If you are thinking about applying to IU Bloomington, the application fee is $65.
Students who submit their applications to IU Bloomington for fall should hear back from IU Bloomington by January 15.
Here's an overiew of some of IU Bloomington's admissions stats.
|IU Bloomington 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||28.9%|
|Mean SAT Score||1269|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||39%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||22.8%|
These are the application deadlines for Indiana University Bloomington.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 1||January 15|
IU Bloomington does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. IU Bloomington will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
IU Bloomington has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by IU Bloomington during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
Make sure to check with IU Bloomington for more information on admission factors.
To apply to IU Bloomington, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with IU Bloomington's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement|
|Transcript(S) of College Record|
|Transcript of High School Record|
|Standardized Test Scores|
|Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)|
Students admitted to IU Bloomington have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 32.9% submitted a class rank. At IU Bloomington 28.9% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61.7% were in the top 25% and 91.6% were in the top 50%.
At Indiana University Bloomington, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||22.91%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.58%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12.47%|
|3.00 and 3.24||6.99%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2.27%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0.09%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to IU Bloomington directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
IU Bloomington considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
IU Bloomington is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 39% of IU Bloomington's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22.8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other IU Bloomington applicants, you should strive to earn between 1170 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At IU Bloomington 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1170, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a IU Bloomington student is 1269.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of IU Bloomington students scored 700 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of IU Bloomington students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.
To be most competitive at IU Bloomington, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for IU Bloomington's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for IU Bloomington students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to IU Bloomington.
Transfer students can enroll in IU Bloomington during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to IU Bloomington?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to IU Bloomington.
Does IU Bloomington accept transfer credits?
✅ IU Bloomington accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. IU Bloomington accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does IU Bloomington accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ IU Bloomington accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to IU Bloomington?
❌ No, IU Bloomington is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is IU Bloomington's acceptance rate?
✅ IU Bloomington's acceptance rate is 85%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at IU Bloomington?
❌ IU Bloomington does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into IU Bloomington? IU Bloomington is a somewhat selective institution. The IU Bloomington acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.
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32 and Above
26 to 32
26 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1370 and Above
1170 to 1370
1170 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At IU Bloomington, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.74. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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