Indiana University Review

Indiana University is ranked within the top 75 U.S. colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The university offers associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in over 1,400 programs throughout its eight campuses.

Indiana University Overview

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) has 40,354 students in its undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. The school also has a large population of international students representing more than 125 countries from across the globe. Besides the main campus in Bloomington, IU has campuses in Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Indianapolis, Richmond, Gary, South Bend and New Albany.

In 1899, Indiana University became one of the first schools to join the Big Ten Conference, which is an athletic conference that contains schools from the Midwest. Bloomington itself was recently ranked as one of the top ten college sports town in the nation by Sports Illustrated on Campus. IU Bloomington has 24 varsity teams in many NCAA sports, including basketball, soccer, swimming, wrestling and water polo.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Admission to IU is based on an overall approach of evaluating a student's academic performance as demonstrated by high school GPA, SAT or ACT scores, the completion of core pre-college classes and extracurricular activities. The school has a rolling admission policy and over 70 percent of students that apply to the school are accepted.

Over half of Indiana University students receive some sort of financial assistance, including loans, scholarships, grants and work study programs.

Campus Learning Environment and Facilities

The IUB libraries are ranked in the top 20 of research libraries by the Association of Research Libraries. The school's library system features over 7 million books, 500 databases and over 600,000 electronic books and journals. Other campus facilities include research labs, medical clinics, technology labs and performing arts centers.

Indiana University has a low faculty-to-student ratio of one faculty member for every 18 students. Further, the school has seven Nobel Laureate researchers on staff. Students can attend classes on campus or receive a degree through the school's online distance program.

Schools and Colleges at Indiana University

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kelley School of Business
  • School of Social Work
  • Jacobs School of Music
  • Maurer School of Law
  • School of Education
  • School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • School of Library and Information Science
  • School of Informatics and Computing
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Nursing
  • University Graduate School
  • Hutton Honors College
  • School of Continuing Studies

School Contact Information

  • Address: 107 S. Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405
  • Phone Number: (812) 855-4848