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Indiana University - Bloomington Data & Information Overview

437 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
85% Acceptance Rate
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How Well Is Indiana University - Bloomington Ranked?

#55 Best Colleges in Nation
#3 Best Colleges in IN
Elementary Education Highest Ranked Major
Quality Badge

2024 Rankings

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Indiana University - Bloomington was awarded 437 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is elementary education.

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Overall Quality

College Factual ranked IU Bloomington as #55 out of 2,217 colleges and universities in the country on its 2024 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 5% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when IU Bloomington held the #58 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 42 colleges in Indiana, IU Bloomington is ranked at #3.

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Is It Hard to Get Into IU Bloomington?

85% Acceptance Rate
54% Of Accepted Are Women
39% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 85%, IU Bloomington has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 39% 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 580 and 680. Math scores were between 580 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 580 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 580 to 700 )
IU Bloomington received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Indiana University - Bloomington  ( 26 to 32 )

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Indiana University - Bloomington Faculty

17 to 1 Student to Faculty
87% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Indiana University - Bloomington, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

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

90% Freshmen Retention
67% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

Indiana University - Bloomington has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. 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  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at IU Bloomington for first-time, full-time students is 67%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  67 out of 100

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Indiana University - Bloomington Undergraduate Student Diversity

31,632 Full-Time Undergraduates
25.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
50.0% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 32,986 undergraduates at IU Bloomington with 31,632 being full-time and 1,354 being part-time.

How Much Does Indiana University - Bloomington Cost?

$14,619 Net Price
32% Take Out Loans
$35,088 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of IU Bloomington is $14,619. 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 +
$5,752 $7,061 $12,369 $20,234 $22,806

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At IU Bloomington, approximately 32% of students took out student loans averaging $8,772 a year. That adds up to $35,088 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at IU Bloomington is 3.4%. 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?

$58,814 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from IU Bloomington make around $58,814 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future IU Bloomington graduates since it is 38% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Indiana University - Bloomington

Indiana State
31,632 Full-Time Undergraduates
Small City Campus Setting
Indiana University - Bloomington is a public institution situated in Bloomington, Indiana. 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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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

96 Majors With Completions
7,941 Undergraduate Degrees
4,074 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 96 majors graduated from Indiana University - Bloomington. Of these students, 7,941 received undergraduate degrees and 4,074 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 2,053 $63,371
Public Administration 589 $44,780
Computer Information Systems 462 $61,001
Health & Physical Education 442 $32,677
Communication & Media Studies 440 $35,709
Child Development & Psychology 309 NA
General Biology 291 $24,930
Liberal Arts General Studies 225 $29,988
Public Health 193 $37,665
Teacher Education Grade Specific 174 $40,611

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

48% Take At Least One Class Online
9% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 21,976 students took at least one online class at Indiana University - Bloomington. This is a decrease from the 40,071 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 21,976 3,963
2019-2020 40,071 16,304
2018-2019 8,390 2,855
2017-2018 7,814 2,788
2016-2017 7,490 2,671

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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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