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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?

32,212 Full-Time Undergraduates
$13,428 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%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered 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.

Indiana University - Bloomington Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, IU Bloomington is ranked #141 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. IU Bloomington also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that IU Bloomington has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for IU Bloomington

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 29
Best Colleges for International Students 38
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 54
Best Colleges 141
Best Colleges for Diversity 240
Best Colleges for the Money 429

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?

$13,428 Net Price
35% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of IU Bloomington is $13,428. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for IU Bloomington

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,040 $6,242 $12,082 $20,082 $21,327

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

32,212 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33,429 undergraduate students at IU Bloomington, with 32,212 being full-time and 1,217 being part-time.

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

There are also 10,281 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 32,212 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 1,673
Black or African American 1,431
Hispanic or Latino 1,947
White 22,416
International Students 3,349
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,396

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 Majors

In 2017-2018, Indiana University - Bloomington awarded 15,908 undergraduate degrees and 7,050 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 0 122 0
Allied Health Professions 0 17 0 0
Anthropology 0 38 5 9
Area Studies 0 10 24 3
Arts & Media Management 0 57 28 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 11 5 2
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 4 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 1 13 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 45 2 11
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 0 131 0 0
Biotechnology 0 14 12 0
Chemistry 0 47 9 24
Child Development & Psychology 0 301 2 20
Classical Languages & Literature 0 6 2 1
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 14 10
Cognitive Science 0 12 0 8
Communication & Media Studies 0 432 4 14
Communication Sciences 0 85 49 7
Computational Science 0 0 159 0
Computer Information Systems 0 501 8 11
Computer Science 0 119 97 23
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 112 0 1
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 10
Dance 0 14 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 68 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 35 7 4
East Asian Languages 0 29 2 1
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 8 3 15
Economics 0 147 10 16
Education Philosophy 0 0 3 10
Educational Administration 0 0 23 10
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 19 9 13
Fine & Studio Arts 0 70 29 5
General Biology 0 232 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 2,026 1,100 12
General Engineering 0 0 7 0
General English Literature 0 70 2 12
Geography & Cartography 0 10 4 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 11 9 4
Germanic Languages 0 11 4 4
Health & Physical Education 0 372 28 6
History 0 62 18 16
Human Computer Interaction 0 0 39 0
Human Resource Management 0 4 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 14 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 15 9
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 24 0 0
International Education 0 0 1 0
International Relations & National Security 0 118 7 0
Journalism 0 167 0 0
Law 0 0 0 176
Legal Research 0 0 43 7
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 204 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 70 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 19 9 14
Mathematics 0 90 14 15
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 17 1 6
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 0 8 2 4
Music 0 148 150 45
Natural Resources Conservation 0 62 60 4
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 108 0 7
Optometry 0 0 0 72
Other Education 0 8 0 0
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 0 0 4
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 171 26 0
Pharmacology & Toxicology 0 0 0 1
Philosophy 0 11 1 3
Physics 0 30 10 14
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 6 3 5
Political Science & Government 0 118 5 13
Precision Systems Maintenance 1 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 614 213 8
Public Health 0 178 46 11
Public Policy 0 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 17 11 0
Religious Studies 0 11 4 3
Romance Languages 0 91 17 18
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 9 1 3
Social Work 0 0 34 0
Sociology 0 54 7 6
Special Education 0 42 3 2
Statistics 0 14 31 1
Student Counseling 0 0 50 7
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 181 31 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 156 37 9
Teaching English or French 0 0 1 0
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 102 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 9 0
Zoology 0 31 3 0
Total 4 15,904 5,536 1,514

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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