Located in the arts and cultural hub of the Midwest in the small city of Bloomington, Indiana University - Bloomington is a public four-year institution that serves as the flagship campus of the Indiana University system. First established in 1820 by the Indiana government, the university is now considered one of the "Public Ivies" as a publicly funded university that provides a high-quality education comparable to those included in the prestigious Ivy League. As a selected member of the Association of American Universities, IU Bloomington offers students more than 180 undergraduate and 190 graduate degree programs that have been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
According to the U.S. News and World Report, Indiana University - Bloomington has been ranked as the 75th best college and 31st top public school in the United States. Not only does the university have 29 graduate programs ranked among the top 25, IU Bloomington has more than 120 different programs ranked in the top 20 of the nation. The Academic Ranking of World Universities also has named the university as the 50th best in the country and 90th in the world. While Newsweek magazine has chosen IU Bloomington as the "Hottest Big State School," USA Today called Bloomington one of the top 10 student-friendly college towns in the nation with a population under one million.
Although no one quite understands exactly what a Hoosier is, the mysterious definition does not stand in the way of students wholeheartedly identifying with the nickname at Indiana University - Bloomington. The university's sports teams are notorious competitors that are commonly ranked among the top in the nation within the Big Ten Conference in Division I of the NCAA. There are more than 600 male and female student scholarship athletes on the intercollegiate varsity teams, which range from basketball and football to tennis and rowing. IU Bloomington teams have won or shared 157 Big Ten Conference Championships and 133 NCAA Championship titles in school history.
With more than 42,050 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, Indiana University - Bloomington is by far the largest higher learning institution in the state. Although 55.2 percent of the student body resides in Indiana, students also represent 49 of the 50 states and 165 different international nations around the globe. Some of the most notable alumni in the network of lifelong Hoosiers include philosopher David Chalmers, author Meg Cabot, actor Kevin Kline, spokesperson Jared Fogle, journalist Jane Pauley, and billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 29383
Total institution enrollment: 37076
School type: 4-year public
School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 Disciplines.
Indiana University - Bloomington
Bloomington, IN 47405
Male undergraduate population: 47%
Female undergraduate population: 53%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years, Bachelor's, Postbaccalaureate certificate, Master's, Post-Masters certificate, Doctor's, First-professional degree