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Indiana University - Bloomington Overview

Indiana University - Bloomington is a public institution located in Bloomington, Indiana. The location of IU Bloomington is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Indiana University - Bloomington Known For?

8,056 Undergraduate Awards
$39,189 Avg Cost After Aid
76% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at IU Bloomington have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 4%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at IU Bloomington.
  • In 2017-2018, 87% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from IU Bloomington with a bachelor's degree make about $47,700 a year. That's 17% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Indiana University - Bloomington Rankings

IU Bloomington is ranked #192 out of 2,320 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #5 out of 41 schools in Indiana.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

IU Bloomington has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Best Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#60 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#62 Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#105 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at IU Bloomington.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Literature Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Textile & Apparel Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best General Business/Commerce Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Physical Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards IU Bloomington has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Public Administration College Factual
#4 Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#10 Best Colleges for Public Administration & Social Service College Factual
#19 Best Colleges for Communication & Journalism College Factual
#27 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central
#60 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Indiana University - Bloomington?

Location of Indiana University - Bloomington

Contact details for IU Bloomington are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 107 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: 812-855-4848
Website: www.indiana.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IndianaUniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/IUBloomington

How Do I Get Into IU Bloomington?

You can apply to IU Bloomington online at: https://online.iu.edu/resources/admissions

Admission Requirements for IU Bloomington

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into IU Bloomington?

76% Acceptance Rate
52% Of Accepted Are Women
67% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Indiana University - Bloomington is 76%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 48% of accepted students are men and 52% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 76%, and the acceptance rate for women is 76%.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to IU Bloomington submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 570 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 570 to 680 )
200
800
IU Bloomington received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 32. Math scores were between 24 and 30. Composite scores were between 25 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 24 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 24 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 25 to 31 )
1
36

Can I Afford Indiana University - Bloomington?

$39,189 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of IU Bloomington is $39,189. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At IU Bloomington, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $7,832 a year. That adds up to $31,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IU Bloomington is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Indiana University - Bloomington Undergraduate Student Diversity

31,981 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,084 undergraduate students at IU Bloomington, with 31,981 being full-time and 1,103 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  IU Bloomington

There are also 10,176 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 31,981 full-time undergraduates at IU Bloomington, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  IU Bloomington

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Indiana University - Bloomington students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of IU Bloomington Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,074
Black or African American 1,446
Hispanic or Latino 2,298
White 21,934
International Students 2,597
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,632

Geographic Diversity

Indiana students aren't the only ones who study at Indiana University - Bloomington. At this time, 42 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 138 countries are represented at IU Bloomington. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Indiana University - Bloomington

2,788 Took All Classes Online
7,814 Took At Least One Class Online
11.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 10 master’s degree programs available online at IU Bloomington. In 2017-2018, 7,814 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at IU Bloomington has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 8th most popular in Indiana for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of IU Bloomington

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Indiana University - Bloomington was 11.0%. This is the #1,263 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at IU Bloomington regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of IU Bloomington majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Audiovisual Communications 6%
Business, Management & Marketing 6%
Communications Technologies & Support 6%
Engineering Technologies 71%
General Business/Commerce 4%
Instructional Media Design 3%
Other Education 6%
Public Administration 9%
Public Administration & Social Service 12%
Quality Control Technology 50%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at IU Bloomington ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at IU Bloomington.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Audiovisual Communications #2
Computational Science #3
Communications Technologies & Support #8
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies #8
Gerontology #13
Other Education #24
Teaching English or French #27
Student Counseling #28
Public Administration #50
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #61
Human Resource Management #63
Instructional Media Design #69
General Business/Commerce #81
Special Education #89
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #97
Teacher Education Subject Specific #100
Public Administration & Social Service #109
Teacher Education Grade Specific #129
Educational Administration #138
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #210
Liberal Arts General Studies #210
Education #339

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Indiana University - Bloomington Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Business/Commerce 0 0 83 2,026 122 1,100 12 3,343
Public Administration 0 0 0 614 1 213 8 836
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 501 0 8 11 520
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 432 0 4 14 450
Health & Physical Education 2 0 0 372 0 28 6 408
Music 1 0 0 148 59 150 45 403
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 301 0 2 20 323
Public Health 0 0 0 178 6 46 11 241
Computer Science 0 0 0 119 0 97 23 239
General Biology 0 0 0 232 0 0 0 232
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 181 0 31 0 212
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 0 204 1 0 0 205
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 156 0 37 9 202
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 171 1 26 0 198
Law 0 0 0 0 0 0 176 176
Computational Science 0 0 0 0 15 159 0 174
Economics 0 0 0 147 0 10 16 173
Journalism 0 0 0 167 0 0 0 167
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 85 0 49 7 141
Political Science & Government 0 0 0 118 0 5 13 136
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 0 0 131 0 0 0 131
Romance Languages 0 0 0 91 0 17 18 126
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 62 0 60 4 126
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 118 0 7 0 125
Accounting 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 122
Mathematics 0 0 0 90 0 14 15 119
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 108 0 0 7 115
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 112 1 0 1 114
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 70 0 29 5 104
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 0 0 102 0 0 0 102
History 0 0 0 62 0 18 16 96
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 57 0 28 0 85
General English Literature 0 0 0 70 0 2 12 84
Chemistry 0 0 0 47 0 9 24 80
Library & Information Science 0 0 0 0 0 70 4 74
Optometry 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 72
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 0 68 0 0 0 68
Sociology 0 0 0 54 0 7 6 67
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 3 50 7 60
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 45 0 2 11 58
Physics 0 0 0 30 0 10 14 54
Anthropology 0 0 0 38 0 5 9 52
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 0 43 7 50
Special Education 0 0 0 42 0 3 2 47
Statistics 0 0 0 14 0 31 1 46
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 35 0 7 4 46
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 19 0 9 14 42
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 19 0 9 13 41
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 39
Area Studies 0 0 0 10 0 24 3 37
Zoology 0 0 0 31 0 3 0 34
Social Work 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 34
Educational Administration 0 0 0 0 0 23 10 33
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 29 0 2 1 32
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 0 6 15 9 30
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 17 0 11 0 28
Biotechnology 0 0 0 14 0 12 0 26
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 0 8 0 3 15 26
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 0 17 0 1 6 24
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 24 0 0 0 24
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 11 0 9 4 24
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 14 10 24
Cognitive Science 0 0 0 12 0 0 8 20
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 11 0 4 4 19
Audiovisual Communications 4 1 0 13 0 0 0 18
Religious Studies 0 0 0 11 0 4 3 18
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0 11 0 5 2 18
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 17
Other Education 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 16
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 10 0 4 2 16
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 15
Philosophy 0 0 0 11 0 1 3 15
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 6 0 3 5 14
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 14
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 0 0 8 0 2 4 14
Dance 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 14
Education Philosophy 0 0 0 0 0 3 10 13
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 12 0 1 13
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 9 0 1 3 13
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 10
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 9
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 6 0 2 1 9
General Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 7
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 5
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Quality Control Technology 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 4
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Business Administration & Management 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Literature 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
International Education 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Precision Systems Maintenance 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Education 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 19 2 83 7,952 253 2,768 757 11,834

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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