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Indiana University Bloomington

4.7 out of 5 (13 ratings / 6 reviews) Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Indiana University students get it all—the storybook experience of what college should be like, and the endless opportunities that come with it. Top-ranked academics. Awe-inspiring faculty. Dynamic campus life. International culture. Phenomenal music and arts events. The excitement of IU Hoosier sports. And a jaw-droppingly beautiful campus. 

Bachelor's programmes

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

About

History

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.

Education

An Indiana University Bloomington education transforms you.

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, whether you’re from South Bend, San Antonio, or Shanghai, you’ll encounter ideas and have experiences that help you refine your goals, develop the skills to reach them, and put you on the path to success.

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.

Career

As a student at Indiana University, it’s your job to explore uncharted territories, discover new facets of your personality, and find the things you’re most passionate about.

There are endless academic and extracurricular options to choose from—each with the power to send you in a whole new direction.

We’re here to help you, of course. Your academic and career advisors serve as your guides, ensuring you stay on a path that leads to success. But you get to plot the course.

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2018
101
2017
101
2016
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.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2018
129
2017
-
2016
-
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.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2019
146 -29
2018
117 33
2017
150
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2019
323 -19
2018
304 -13
2017
291
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

RPS serves everything from hearty breakfasts to midnight snacks in its many locations across campus.

Although most RPS dining facilities are located in residence halls, it also makes healthy (and not so healthy) snacks available in classroom buildings and library facilities through its Campus Cafes.

Housing services

We have plenty of traditional residence hall options, with shared rooms, communal living spaces, and handy food courts. You'll also find apartments for those who need some space, private rooms for those who tend toward the introverted side, and co-op kitchen facilities for those who want to cook their own food.

Library services

Campus Libraries

    Archives of African American Music & CultureArchives of Traditional MusicBlack Film Center/ArchiveBusiness/SPEA Information CommonsChemistry Library (CLOSED)Education LibraryHerman B Wells LibraryIndiana Prevention Resource Center LibraryIU Libraries Moving Image ArchiveKinsey Institute LibraryLaw Library

ICT services

Get a Box account: Box at IU gives students 50 GB of storage and collaboration space in the cloud. Access it online, in the STCs, on the IUanyWare thin clients, from your mobile device and through software in IUanyWare! Use it for personal file storage or for collaboration in team projects. Just log in with your IU user ID and passphrase at box.iu.edu

Medical services

IU Health Center specializes in care for college-aged patients. College students have special health needs. You're living and studying in close quarters, which means increased exposure to colds, flu, and other infectious diseases. You're juggling school, work, and social obligations–and that's stressful. For the first time, you're making a lot of your own choices about your health.  And you don't have a lot of time to spend waiting to see a doctor.

Student Life

Campus life

We pride ourselves on having a globally minded campus, where everyone is respected and celebrated for their unique contributions to our culture. As such, you can expect to feel accepted and welcome regardless of your race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore other cultures and perspectives through your academic choices, extracurricular activities, residential community, and more.

Sports facilities

Hoosiers take athletics seriously. Whether you’re watching football, basketball, or any of the 22 other team sports at IU, you’ll notice that the stands are a sea of cream and crimson.

And while every Hoosier fan prefers to win, in the end it doesn’t matter. It’s all about supporting your team—and being part of something bigger than yourself.

Student clubs

Fraternities and sororities have partnered with Indiana University since 1845. Though much has changed over the years, the core values of these organizations have remained the same. There are 74 fraternities and sororities at IU involving over 8,200. Greek organizations seek to provide members with opportunities to lead, serve, build positive relationships, and grow intellectually.

Accreditation

    Indiana University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Student Reviews

IU
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 afraid to step out of...

Bloomington, Indiana, United States