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Colleges / Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%
Acceptance Rate83%

About IU Bloomington

Sometimes called the best kept secret in the Midwest, Indiana University Bloomington is known for academic excellence, a spirited student body, and its stunning campus set in a charming college town. Students can choose from a wide range of well-regarded degree programs, but IU’s The Kelley School of Business and the Jacobs School of Music are two of the best programs in their respective fields.

The iconic Sample Gates mark the entrance to IU Bloomington’s gorgeous 1,860-acre campus, which is full of green spaces and shady spots to relax or study. Students thrive in the energetic atmosphere, which offers over 750 student organizations to get involved in, as well as plethora of cultural events and athletics. 

IU Bloomington competes at the highest level of collegiate sports, and is a member of the prestigious Big Ten Conference, which has a long history of fierce competition with schools like Northwestern, University of Michigan and Penn State. 

Did You Know? 

Indiana University Bloomington is home to the famous "Little 500" bicycle race, which has gained widespread recognition and even inspired the 1979 film "Breaking Away." The race, held annually,  is modeled after the Indy 500, and features teams of students competing in a 50-mile relay race on a cinder track. It has become a beloved tradition at IU Bloomington, attracting participants and spectators from across the campus and beyond for a thrilling and unforgettable experience that showcases the IU spirit.  

From the CC Community on IU Bloomington

​​"I have to say that I thought that it was one of the most beautiful campuses I’ve ever seen. [My daughter] loved it and will be applying to Kelley early action…We stayed at the Graduate right in Bloomington, and it was a wonderful hotel. The little college town is fantastic…great shops and food."

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Indiana University Bloomington is a public, state university in the town of Bloomington, Indiana. IU Bloomington was founded in 1820. The university enrolls around 47,005 students a year, including 35,696 undergraduate students.

IU Bloomington Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into IU Bloomington. IU Bloomington admitted 83% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 50,016 students applied to IU Bloomington and 41,272 were admitted.

Indiana University Bloomington Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 38.2%

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Indiana University Bloomington is located in Bloomington, Indiana, near Indianapolis.

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107 South Indiana Avenue Bloomington, IN 47405-7000

Campus Setting: Small Town

IU Bloomington Application Deadline

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IU Bloomington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

180 - 1390


Math SAT Range

590 - 710


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

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1390 and Above


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180 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for IU Bloomington students is 1310. Applicants with SAT scores of 1390 and above have a good chance of being admitted to IU Bloomington, while applicants with SAT scores between 180 to 1390 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at IU Bloomington.

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Wondering what life at IU Bloomington is like? There are approximately 47,005 students enrolled at IU Bloomington, including 35,696 undergraduate students and 11,309 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 60% percent are from IN and 40% percent of students are from other states.


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