See what students say:


Indiana University Bloomington focuses on creating well-rounded students who will be successful in and after college. This large state school challenges its students academically, but it “creates a fun collegiate environment, as well.” “Academics and school spirit are its specialties!” says one student. The institution offers excellent financial aid and numerous opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students across all departments to conduct research, adding to “the perfect combination of excellent undergraduate teaching, Division I athletic teams backed by a passionate sense of school spirit, and a lively social scene.” The “many excellent professors” here “really care about what they do,” and they really “know what they’re talking about.” They “clearly want what’s best for their students,” and “the learning environment they create is excellent.” “I have been very impressed with the individual attention I have received—mostly due to the level of commitment by professors to their students,” says one student. The “rigorous and competitive classroom environment” gives students “the knowledge to be successful in our futures through great faculty, facilities, and tradition.” Most professors at IU have professional experiences, and therefore “can bring their subjects to life.” The “world-renowned business program” and the education and media schools are standouts here, but students say that all of the “school systems are great and easy to access,” which makes “communicating with students/professors easy.” Even with 50,000 people on campus, the administration gives student groups “much freedom of planning,” and this warm environment allows students to “collaborate academically and non-academically as one community.” This autonomy grants students the chance to explore “anything we want, when-ever, but [find] the key thing we’ll love through many opportunities and great programs.”

Student Body

With such a large student body, “You are destined to find someone who you ‘click’ with.” “It’s unheard of that a student won’t be able to fit in somewhere,” says one. Typical is hard to nail down with tens of thousands of people, but many here are “very respectful of one another and ready to help out a fellow Hoosier” and “very lively and fun,” and each student manages to have “an equal balance of school and social life.” International students (often attracted by the business and music schools) are “accepted and encouraged to attend IU.” Most students can be called “hard workers who also know how to have fun on the weekends.”

Campus Life

This “best-kept secret of the Midwest” is located in “the vibrant city of Bloomington,” where “the restaurants off campus are amazing,” with “many options to choose from.” During the week, people “work really hard,” and the campus is very active, with “a good number of students working out or running.” There is “always something going on and something to do on campus that will fit the need of any student.” Weekends generally start on Thursday night and go through Saturday night, when “house parties are popular,” and the Greek system, although it only encompasses roughly 20 percent of the campus, “provides a strong social scene.” The legendary IU basketball team is “starting to really rebuild its legacy,” and attending games is common. There are also “free movies at the Union on weekends,” and just “a very fun social scene” in general. Looking around the “beautiful” campus, you can see people jogging, and if the weather’s really nice, you can find people lying outside on the grass and on benches snoozing.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Office of Admissions
940 E. Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Indiana Memorial Union
Eskenazi Museum of Art
The Lilly Library
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall
Student Recreational Sports Center
A list of other popular attractions is located on the visitor center's site: https://visitorcenter.indiana.edu/events-attractions/index.html.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Square
Kirkwood Avenue
Brown County State Park
Lake Monroe
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
A list of other popular attractions is located on the Bloomington visitor center's site: https://www.visitbloomington.com/things-to-do/.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
9:30am-5:30pm M-F, 10am-2pm Sat., 12pm-3pm Sun

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Academic Year
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

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Overnight Dorm Stays

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Indianapolis International Airport is 50 miles from campus. For transportation between the airport and campus: GO Express Travel, (800) 589-6004, travels between Indianapolis International Airport and Bloomington several times each day. They also have private cars and a shuttle to and from Chicagoland. Classic Touch Limousine, (800) 319-0082, offers private, chauffeured cars and limos. Greyhound buses travel from Indianapolis to Bloomington multiple times each day.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take Indiana Rte. 37 S. to the first Bloomington exit (College Ave.), then drive approximately 3.5 miles to the second stoplight. Go south through the intersection of 46 Bypass and Walnut Street/College Avenue, continue 1.3 miles to the fourth traffic light. Turn left onto 7th Street and drive about .6 miles, the admissions office will be on the right (next to the Indiana Memorial Union). From the west and southwest, take Indiana Rte. 45 or 48; then turn left onto Indiana Rte. 37 bypass. Continue north, then turn right onto the Rte. 46 bypass. At the intersection of 46 Bypass and Walnut Street/College Avenue, turn right and follow the preceding directions. From the east, follow Indiana Rte. 46, which becomes E. 3rd St. in Bloomington. Follow 3rd St. to Indiana Avenue, and take a right. Turn right onto 7th Street, the admissions office will be on the right (next to the Indiana Memorial Union).

Local Accommodations
On campus is the Biddle Hotel in the Indiana Memorial Union (900 E. Seventh St.; 800-209-8145.) The Union is a university-owned facility. Rates are moderate, but bookings are tight. If you are visiting on a football weekend or holiday, be sure to reserve a place early.


Applicants: 44,169
Acceptance Rate: 77%
Average HS GPA: 3.72



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