Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, IN
Indiana University  -  Bloomington

Brief Description

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.

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At A Glance

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.

Campus Location

Main Address

Indiana University - Bloomington
Bryan Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405


(812) 855-4848


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 47%

Female undergraduate population: 53%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

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

Accounting And Finance
Accounting Other
Adult And Continuing Teacher Education
Afro American / Black Studies
Area Studies Other
Art History Criticism And Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Arts And Design
Arts Management
Astronomy General
Biological And Physical Sciences
Biology General
Biology Teacher Education
Botany General
Business General
Chemistry General
Chemistry Teacher Education
Chinese Language And Literature
Clothing / Apparel And Textile Studies
College / Postsecondary Student Counseling
Communications General
Communications Other
Communications Technologies / Technicians
Comparative Literature
Computer And Information Sciences General
Counselor Education / Counseling And Guidance
Criminal Justice General
Curriculum And Instruction
Design And Applied Arts Other
Drama / Theater Arts General
Dramatic / Theater Arts And Stagecraft
East And Southeast Asian Languages
East Asian Studies
Economics General
Education Administration And Supervision
Education Other
Educational Assessment Testing And Measurments
Educational Psychology
Elementary Teacher Education
English Creative Writing
English Language And Literature General
English Teacher Education
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Exercise Sciences / Physiology And Movement
Fine / Studio Arts
French Language And Literature
French Language Teacher Education
General Studies
Genetics Plant And Animal
German Language And Literature
German Language Teacher Education
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Health And Medical Preparatory Programs
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education Administration
History And Philosophy Of Science And Technician
History General
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International And Comparative Education
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Japanese Language And Literature
Jewish / Judaic Studies
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Latin American Studies
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Law Llb Jd
Liberal Arts And Sciences / General Studies
Library Science / Librarianship
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Mathematics Teacher Education
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Medical Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical
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Music General
Music General Performance
Music Other
Music Teacher Education
Musical Instrument Repairer
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Occupational Safety And Health Technology
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Optical Technician / Assistant
Optometry Od
Parks Recreation And Leisure Studies
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Physics General
Physics Teacher Education
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Portuguese Language And Literature
Psychology General
Public Administration
Public Administration And Services Other
Public Health General
Public Policy Analysis
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Russian And Slavic Area Studies
Science Teacher Education General
Secondary Teacher Education
Slavic Languages And Literatures
Social And Philosophical Foundations
Social Sciences And History Other
Social Sciences General
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language And Literature
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education General
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Speech Language Pathology And Audiology
Speech Teacher Education
Systems Science And Theory
Teacher Education Multiple Levels
Teacher Education Specific Programs Other
Technical Theater / Theater Design
Western European Studies
Women Studies
Zoology General