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Colleges / Indiana University Bloomington

About IU Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington is a public, state school in a small town setting in Bloomington, Indiana. IU Bloomington was founded in 1820 and now enrolls around 43,064 students a year, including 32,986 undergrads. IU Bloomington offers housing for up to 12,461 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

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 IU Bloomington'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.

Learn more about life at IU Bloomington on the Student Life page.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should find out if they got admitted by January 15.

2021 IU Bloomington Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 80%
Average GPA 3.8
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 77%
In-State Tuition $9,815
Out-of-State $36,194
Percent of Need Met 70%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $14,639

Is IU Bloomington a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a clearer idea of what IU Bloomington offers and if it might be a good choice for you.

IU Bloomington Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into IU Bloomington. The acceptance rate at IU Bloomington is 80%. Last year, 44,129 students applied to IU Bloomington and 35,469 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at IU Bloomington

Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of 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 91% are still enrolled their sophomore year. IU Bloomington's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 80%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook IU Bloomington Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

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 $1.352 billion in 2021, compared to a national average of $905 million. The school spends $16,382 for each full-time student enrolled.

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 70% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,639 a year.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $27,815 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some 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, how does IU Bloomington sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is IU Bloomington a good school for you?

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Where is IU Bloomington?

IU Bloomington is located in the small town setting of Bloomington, Indiana, less than an hour from Indianapolis.

If you want to see 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IU Bloomington is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to IU Bloomington is Continuous processing.

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IU Bloomington ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 31

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU Bloomington is 27. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into IU Bloomington. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

IU Bloomington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1340


Math SAT Range

560 - 680


Reading SAT Range

560 - 670

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1340 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU Bloomington students is 1236. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU Bloomington, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 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 43,064 students enrolled at IU Bloomington, including 32,986 undergraduate students and 10,078 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 64% percent are from IN and 36% percent of students are from other states.


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