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Study at Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University is the flagship campus of the Indiana University system and is located in Bloomington, Indiana. It was founded in 1820. U. S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools 2001-2002 has ranked four colleges at Indiana University among the top 25 in the country. Time magazine named Indiana University its "2001 College of the Year" among major research universities.

IUB's campus sits on an area of 1, 933 acres, which includes lush green landscape and historic buildings dating to the university's reconstruction in the late 19th century. The university offers more than 900 individual degree programs and majors through over 10 different academic divisions.

IU's sports teams are nicknamed Hoosiers. The university's intercollegiate athletic program boasts over 20 national championship teams. IU sports teams have won/ shared over 155 Big Ten Conference championships.

Profile of Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN is home to Indiana University. Bloomington is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at Indiana University go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in media and music.

Indiana University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 640.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Indiana University is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 38, 990 enrolled students .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Indiana University. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Indiana University values student athletics, and belongs to the Big Ten Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Bloomington is the flagship residential, doctoral-extensive campus of Indiana University. Its mission is to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. It does so through its commitments to cutting-edge research, scholarship, arts, and creative activity; to challenging and inspired undergraduate, graduate, professional, and life-long education; to culturally diverse and international educational programs and communities; to first-rate library and museum collections; to economic development in the state and region; and to meaningful experiences outside the classroom. The Bloomington campus is committed to full diversity, academic freedom, and meeting the changing educational and research needs of the state, the nation, and the world. "

Indiana University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management1, 680business, accounting and related services, accounting, labor studies
Liberal Arts1, 621general studies, political science, English, library science, interdisciplinary studies, history, economics, sociology, . . .
Education and Teaching1, 469physical education teaching, elementary school teaching, health teaching, special ed, social studies teaching, school Counselling, English teaching, educational administration, . . .
Media730communication and journalism, journalism, communication studies, recording arts tech, mass communication
Science564biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, microbiology, geology, ecology, astronomy, . . .
Family and Social Work509public administration, public policy analysis
Therapy and Counselling348psychology, educational psychology, cognitive science, school psychology
Music316music performance, various music studies, music, musicology
Law253law, foreign lawyers, advanced legal research, comparative law
Computer Science and Engineering179computer and info science, information technology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy156parks and recreation studies, recreation and leisure studies, exercise science
Security and Law Enforcement149criminal justice and safety
Medicine145optometry, public health courses, public health, neuroscience
Fine Arts144fine arts, art history and criticism
Medical Support and Technology131audiology and speech pathology, optometric tech, audiology, ophthalmic support services
Construction Trades130apparel and textiles
Art Studies83art studies, arts management
Mathematics79mathematics, statistics
Religion and Philosophy77religion, philosophy, Jewish studies
Drama and Performing Arts69drama, stagecraft, ballet
Conservation and Resource Management46environmental science
Design38design and applied arts, interior design
Engineering Technician16occupational safety tech
Medical administration4community health
Mechanics and Repair2musical instrument repair

Contact: Indiana University

Indiana University Bloomington

107 South Indiana Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

General Phone: (812) 855-4848


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