Indiana University – Bloomington

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General Information

Indiana University Bloomington (often called “IU” or “Indiana”) is the
flagship campus for the Indiana University system. Located in the city
of Bloomington (population just over 80,000), the campus has been named
one of the five most beautiful in the nation (Thomas Gaines, The Campus
as a Work of Art). IU is also known for its research and as one of the
“Public Ivies”, a public university that provides educational
quality comparable to an Ivy League school.

IU was founded nearly two hundred years ago, in 1820. Originally known
as the State Seminary, IU’s name changed to Indiana College in 1829 and
then to Indiana University in 1838.

The campus covers nearly 2,000 lovely acres today, its lawns beautified
by flowers, trees, and woods and enhanced by buildings erected in the
1800s and constructed of Indiana limestone.

Admissions Information

IU prides itself on being Indiana’s largest university campus,
enrolling over 42,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the spring
semester of 2013. Students hail from nearly every state plus over 160
foreign countries, and over 15 percent of them participate in the Greek
system. IU boasts a 90 percent retention rate between the freshman and
sophomore years, and over 70 percent of all applicants are granted

The IU Admission Office is located at 300 North Jordan Avenue,
Bloomington, IN 47405 and may also be reached via email at
The university charges an application fee of $50.

College Majors

IU offers a variety of degrees on the associate, bachelor’s, master’s,
and doctoral levels. The freshman class numbers over 7,000, with over
31,500 students matriculating into the undergrad programs altogether.
As with any university, IU is made up of various schools with dozens of
degree programs available—the School of Public Health, the Kelley
School of Business, the Jacobs School of Music, the Maurer School of
Law, the School of Education, the College of Arts and Sciences, and

Over 120 degrees are available in the following areas:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
  • Arts (both Visual and Performing)
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication Technologies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Foreign Language
  • Health
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation and Fitness
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Services
  • Social Sciences

Graduate Programs

With a graduate enrollment of over 7,800, IU offers nearly 200 graduate
degree and certification programs enabling postgraduate students to
earn master’s degrees as well as EdDs, DMs, and PhDs.

Examples of IU’s master’s programs include Apparel Merchandising,
Applied Ecology, Biotechnology, Business Analytics, Ceramics,
Comparative and International Affairs, Computer Music Composition,
Ergonomics, Health Promotion, Immersive Mediated Environments,
Management, Outdoor Recreation, Safety Management, and Speech and
Language Pathology.

IU’s doctoral programs include but are not limited to Auditory
Sciences, Business Economics, Cognitive Science, Counseling Psychology,
Entrepreneurship, Gender Studies, Genetics, Law and Social Science,
Operations Management, Political Science, Psychology, and Theater and

Rankings and Awards

IU offers over 120 majors ranked in the top 20 in the US, with nearly
30 graduate programs ranked among the top 25 in the US (U.S. News and
World Report
, 2001). Time Magazine named IU College of the Year in
2001, and Newsweek dubbed it the “Hottest Big State School in the
Nation” in 2005. Other awards include:

  • Most Wired,” PC Magazine, 2006
  • World rank: 90; national rank, 50, Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2010
  • Best Values in Public Colleges,” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2011
  • Grade of B, Green Report Card, Sustainable Endowments Institute, 2011


IU is proud to be a member of the prestigious Association of American
Universities (AAU), which consists of approximately 60 research
universities, both public and private, located in the US and Canada.
Considered an extremely elite organization, membership in the AAU is
something that many major universities aspire to.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

IU consists of 14 individual schools:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jacobs School of Music
  • Kelley School of Business
  • Maurer School of Law
  • School of Education
  • School of Global and International Studies
  • School of Informatics and Computing
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • School of Public Health–Bloomington
  • School of Social Work
  • University Graduate School

Financial Aid and Scholarships

IU makes over $500 million in financial aid available to students each year, with
nearly 70 percent of IU students receiving financial aid annually.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named it to its list of “100 Best Values
in Public Colleges” in 2011.

IU offers a work-study program as well as loans, grants, and scholarships.


IU’s Indiana Hoosiers have been a member of the Big Ten Conference
since 1899; the school’s 24 men’s and women’s varsity teams compete in
Division I of the NCAA. The Hoosiers have won championships in
basketball, swimming, soccer, and diving. IU also offers one of the
nation’s best recreational sports programs.

In addition, IU hosts the Little 500 bicycle race in April each year to bring in money for student scholarships.

