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Colleges / Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate83%

IU Bloomington Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Indiana University Bloomington. The acceptance rate at Indiana University Bloomington is 83%. Out of 50,016 applications received in 2023, 41,272 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Indiana University Bloomington, the fee for the application costs $65.

Students who submit their applications to Indiana University Bloomington for fall semester should anticipate a decision by February 1.

Indiana University Bloomington Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Indiana University Bloomington's admissions stats.

Indiana University Bloomington 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 30.6%
Mean SAT Score 1310
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 38.2%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 21.1%
Waitlist Yes

Indiana University Bloomington Application Deadlines

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

Applying Early to Indiana University Bloomington?

Indiana University Bloomington does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Indiana University Bloomington will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.

Some students apply early to college because they believe it will help their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Indiana University Bloomington Admissions

Transferring to Indiana University Bloomington

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Indiana University Bloomington Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Indiana University Bloomington

Curious about the factors that are considered by Indiana University Bloomington during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Class Rank Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Indiana University Bloomington for more information on admission factors.

Indiana University Bloomington Application Requirements

To apply to Indiana University Bloomington, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Indiana University 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

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Indiana University Bloomington?

Students admitted to Indiana University Bloomington have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 32.3% submitted a class rank. At Indiana University Bloomington 30.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 64.4% were in the top 25% and 93.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Indiana University Bloomington, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 39.37%
3.75 and 3.99 24.3%
3.50 and 3.74 17.55%
3.25 and 3.49 11.96%
3.00 and 3.24 5.2%
2.50 and 2.9 1.56%
2.00 and 2.49 0.05%

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 Indiana University Bloomington directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.

Standardized Test Scores

Indiana University 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, 38.2% of Indiana University Bloomington's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 21.1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Indiana University Bloomington?

To be competitive with other Indiana University Bloomington applicants, you should strive to earn between 180 and 1390 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Indiana University Bloomington 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1390 and 25% of scored lower than 180, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Indiana University Bloomington student is 1310.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Indiana University Bloomington students scored 710 or higher and 75% of students scored 590 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Indiana University Bloomington students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 590 or higher.

To be most competitive at Indiana University Bloomington, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Indiana University 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 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Indiana University Bloomington students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

More Information on Transferring to Indiana University Bloomington

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Indiana University Bloomington.

Transfer students can enroll in Indiana University Bloomington during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Indiana University Bloomington Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Indiana University Bloomington?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Indiana University Bloomington.

Does Indiana University Bloomington accept transfer credits?

✅ Indiana University Bloomington accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Indiana University Bloomington accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Indiana University Bloomington accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Indiana University Bloomington accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Indiana University Bloomington?

❌ No, Indiana University Bloomington is test optional, so you can decide whether to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Indiana University Bloomington's acceptance rate?

✅ Indiana University Bloomington's acceptance rate is 83%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Indiana University Bloomington?

❌ Indiana University Bloomington does not offer early decision.

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IU Bloomington Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into IU Bloomington? IU Bloomington is a somewhat selective institution. The IU Bloomington acceptance rate is 83%. This means that the institution accepts 82 out of every 100 applicants.


IU Bloomington Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

IU Bloomington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

180 - 1390


Math SAT Range

590 - 710


Reading SAT Range

590 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1390 and Above


180 to 1390


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.

IU Bloomington GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At IU Bloomington, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.76. 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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