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Indiana University Bloomington

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (48)
Applied Sciences & Professions (4)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)

About

History

The Indiana legislature established the institution in 1820, one of the first public universities west of the Allegheny Mountains. Indiana University (IU) hosted its first international student in 1842 and organized its first study abroad program in 1879.

Education

Indiana University is a comprehensive public research university with campuses around the state of Indiana. Bloomington is IU’s flagship campus, and it is home to world-class business and music schools. IU also has the world’s first school of philanthropy, the nation’s first school of informatics and largest medical school. Forty graduate programs and four schools at Indiana University are ranked among the top 25 in the country. IU has robust and diverse academic programs in the arts and sciences, education, law, international studies, journalism, nursing, public health, and public affairs.

Research

Momentous IU breakthroughs and inventions—like the structure of DNA and the fluoride in our toothpaste—are part of a legacy of transforming how we live through research. IU researchers study an enormous range of interests, tackling the big questions in one of the most respected and exciting environments for discovery. It’s no wonder IU is ranked among the world’s most innovative universities.

Through research opportunities that are as infinite as the cosmos, you’ll be inspired by new perspectives that draw on IU’s global expertise and our passion for doing good in the world.

Career

Career preparation is built into the fabric of IU. After all, you’re here to get an education that prepares you for whatever comes next, whether that’s a job or graduate school.

You have access to career development services throughout your time as an IU student. And you’re encouraged to pursue internships, volunteer activities, and service learning opportunities to build your resume at every turn.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
101
2018
101
2017
101
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
134 12
2019
146 -29
2018
117
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
136 2
2019
138 -9
2018
129
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
312 11
2019
323 -19
2018
304
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

  • IU offers a wide variety of resources to help students succeed in both academics and student life. 
  • International students are an important part of the IU community, and the Office of International Services works with those students to help them transition and adjust to life.
  • Technology: UITS is IU’s technical support offices that service the university community. The skilled UITS staff regularly helps students and faculty with technical computer problems, internet connection, and software questions.  

Housing services

IU prides itself on offering a variety of offices to assist students. A brief list of resources are listed below.

  • Student Medical Center 
  • Counselling Services  
  • Campus Security
  • Housing Assistance  
  • Disability Services 

Library services

Several libraries can be found around IU’s campus, the most well known being the Herman B Wells Library where students can be found studying, researching, and utilizing the library’s numerous online resources and databases. 

ICT services

For more personalized assistance, contact the UITS Support Center for help via chat, phone, email, or walk-up—24 hours a day, seven days a week. IU also offers support services for technology repair. 

The UITS Support Center provides IT support to all IU campuses. So that Support Center staff can efficiently assist you, be ready to provide details about your problem or question.

Medical services

  • There is a health center located on campus that offers a variety of services such as counseling, immunizations, a medical clinic, and a pharmacy. 
  • For more serious injuries, Bloomington also has a hospital not far from campus. 

Student Life

Campus life

Our many locations and IU Online offer a learning environment for every kind of student. Wherever you study, you’ll earn an Indiana University degree and find a community where you belong.

If you’re a domestic first-time freshman or transfer student, we’ve made it easier, faster, and more affordable to apply to more than one IU campus.

  • IU Southeast (New Albany)
  • IU South Bend
  • IU Northwest (Gary)
  • IU Kokomo
  • IU Fort Wayne
  • IU East (Richmond)
  • IUPUC (Columbus)
  • IUPUI (Indianapolis)
  • IU Bloomington

Sports facilities

All IU students have access to the Student Recreational Sports Center, with swimming pools, workout rooms, an indoor track, basketball courts, and group exercise classes.

Student clubs

There are over 750 student organization at IU Bloomington representing professional interests, hobbies, sports and recreation, academics, religion, service, politics, and more.

Accreditation

    Indiana University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The campus is beautiful and I really enjoy my major. It is in a new school, the Media School and they have so much to offer!

Jacobs School of Music
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Very passionate. Everyone has such a love of music, and though it is competitive, there is a bond between us all.

An Individual Among 40,000
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Coming to Indiana University was daunting at first. There were a dozen dormitories or so, and classes could range from 10 people to 200 people. But never did I ever feel that I was swallowed up by the enormity of my university. Professors take the time to listen to you so long as you reach out to them. Don't be afraid to ask questions and admit you are lost. Also, don't be...

Bloomington, Indiana, United States

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