Student Housing

Enrolling over 40,000 students in the spring semester of 2013, IU is
the largest university campus in the State of Indiana. On-campus
housing is comprised of three “neighborhoods,” which are divided into
twelve residence centers. A variety of affordable off-campus housing
options are also available.

General Information

Admission Office

300 North Jordan Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-0661

Fax: (812) 855-5102

Contact: Mary Ellen Anderson

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

107 South Indiana Avenue

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-4848

Total undergrads: 31,626

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 7,419

Degree-seeking undergrads: 31,087

Graduate enrollment: 7,814


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 90%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
Tuition and fees $7,837 $8,231 $8,613 $9,028 +4.82%
Books and Supplies $758 $790 $792 $812 +2.53%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,676 $7,138 $7,546 $7,918 +4.93%
Other $3,024 $3,148 $3,148 $3,232 +2.67%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-'09 2009-'10 2010-'11 2011-'12 % change 2010-'12
In-state On Campus $18,295 $19,307 $20,099 $20,990 +4.43%
In-state Off Campus $8,595 $9,021 $9,405 $9,840 +4.63%
In-state with Family $8,595 $9,021 $9,405 $9,840 +4.63%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees

Tuition for In-state Students $7,007
In-state Student Fees $904
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $20,408
Out-of-state Fees $904

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 5,784 77%
Grant or scholarship aid 4,381 58% $36,196,250 $8,262
– Federal grants 1,132 15% $5,101,769 $4,507
– Pell grants 1,090 14% $3,724,812 $3,417
– Other federal grants 994 13% $1,376,957 $1,385
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,391 18% $7,145,803 $5,137
Institutional grants or scholarships 3,855 51% $23,948,678 $6,212
Student loan aid 3,104 41% $22,444,966 $7,231
– Federal student loans 3,071 41% $17,002,015 $5,536
– Other student loans 438 6% $5,442,951 $12,427

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 7266 2247 751 19 263
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 47 27 3
African-American/Black Studies 11 6
American/United States Studies/Civilization 3
East Asian Studies 12 3
Latin American Studies 1
Russian Studies 7
Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies 6 3
Western European Studies 3
Women's Studies 21 1
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 435 44 35
Biochemistry 39 5 5
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 7
Bioinformatics 18
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 23
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 320 1
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 3
Biotechnology 13 3
Cell Biology and Anatomy 3
Ecology 5 8
Microbiology 6 4 3
Neuroscience 34 6
Vision Science/Physiological Optics 1 6
Zoology/Animal Biology 1
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 1341 775 8 189
Accounting 42
Accounting and Related Services, Other 49
Business/Commerce 1341 684 8 187
Labor Studies 2
Communication and Journalism Programs 791 48 23
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 294 11
Journalism 321 30
Mass Communication/Media Studies 13
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 176 7 10
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 10 2
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 10 2
Computing and Information Sciences 155 60 20
Computer and Information Sciences 32 58 16
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2
Information Technology 123 4
Education 1008 328 60
Art Teacher Education 20 6
Biology Teacher Education 4
Chemistry Teacher Education 1
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 36
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 42 6
Curriculum and Instruction 12
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 16
Education 2
Educational Leadership and Administration 19 5
Educational/Instructional Technology 21 8
Elementary Education and Teaching 199 13
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 31
German Language Teacher Education 1
Health Teacher Education 158 23
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 5
International and Comparative Education 8
Mathematics Teacher Education 22
Music Teacher Education 21 10 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 417 63
Physics Teacher Education 2
Secondary Education and Teaching 2 17
Social and Philosophical Foundations Of Education 2 4
Social Studies Teacher Education 54 1
Spanish Language Teacher Education 10
Special Education and Teaching 48 10 3
Speech Teacher Education 47 16
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas,
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 8
Engineering Technology 2
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 2
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 148 28 12
Creative Writing 11
English Language and Literature 148 17 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 207 58 41
Chinese Language and Literature 1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 14 9 6
Comparative Literature 6 3 9
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 34
French Language and Literature 27 6 4
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12 5
Italian Language and Literature 4 6 3
Japanese Language and Literature 4 3
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other 1
Linguistics 12 7 12
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and
Linguistics, Other
12 8
Portuguese Language and Literature 2
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 8 2 1
Spanish Language and Literature 76 6 3
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 115 71 90 8
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 72 42 14
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 9
Optometric Technician/Assistant 8
Optometry 67
Public Health 29
Public Health, Other 43
History 140 13 16
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 1 2
History 140 12 14
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 180 2 5
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 180 2 5
Human Services 468 167 6
Public Administration 468 167 5
Public Policy Analysis 1
Legal and Law Studies 51 205
Advanced Legal Research/Studies 10
Comparative Law 5
Law 195
Programs for Foreign Lawyers 46
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 247 9
General Studies 247 9
Library Science 135 4
Library and Information Science 135 4
Mathematics and Statistics 60 17 16
Mathematical Statistics and Probability 4
Mathematics 58 13 16
Statistics 2
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 83 39 72
Cognitive Science 9
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 74 39 72
Natural Resources and Conservation 8 52 1
Environmental Science 8 52 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 151 12 18
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 13
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 151 12
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 5
Physical Sciences 114 17 41
Astronomy 2 5 2
Chemistry 83 2 24
Geology and Earth Science 7 4 5
Physics 22 6 10
Psychology 402 28 46
Educational Psychology 22 6
Psychology 402 1 35
School Psychology 5 5
Social Sciences 642 59 53
Anthropology 49 17 2
Economics 132 17 14
Geography 27 4 3
International Relations and Affairs 118
Political Science and Government 195 3 8
Social Sciences, Other 9 5 17
Sociology 112 13 9
Visual and Performing Arts 382 216 48
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 34 10 3
Art/Art Studies 66
Ballet 1
Drama and Dramatics/Theater Arts 57 2
Dramatic/Theater Arts and Stagecraft, Other 3
Fine and Studio Arts Management 11 30
Fine/Studio Arts 31 30
Interior Design 17
Music Performance 118 136 40
Music 8 2 3
Music, Other 35
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 5
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 4
Work and Family Studies 132
Apparel and Textiles 132

