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Colleges / Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About IU Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington Overview

Indiana University Bloomington is a public, state school in the small town setting of Bloomington, Indiana. IU Bloomington was founded in 1820 and the school currently enrolls around 45,328 students per year, which includes 34,253 undergraduate students. IU Bloomington provides housing for up to 13,484 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by January 15.

There are many ways for students to get involved at IU Bloomington!

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? IU Bloomington students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? IU Bloomington has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? IU Bloomington has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at IU Bloomington on the Student Life page.

2022 IU Bloomington Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 39%
In-State Tuition $10,012
Out-of-State $37,685
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,826

Is IU Bloomington a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a clearer idea of what IU Bloomington offers and if the college seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Indiana University Bloomington

IU Bloomington is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at IU Bloomington is 85%. Out of 46,498 applications received in 2022, 39,543 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IU Bloomington

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at IU Bloomington, around 90% return for the next year. 81% of IU Bloomington undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for IU Bloomington Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with IU Bloomington directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

IU Bloomington's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

IU Bloomington's endowment was valued at $1.9 billion in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, IU Bloomington spends about $16,548 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at IU Bloomington

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

IU Bloomington meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,826 a year.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $27,557 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at IU Bloomington.

Based on this information, does IU Bloomington seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is IU Bloomington a good school for you?

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Where is Indiana University Bloomington Located?

IU Bloomington is located in the small town setting of Bloomington, Indiana, in the suburbs of Indianapolis.

If you are interested in seeing IU Bloomington for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 69 to Bloomington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Indianapolis International Airport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what IU Bloomington and Bloomington are like without leaving home.

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College Info

107 South Indiana Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Campus Setting: Small Town

IU Bloomington Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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IU Bloomington ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Estimated Chance

32 and Above


26 to 32


26 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU Bloomington is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into IU Bloomington. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

IU Bloomington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1370


Math SAT Range

580 - 700


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1370 and Above


1170 to 1370


1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU Bloomington students is 1269. Applicants with SAT scores of 1370 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU Bloomington, while applicants with SAT scores between 1170 to 1370 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1170 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU Bloomington.

IU Bloomington Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at IU Bloomington is like? There are approximately 45,328 students enrolled at IU Bloomington, including 34,253 undergraduate students and 11,075 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 62% percent are from IN and 38% percent of students are from other states.


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