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Indiana University-Bloomington Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,410 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 35 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

50% Women
50% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Big Ten Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $476,646)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $105,984)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 106 102 - -
Baseball 35 - Yes -
Basketball 16 15 - Yes
Field Hockey - 21 Yes -
Football 109 - - -
Golf 13 12 Yes Yes
Rowing - 76 Yes -
Soccer 32 31 Yes Yes
Softball - 21 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 40 43 Yes -
Tennis 12 10 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 15 Yes Yes
Water Polo - 20 Yes -
Wrestling 27 - - -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Court Sports - - Yes Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Water Sports - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.5%
Hispanic 2.7%
Non-resident alien 11.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.3%
Two or more races 0.2%
White/non-Hispanic 74.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 212
Liquor Law Violation 403
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 16
Property Crime 72

Notable Alumni

  • Hoagie Carmichael (Class of '26), American music legend
  • Isiah Thomas (Class of '81), Basketball star, played for the Detroit Pistons
  • Jane Pauley (Class of '71), Television broadcaster
  • Kevin Kline (Class of '70), Academy Award-winning actor
  • Mark Spitz (Class of '72), Swimmer, holds the record for most Olympic gold medals won in a year (7)
  • Shaun Micheel (Class of '91), PGA Championship 2003 winner
  • Trista Rehn (Class of '92), Star of TV's The Bachelorette
  • Wendell Willkie (Class of '13), Politician, statesman, presidential candidate
  • Will Shortz (Class of '74), Editor of the New York Times crossword puzzle
  • Joshua Bell (Class of '89), Grammy Award-winning violinist
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Michael from Westfield, IN
  • 4
  • Dorm life has it's ups and downs but overall I can't really complain. The ups: they're close to classes, and most have a food court or c-store located within them…

  • Mar-09-2012 Read More
  • Kyle from Merrillville, IN
  • 4
  • some dorms have food courts or places to pick up a late night snack or coffee which can be great for those days when you are swamped with work or…

  • Feb-14-2012 Read More
  • Joshua from Munster, IN
  • 5
  • life in the dorms is definitely a highlight of the iu experience. it's a great opportunity to meet people from all backgrounds and have someone to talk to at the…

  • Jan-20-2012 Read More
  • Meredith
  • 4
  • depending on were you live and you social abilities, the dorm life can be a get experience. during your first year attending iu bloomington, it is a good idea to…

  • Jan-26-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Sarah from Indianapolis, IN
  • Sep-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is all right from my personal experience. Forest generally has the best selection, and Collins has many vegetarian/vegan options. Also, there many dining options in the Bloomington area, including ethnic cuisine.

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  • 5
  • Alexis from Whiting, IN
  • May-30-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The choices you were given were wonderful. The taste was amazing and healthy at the same time. I loved that you could choose from so many options.

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  • 4
  • Kirstie from Granger, IN
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    The food can become somewhat repetitive, but that won't be till late in the second semester. There is a new dorm and dining hall on campus that offers steak, frozen yogurt, starbucks, and many other options.

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  • 4
  • Ty
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Food's great as long as you can afford it. Definitely stay away from Woodlands if you value your income. Also, Bloomington is home to like .6*10^45 local restaurants, all of which are top-notch.

