Indiana University-Bloomington.

Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN4 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About Indiana University-Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington (IU Bloomington, IU, or simply Indiana) is a public research university in Bloomington, Indiana. It is the flagship institution of the Indiana University system and, with over 40,000 students, its largest university.Indiana University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity". It has numerous schools and programs, including the Jacobs School of Music, the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, the Kelley School of Business, the School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, the School of Optometry, the Maurer School of Law, the School of Education, the Media School, and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.As of Fall 2017, 43,710 students attend Indiana University. While 55.1% of the student body was from Indiana, students from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 165 countries were also enrolled. As of 2018, the average ACT score is a 28 and an SAT score of 1276. The university is home to an extensive student life program, with more than 750 student organizations on campus and with around 17 percent of undergraduates joining the Greek system. Indiana athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are known as the Indiana Hoosiers. The university is a member of the Big Ten Conference; since it does not have a mascot, all teams are known simply as "Hoosiers". Indiana's faculty, staff, and alumni include nine Nobel laureates, 17 Rhodes Scholars, 17 Marshall Scholars, and five MacArthur Fellows. In addition, students and alumni have won six Academy Awards, 49 Grammy Awards, 32 Emmy Awards, 20 Pulitzer Prizes, four Tony Awards, and 104 Olympic medals (55 gold, 17 silver, and 32 bronze).Notable Indiana alumni include James Watson, one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA; Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia; Robert Gates, the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense; CEO of Disney Bob Chapek; award-winning author Suzanne Collins, who wrote The Hunger Games series; composer and songwriter Hoagy Carmichael; John Chambers, former CEO of Cisco Systems; and billionaire investor Mark Cuban.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 33,104 students
  • 0.28 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Indiana University-Bloomington

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Zoology, and Neuroscience.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

31,878 students out of 41,939 applicants were accepted into Indiana University-Bloomington. They had an average SAT score of 1285. 67% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 67% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Indiana University-Bloomington was $34,845, while for in-state students it was $10,533. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $38,351.

The average financial aid at Indiana University-Bloomington is $10,388. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $24,457 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at Indiana University-Bloomington

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

61% of undergraduate students at Indiana University-Bloomington received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Indiana University-Bloomington

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Indiana University-Bloomington was of $10,258 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,034.

Diversity at Indiana University-Bloomington

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017