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Colleges / Indiana University Bloomington

IU Bloomington Student Life

IU Bloomington is on a 1,944-acre campus in a small town setting in Bloomington, Indiana, not far from Indianapolis. IU Bloomington has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

IU Bloomington also has fraternities and sororities.

IU Bloomington has a thriving Union Board. In fact, more students participate in Union Board than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at IU Bloomington include Student Association, Student Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and Student Athletic Board

IU Bloomington students' favorite campus traditions are Homecoming, Little 500 Bike Race, and Welcome Week Block Party.

Does IU Bloomington offer student housing?

IU Bloomington offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

Most IU Bloomington students live off campus. In 2021, 26.6% of undergrads at IU Bloomington lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 73.4% of students lived off-campus or commuted to IU Bloomington. There are 12,461 spots available in on-campus housing for all 32,986 undergraduates. In the 2020-21 school year, 8,682 students chose to live on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

IU Bloomington offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.

Is IU Bloomington Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Indiana University Bloomington is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The IU Bloomington campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

IU Bloomington offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students.

Plan a Visit to IU Bloomington

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to IU Bloomington, take Interstate 69 to Bloomington, IN. If you need to fly, book your flight to Indianapolis International Airport airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Indiana you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore IU Bloomington's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

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