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  • 5
  • Shai from Bloomington, IN
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    You are just in time!! Dorm food is stepping up its game finally at IU. There has always been many dining halls (at least 1 for every 3 dorms not including many c-stores/convenient stores found in dorms). Forest dorm opened Woodland this school year (2013-2014) which includes 5 star Italian, salads, Mexican, Asian, and steak. I forgot to mention the frozen yogurt store too that specializes in yummy, healthy smoothies as well. The bus system runs around all of campus so please, please, I beg of you, do not limit for taste buds to just one side of campus. You will get tired of dorm food quickly if you don't expand and take advantage of your meal plan that comes apart of your dorm free. Eating healthy is not hard if you had inventions of eating healthy in the first place. There are awesome healthy options, I actually lost about 10-15 lbs freshman year! Now the times you really want to go all out and put the late night food hours to use, after a party is the best time. Mother Bears is the best pizza you will ever have. Pizza so good you have to get the dining-in experience at Mother Bears too. Jimmy Johns is open until 4 am too, but not 'freaky fast' at all. So beware. Pizza X is a good pizza that wont break the bank. Buffalouie's is the TOP 4 rated wing joint in the nation by USA Today and if you ask me, there burgers/sandwiches, side items (fries, cheese bread, ie), and salads are better than there wings to me, and to be top 4 rated-- that's REALLY sayin' something!!! Take your parents here and make them pay or order it to your dorm until midnight any day of the week! Almost all the buses run by Kirkwood so explore and use the several organization fundraisers at restaurants as a good excuse to eat out if you must!

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  • 5
  • Julia
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good; however, it gets packed quickly because everyone goes to eat at the same time. It is all fast food, but there are healthy options as well.

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  • 3
  • Taylor from Avon, IN
  • Dec-30-2013 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I've never tried it.. But it's college food, right? It could always be worse!

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  • 3
  • Caroline
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Now that they opened a new dining hall it's apparently great, but that's pretty far from most on campus housing. It's not terrible but gets old quickly

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  • 4
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  • Dec-15-2013 I am a current student here

    Some dorms have better food than others, but the Union has great food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sarah from Indianapolis, IN
  • Sep-06-2014 I am a current student here

    A large percentage of the students at IU are involved with Greek Life. There are many fraternities and sororities to choose from. Still, if you would rather refrain from Greek Life it is easy to do so.

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  • 0
  • Kirstie from Granger, IN
  • Mar-29-2014 I am a current student here

    20% of the students are involved with the greek life. There are numerous volunteer and philanthropy opportunities if you're involved in a greek organization. However, there is the chance to be as involved as you would like, even if you aren't involved in a greek organization.

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  • 0
  • Ty
  • Jan-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Ermergerd. Just don't.

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  • 0
  • Shai from Bloomington, IN
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is awesome! I am not in it but I have many friends that are and I have got a great view of it from the outside in. It is not for everyone and can get harsh but don't be scared, but ready for a learning experience to grow: and that goes for if you get in a house or not. You do not have to be in greek life or absorbed by it to have fun. Also before you jump to the parties, know the importance of what each house's legacy is and history. The people that decide on a greek experience for the wrong reasons will have to live with that until they graduate, be wise. Greek life is cracking down at IU as people are catching on to its growing party image and lack of volunteer and community empowerment. Be part of the frat or sorority that is a positive change. No one will care how many pairs your top tier sorority had with Beta at your first real-life interview.

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  • 0
  • Julia
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a current student here

    The greek life controls the school. Dont worry though, there are plenty of GDI's, including me.

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  • 0
  • Sierra from Bedford, IN
  • Nov-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is a big thing at IU. Greek life allows students to have opportunities that they might not have otherwise. IU's Greek life is very proactive and safe. They constantly advocate against destructive behaviors.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Brownsburg, IN
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is big here, but there are so many options if you do not want to participate in Greek life. Campus is huge!

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  • 0
  • Stacie from Indianapolis, IN
  • Nov-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life here has been said to be the most competitive in the nation and I don't doubt that for a second. Many people love the greek life here and are involved in so much more than just their chapter. It is not for everyone, but if it is a huge family you are looking for, then I encourage you to go for it!

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  • 0
  • Megan from Evansville, IN
  • Nov-09-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many sororities and fraternities on campus that you may or may not chose to become associated with. They do outstanding things with the community and have a lot of fundraising events.

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  • 0
  • Kylie from Carmel, IN
  • Oct-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Only about 40% of females who rush at IU get into a sorority, but don't let that scare you! All of the Greek girls are really nice and the Greek boys are friendly. A lot of partying goes on on 3rd Street, IU's version of Greek Row.

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