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Get the facts about Indiana University - Bloomington. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Indiana University - Bloomington Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Indiana University - Bloomington was awarded 209 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is public administration.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, IU Bloomington is ranked #141 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

IU Bloomington also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Indiana ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into IU Bloomington?

Acceptance Rate

Indiana University - Bloomington has an acceptance rate of 76%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 67% of students accepted to IU Bloomington submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 570 and 670. Math scores were between 570 and 680.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 570 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 570 to 680 )
IU Bloomington received ACT scores from 67% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 25 and 31.

ACT Composite Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 25 to 31 )

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Indiana University - Bloomington Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Indiana University - Bloomington is about average at 17 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Indiana University - Bloomington is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Indiana University - Bloomington

Freshmen Retention Rate

Indiana University - Bloomington has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At IU Bloomington the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 60%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  60 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at IU Bloomington

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,301 undergraduates at IU Bloomington with 32,109 being full-time and 1,192 being part-time.

IU Bloomington Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.20 out of 100, IU Bloomington is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.20 out of 100
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How Much Does Indiana University - Bloomington Cost?

The overall average net price of IU Bloomington is $13,428. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for IU Bloomington

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,040 $6,242 $12,082 $20,082 $21,327

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of IU Bloomington, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At IU Bloomington, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $7,832 a year. That adds up to $31,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IU Bloomington is 3.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do IU Bloomington Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from IU Bloomington make around $47,700 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future IU Bloomington graduates since it is 20% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Indiana University - Bloomington

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Indiana University - Bloomington is a public institution. The city atmosphere of Bloomington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Indiana University - Bloomington

Contact details for IU Bloomington are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 107 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
Phone: 812-855-4848

Indiana University - Bloomington Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 96 majors graduated from Indiana University - Bloomington. Of these students, 7,954 received undergraduate degrees and 3,525 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Business/Commerce 2,026 $62,300
Public Administration 614 $41,900
Computer Information Systems 501 $59,700
Communication & Media Studies 432 $35,200
Health & Physical Education 372 $28,700
Child Development & Psychology 301 NA
General Biology 232 $28,500
Liberal Arts General Studies 204 $31,000
Teacher Education Grade Specific 181 $37,500
Public Health 178 $39,800

Learn more about the majors offered at Indiana University - Bloomington along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at IU Bloomington

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 7,814 students took at least one online class at Indiana University - Bloomington. This is an increase from the 7,490 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 7,814 2,788
2016-2017 7,490 2,671
2015-2016 6,201 2,615
2014-2015 4,420 2,174
2013-2014 4,138 1,852

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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