Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington

Indiana University is the flagship campus of the Indiana University system and is located in Bloomington, Indiana. It was founded in 1820. U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools 2001-2002 has ranked four colleges at Indiana University among the top 25 in the country. Time magazine named Indiana University its "2001 College of the Year" among major research universities.

IUB's campus sits on an area of 1,933 acres, which includes lush green landscape and historic buildings dating to the university's reconstruction in the late 19th century. The university offers more than 900 individual degree programs and majors through over 10 different academic divisions.

IU's sports teams are nicknamed Hoosiers. The university's intercollegiate athletic program boasts over 20 national championship teams. IU sports teams have won/ shared over 155 Big Ten Conference championships.

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Indiana University-Bloomington
107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington , IN 47405-7000
General Phone: (812) 855-4848

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Indiana University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,600business, accounting, accounting and related services, labor studies
Liberal Arts1,531American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, Russian studies, Western European studies, Central Asian studies, African-American studies, minority and gender studies, linguistics, ...
Education and Teaching1,434education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, higher education administration, instructional media design, educational assessment and testing, comparative education, social foundations of education, special ed, ...
Media623communication studies, mass communication, journalism, communication and journalism, recording arts tech
Science512biology, biochemistry, biochem/biophysics/molecular biology, cell biology and anatomy, microbiology, zoology, genetics, physiology, vision science, ...
Family and Social Work451public administration, public policy analysis
Therapy and Counseling350cognitive science, psychology, school psychology, educational psychology
Music316music, music performance, musicology, various music studies
Law286law, advanced legal research, foreign lawyers, comparative law
Computer Science and Engineering203computer and info science, information technology
Security and Law Enforcement175criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy158parks and recreation studies, exercise science, recreation and leisure studies
Medicine137neuroscience, optometry, public health, public health courses
Medical Support and Technology129audiology and speech pathology, optometric tech, ophthalmic support services
Construction Trades106apparel and textiles
Fine Arts97fine arts, art history and criticism
Art Studies82art studies, arts management
Religion and Philosophy75philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Mathematics52mathematics, statistics
Drama and Performing Arts47ballet, drama, stagecraft
Conservation and Resource Management43environmental science
Design26interior design, design and applied arts
Engineering Technician10occupational safety tech
Medical Administration4community health
Mechanics and Repair3musical instrument repair

Number of programs and degrees for Indiana University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree5,77983
Master's degree1,74589
Doctor's degree41470
Associate's degree456
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1274
First-professional degree2812
Post-master's certificate591

Indiana University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Indiana University had a total enrollment of 38,990 students (36,353 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 22%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 10%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 28%
20-21 33%
22-24 19%
25-29 11%
30-34 4%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)3%
New York2%
New Jersey2%

Indiana University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 89 %
Part-Time 54 %

Indiana University Room and Board (2007)

Indiana University offers campus housing for 11,800 of its 36,353 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Bloomington, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Indiana University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510620
SAT Math530640
SAT Writing500620
ACT Verbal2329
ACT Math2329
ACT Composite2329

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT79%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT52%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Indiana University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 8,231
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 24,769
Room and board $ 7,636
Room charge $ 4,338
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,600
Books and supplies $ 790
Other expenses $ 3,148

Financial Aid:
Indiana University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 180900)

Indiana University Faculty

Indiana University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track248180
Non-tenured and not on tenure track269281

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year76$150,23220$156,458
Associate professorcalendar year27$119,20219$86,577
Assistant professorcalendar year14$74,05415$74,285
Lecturercalendar year15$61,00420$65,380
All faculty totalcalendar year132$125,66674$97,243

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year414$119,984131$109,348
Associate professoracademic year233$84,498135$77,069
Assistant professoracademic year205$75,147171$67,933
Lectureracademic year86$53,794101$51,822
All faculty totalacademic year938$95,302538$77,285

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Indiana University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Ten Conference
Basketball Big Ten Conference
Baseball Big Ten Conference
Track Big Ten Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports85146231

Indiana University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Labor Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Design and Applied Arts, Other
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration
International and Comparative Education
Latin Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Comparative Law (LLM, MCL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Middle/Near Eastern/Semitic Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies
Western European Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Recording Arts Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Ophthalmic/Optometric Support Svcs and Allied Professions, Other
Optometric Technician/Assistant

Optometry (OD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
Public Health, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Chemistry, General
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Vision Science/Physiological Optics
Zoology/Animal Biology

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Science
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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checked Remedial classes for students
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