one undergraduate is pleased that "the best part is that IU prepares you for a well-rounded go at life but focuses on giving you a solid academic foundation." Also, IU's music program is highly competitive; a successful audition is imperative. Representatives from businesses, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations come to campus frequently to recruit IU students.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
Tuition (Out-of-State)
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology

Scholarships and Grants


Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



51% female
49% male
82% are full time
18% are part time

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."


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

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," 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."

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Disability Services

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Martha P. Jacques

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Documentation Requred for LD
A comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation completed after age 16 with adult normed tests that that meets our documentation guidelines (online at

Documentation Requred for ADHD
A current, comprehensive evaluation that meets our documentation guidelines for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders (online at

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams

Dictionary allowed in exams

Computer allowed in exams

Spellchecker allowed in exams

Extended test time



Oral exams


Distraction-free environment

Accommodation for students with ADHD

Reading machine

Other assistive technology

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations

25% join a fraternity


Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Hoosiers)
12 Sports

Cross Country
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hoosiers)
14 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Indiana University Bloomington is included in the Campus Pride list of the top 25 LGBT-friendly colleges and universities for 2015. Campus Pride, founded in 2001, is a national nonprofit network of student leaders and campus groups devoted to improving college life for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students across the United States. The Campus Pride top 25 list is based on data from the Campus Pride Index, which includes detailed reports on the policies, programs and practices toward LGBT students, faculty and staff at more than 425 college campuses. Our entry states: "The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services (GLBTSSS) Office offers resources and provides “a welcoming environment for individuals seeking to grow in their understanding of LGBT issues.” IU Bloomington also offers LGBTQ and ally groups and organizations such as Sigma Phi Beta Fraternity and the Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority."

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Indiana University
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus, at cooperating institutions: Indiana University


The essence of the Indiana University—Bloomington’s environmental program is its Office of Sustainability, which employs two full-time staff and eighteen interns, and a Campus Sustainability Board composed of forty representatives of faculty, staff and students, incorporating nearly 200 volunteers. The scope and achievement of the university and its students regarding sustainability projects is both elaborate and awe inspiring. To see that, one need look no further than the annual Energy Challenge competition. Designed and run by student sustainability interns, it dares campus units to reduce energy and water consumption. In total, the four Energy Challenge competitions since 2008 have conserved or eliminated almost 3 million kilowatt hours of electricity, more than 6 million gallons of water, and almost 4.5 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. E-waste days, the brainchild of two sustainability interns, is an electronic waste recycling initiative involving corporations, institutions, and the general public. Over the last few years, it has diverted more than 1 million pounds of e-waste and has garnered both praise and collaboration from Apple Inc.! Countless other organizations flourish on campus, such as Coal Free IU, the Environmental Law Society, and Greeks Go Green. The Student Sustainability Council brings together representatives of these numerous groups to advance sustainability on the IUB campus. Students wishing to pursue a relevant degree will be well covered; many environmentally focused degrees are offered in various departments, including BS, MS, PhD, and MPA/MSES in environmental science.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

Sustainability-focused degree available

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

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:

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:

Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Student Web Pages Permitted

Student Web Pages Provided

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Undergraduates that Own Computers

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors


Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses

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

Campus Visits Contact

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

(812) 855-0661


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-2pm 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

Information Sessions

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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

Oct-Dec and Feb-mid-April


Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Indianapolis International Airport is 50 miles from campus. For transportation between the airport and campus: GO Express Travel, (800) 589-6004, travels between Indianapolis International Airport and Bloomington several times each day. They also have private cars and a shuttle to and from Chicagoland. Star of America, (800) 228-0814, runs a shuttle between Indianapolis International Airport and Bloomington multiple times a day. Embarque, (800) 888-4639, and Classic Touch Limousine, (800) 319-0082, offer private, chauffeured cars and limos.

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 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 , turn right and follow the preceding directions. 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
On campus is the Indiana Memorial Union (900 E. Seventh St.; 800-209-8145.) The Union 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.