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Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
Morrison Hall credit: McAnt
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Overview
Public
32,005 Undergraduates
79% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Size: Big
Doctoral
Indiana University-Bloomington
107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana
47405-7000
(812) 855-4848
www.iub.edu

Indiana University, Bloomington, is a public research university in Bloomington, Indiana, and one of the top 90 colleges in the nation. It is the flagship university for the Indiana University system, and also the largest college, with more than 40,000 students enrolled. A legislative act established the school in 1820, and it was originally called State College. Today, the campus sits on 1,936 acres in Southern Indiana, and it is known as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the U.S. The school’s the Lilly Library contains 100,000 pieces of sheet music and 400,000 books, including the Gutenberg Bible. IU is also where the famous and groundbreaking Kinsey Reports took place. Its motto is “Lux et Veritas” or “Light and Truth.” Notable alumni include entrepreneur Mark Cuban, author of “The Hunger Games” Suzanne Collins, lawyer Wendell Willkie, journalist Ernie Pyle and radio host Tavis Smiley. The school’s colors are crimson and cream, and its teams are named Hoosiers. Its sporting affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big Ten, and varsity sports offered include men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, wrestling and tennis, and women’s basketball, rowing, soccer, water polo and volleyball.

Location

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. It is the seventh-largest city in Indiana and the fourth-largest outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. According to the Monroe County History Center, Bloomington is known as the "Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana." More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
50%

Men

50%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

868

New Transfer Students

Admissions
79%

Acceptance Rate

28%

Enrollment Yield

1060-1290

SAT Range

34,646

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$12,621

Typical Cost

$34,845

Out-Of-State (published)

$10,533

In-State (published)

76%

Recieve Financial Aid

88%

Have Loans

$18,500

Median Debt

Academics
17.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

68

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

538

Doctorates Awareded

Business Economics

Top Major

15

Faculty Awards

8

National Academy Members

144

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 750 organizations to choose from

Greek Life:

Important, 74 fraternities and sororities on campus

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Football Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Basketball Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Ten Conference

Football Division:

1

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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