Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
76%
Acceptance Rate
41,939
Students Applied
65%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
1444
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other
Transfer Summer Deadline
March 1, 2020
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
57%
Out-Of-State Students
35%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
115
67%
Submitting ACT
67%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1285
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
570
75th
680
Reading
25th
570
75th
670
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
58%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
35
Top 25%
69
Top 50%
95
Students Enrolled By Household Income

< $30k
473
$30k - $48k
426
$48k - $75k
449
$75k - $110k
420
$110k+
777

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: iuadmit@indiana.edu
Admissions Telephone: 812-855-0661
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.04 Average Rating
Start by taking a tour of the campus, once you see campus for yourself you will begin to fall in love with it. Sit in on a class that interests you and find out how college classes really are. Apply for housing as soon as possible so that you will receive a parking pass that is located beside your residence hall rather than parking the stadium. Purchase a waterproof backpack and a good water bottle for wherever you attend school. Join a few different clubs and expand your sphere of friends. Finally, enjoy college, it really is the best time in your life.
Molly from Indianapolis, IN
Work and save money during the summer before coming down to Bloomington: being broke the first year on campus is stressful.
Order your books early: its better to have your books before classes start, Waiting to order text books will cause you to wait longer to get them than it would have if you would have ordered them earlier.
Manage your time: it's called college for a reason. we're here to learn. Have fun, but get your school work finished first.
Michael from Westfield, IN
Do NOT slack off your senior year. No matter what college you plan to attend, they will look at your GPA and your test scores. Also, apply early. For IU, the longer you wait, the more competitive it gets. IU is an amazing school, and a college everyone should atleast consider.
Carmen from Mooresville, IN
Starting college is a major event in everybody's lives and it can feel intimidating at first. Just remember that wherever you go to school, everyone around you is probably feeling the same way that you are. Don't be afraid to make friends and get involved in the school right from the start. Even if you feel like you don't fit in, schools like IU have something for everyone as long as you choose to seek it out.
Alana from San Francisco, CA
1. Know yourself, and be honest about who you are, what your values are, and what you are looking for in a college. Don’t choose a school for the name, the reputation, or for any other reason except for that it makes you happy.
2. Visit the campus as many times as possible! You might think this is not necessary, but you need to know if this feels like home to you. Participate in activities while visiting, especially activities that are not part of the organized schedule.
3. Make sure you pay attention to all the details when choosing a school—the costs, the courses offered, the degree programs, extra-curriculars, the town, distance from home, etc.
4. Ask current students about their experience at IU, and ask them to be honest. A lot of times, tour guides like to emphasize the positive and downplay the negatives. After all, they are trying to “sell” the school to you!
5. Try not to go home as much, especially during the first two months. This will really help make college be your home.
6. Go to office hours! You will hear this again and again, and for good reason! This is your chance to let the professors know you care.
7. Explore everything a college has to offer you, and take advantage of that!
8. Apply to scholarships!
An IU Lover :Maria A. from Indianapolis, IN
Come visit and see just how homely it feels here. Also apply early, even if you are just slightly interested. I really was not completely sold on IUB until I came on a visit and hadn't applied yet so I missed out on a lot of great scholarship options. Also don't let people tell you living on campus is not worth it, it totally is!
Once you are here, go to every Welcome Week event there is, you make friends that you keep for the year and learn a lot about campus. Also if you are athletic at all, join a team. It is fun to be able to release stress through sports and meet people that are interested in at least one similar thing.
Gabrielle from Cincinnati, OH
If you decide that you want to go here, make sure you sign up for an early registration date. This way you have better options for your classes and class times.
Jennifer from Indianapolis, IN
Spend your freshmen year taking basic classes and exploring you choices. Most students change their major at least once, so chances are you will too!
Meet new people because these people will become lifelong friends and the people you spend all your time with for the next four years!
Emily from Valparaiso, IN
1. Like I said before, go and visit. Once you see the campus, it is hard to pass this school up.
2. If you are more of a partier, live in the Northwest neighborhood. If you'd like a more quiet dorm, go for Central or Southeast. But either way, get your housing application in asap so you will actually have a say in where you live.
3. It's cliche, but get involved. There are so many great organizations on campus, and you should really take advantage of that.
Alicia from West Chester, OH
If you know exactly what you want to major in, apply for that school particular school instead of just general admission. A lot of these schools within the university are more competitive to get into when you start college.
Farihah from Munster, IN