Indiana University Bloomington is a public, state school located in the small town setting of Bloomington, IN, less than an hour from Indianapolis.
Founded in 1820, the institution currently enrolls around 43,064 students a year, including 32,986 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
IU Bloomington's endowment was valued at $1,352,427,446 in 2021. The school spends $16,382 for each full-time student enrolled.
Acceptance rate: 80%
Average GPA: 3.75
Mean ACT score: 27
Mean SAT score: 1236
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IU Bloomington is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 80 percent of all applicants to IU Bloomington are accepted each year. Out of 44,129 applications received, 35,469 students received an admissions offer.
The average high school GPA for a student at IU Bloomington is 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1236. The mean ACT scores is 27.
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
About 91 percent of students who start at IU Bloomington return for their second year of college. Out of the 7,692 students who started at IU Bloomington as first-time freshman, 5,278 graduate within four years.
Around 80 percent of students who started at IU Bloomington earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $27,815 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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 the real question to ask yourself: is IU Bloomington a good school for YOU?
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to IU Bloomington is Continuous processing.
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to IU Bloomington is 28. 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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1350 and Above
1160 to 1350
1160 and Less
The median SAT score for IU Bloomington students is 1255. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU Bloomington, while applicants with SAT scores between 1160 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1160 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU Bloomington.
Wondering what life at IU Bloomington is like? There are approximately 43,503 students enrolled at IU Bloomington, including 33,301 undergraduate students and 10,202 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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