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Colleges / Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington, IN 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

IU Bloomington Admissions

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.

IU Bloomington Admissions Stats at a Glance

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%
Waitlist No

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

Considering Applying Early to IU Bloomington?

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.

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 IU Bloomington

IU Bloomington has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into IU Bloomington?

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.

Admissions Factors at IU Bloomington

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.

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

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

IU Bloomington Application Requirements

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)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into IU Bloomington?

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 36.7%
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.

About GPAs

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.

Standardized Test Scores

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.

What is a Good SAT Score for IU Bloomington?

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.

What is a Good ACT Score for IU Bloomington?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Indiana University Bloomington

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

IU Bloomington Admissions FAQs

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.

Want To Learn More About IU Bloomington?

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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 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


26 to 32


26 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

IU Bloomington SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1170 - 1370


Math SAT Range

580 - 700


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1370 and Above


1170 to 1370


1170 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

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.

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 3.74. 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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