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Campus & Student Life at Indiana University - Bloomington

Home to about 32,986 undergraduates in 2020, IU Bloomington is a very large, public university located in Bloomington, Indiana. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, IU Bloomington offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by IU Bloomington can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our IU Bloomington Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

IU Bloomington Has a Disability Services Site

For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit IU Bloomington Disability Services.

IU Bloomington for the Military

While not a "service academy", IU Bloomington does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit IU Bloomington Veteran Services . For more information, check out our IU Bloomington for Veterans Guide.

IU Bloomington offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, IU Bloomington does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Indiana University - Bloomington

IU Bloomington offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Indiana University - Bloomington

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Indiana University - Bloomington

IU Bloomington has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 32,986 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 31,632 (95.9%). Part-time attendance was 1,354 (4.1%).


Indiana University - Bloomington is Ranked #178 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, IU Bloomington receives top marks for overall diversity. We rank IU Bloomington #178 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Indiana University - Bloomington

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at IU Bloomington by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the IU Bloomington Diversity Guide.

Indiana University - Bloomington Competes in the NCAA

IU Bloomington has a total of 768 student athletes, 392 men and 376 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Indiana University - Bloomington Athletics

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