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Indiana University Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Bloomington, founded in 1820, is a public, comprehensive institution. The most common reasons for students choosing IU over other similar schools are the reputation of its academic programs, flexibility in curricula, especially for exploratory students, a smorgasbord of academic and extracurricular opportunities, access to faculty and current technology, beauty of campus; an institutional philosophy of personal attention, a friendly and diverse college town and the promise of a true college experience. Programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences; the Division of Allied Health Sciences; and the Schools of Business, Education, Dentistry, Health/Physical Education/Recreation, Music, Nursing, Optometry, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Social Work. Its 1,878-acre campus is located in the city of Bloomington, 45 miles from Indianapolis.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 39,184
   Women 19,984 (51.0%)
   Men 19,200 (49.0%)
Graduate Students 10,511
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 34,646 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.69
SAT Math 598 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 573 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance In-state: $24,784
Out-of-state: $48,642
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $10,388
Out-of-state: $34,246
  Room and Board $10,040
Average Percent of Need Met 69%
Average Freshman Award $13,666
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 2,059
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 11% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 12% of classes
Over 100 students: 6% of classes
Bloomington Population 82,575
Nearest Metropolitan Area Indianapolis
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 35% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.4% Asian
4.9% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.8% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students 9.0% from 122 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 59.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported