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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.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students39,184
   Women19,984 (51.0%)
   Men19,200 (49.0%)
Graduate Students10,511


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate79% of 34,646 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.69
SAT Math598 average
540-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading573 average
520-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing565 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $24,784
Out-of-state: $48,642
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $10,388
Out-of-state: $34,246
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met69%
Average Freshman Award$13,666
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population82,575
Nearest Metropolitan AreaIndianapolis
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 95% of freshmen, 35% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA 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 Students9.0% from 122 countries
First-Year Students Returning91.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.54 3.83 641 629 28
Low 2.40 2.50 490 500 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 750 35
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• The famous Kinsey Institute for Sex, Gender and Reproduction is located at IUB.

• In 1949 the Chicago Bears drafted the first African American to be picked by the NFL, IUB All-American tailback George Taliaferro.

• Ever since IU faculty members proved that fluoride protected against tooth decay, the school received royalties from the sale of Crest toothpaste.

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