Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
4-year Public university


Indiana University—Bloomington is a public institution established in 1820 with city setting located at Bloomington, IN. It is ranked 73 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its in-state tuition and fees are $11,790; out-of-state tuition and fees are $40,482. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 35,660. It practices semester-based academic calendar. There are more than 750 student organizations on campus, and more than 8,200 students go Greek in the school’s large community of fraternities and sororities. Freshmen must live on campus for at least two semesters, though there are some exceptions. The Midwestern college town of Bloomington, or B-town, as it is known to many, is home to a lively cultural scene. Arts and entertainment performances, such as the annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, take place year-round.

#73 in National Universities
Location Bloomington, Indiana
Type 4-year Public
Year Founded 1820
Selectivity Very Low
Size Large
35,660 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
For out-of-state students
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $11,790
Outstate Tuition Fee $40,482
Room and Board Fees $12,404
$45,746 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


82% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$65 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.8 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal
Other Applications Accepted Coalition Application

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, MELAB, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

completed at least three full years of secondary school in a predominantly English-speaking country or SAT ERBW score greater than 560 or ACT English section score greater than 21

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$14,736 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$13,117 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $55,130
35% Students with need received Financial Aid
23.3% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline : April 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Dean’s Scholarship
Total Worth Award amounts vary
Eligibility first-time incoming freshman out-of-state students
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline November 1
Provost's Scholarship
Total Worth Award amounts vary
Eligibility first-time incoming freshman Indiana resident
Minimum Criteria Based on academic performance
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline November 1

Other Scholarships

The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Scholarship Programs
Total Worth Varies
Details Recognizes academically successful resident and non-resident students through diverse scholarships and the direct admit community. To be considered for these opportunities and receive the Selective Scholarship Application, students need to showcase competitive grades, SAT or ACT scores, class rank, and demonstrated leadership skills. Applicants will need to major in either the Bachelor of Science in Informatics, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, or the Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering.
The Media School Scholarship
Total Worth Varies
Details Minimum score of 1300 on the SAT (verbal and math) or 27 on the ACT; GPA of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 scale or be in the top 15 percent of their graduating class ; Students selected for the Ernie Pyle Scholars or Media Scholars honors programs are directly admitted into their major in The Media School and are eligible to enroll in up to six special honors courses.


35,660 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
91% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
72% Students graduate within 6 years