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Women's Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Interior Design B
Jazz Studies B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music – Piano/Organ B
Music – Voice/Opera B
Music Conducting B
Music Theory/Composition B
Theater Design/Stagecraft A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B,C
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Labor/Personnel Relations A,B,C

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B

Communications Technologies

Recording Arts Technology A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
French Teacher Education B
German Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Latin Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B
Speech Teacher Education B
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

African B
Comparative Literature B
East Asian B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Greek, Ancient B
Italian B
Latin B
Linguistics B
Portuguese B
Slavic B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Audiology/Hearing Sciences B
Cytotechnology B
Dental Hygiene A,B
Diagnostic Medical Sonography B
Emergency Medical Technology A
Health System Administration B
Medical Radiologic Technology B
Medical Records Technology B
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Nursing (RN) B
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology A
Opticianry/Opthalmic Dispensing Services A
Public Health B
Respiratory Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Musical Instrument Fabrication/Repair A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Science, Technology & Society B
Systems Science/Theory B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Jewish/Judaic Studies B
Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Astrophysics B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration A,B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor's degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All
information is subject to change. You should confirm all information
with a college admissions officer.

Indiana University-Bloomington Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (812) 855-4848
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 107 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 43,260
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 77%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 34,870 (81% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $10,947
Out-of-state Tuition: $36,512
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 84%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $10,994

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Indiana University-Bloomington Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 695
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 999
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 51331
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 442
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 211
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 352
Education 981710
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 3
English Language and Literature/Letters 1121
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 121312
Health Professions and Related Programs 31553
History 122
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1111
Legal Professions and Studies 222
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 21
Library Science 11
Mathematics and Statistics 232
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 1
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2221
Natural Resources and Conservation 221
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 3222
Philosophy and Religious Studies 332
Physical Sciences 545
Psychology 244
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1122
Social Sciences 665
Visual and Performing Arts 111365
Grand total 4649410980

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Indiana University-Bloomington and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,947
Out-of-state $36,512
Books and supplies $1,110

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $10,873
Out-of-state $33,304

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 6,808 84%
Grant or scholarship aid 5,990 74% $10,994
Student loan aid 2,813 35% $7,909

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 21,289 64% $11,541
Federal student loans 10,478 31% $6,034

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Indiana University-Bloomington. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Indiana University-Bloomington students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 42,902 19,783 23,119
Percent admitted 100% 78% 77%
Percent admitted who enrolled 19% 21% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Indiana University-Bloomington Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 43,260
Undergraduate enrollment 33,084
Graduate enrollment 10,176

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Indiana University-Bloomington Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Optometric Association, Accreditation Council on Optometric Education
    • Optometry (OPT) - Professional degree programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTR) - Residency programs
    • Optometry (OPTT) - Technician programs
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health (PHBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

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