Indiana University, IU Bloomington, students get it all—the storybook experience of what college should be like and the endless opportunities that come with it. Top-ranked academics. Awe-inspiring faculty. Dynamic campus life. International culture. Phenomenal music and arts events. The excitement of IU Hoosier sports. And a jaw-droppingly beautiful campus.
Founded in 1820, it is a public university that has more than 200 research centres and institutes. The university’s leading schools are internationally known. For example, the Jacobs School of Music located on the Bloomington campus has had its musical arts centre comparable to the New York Metropolitan Opera House. The School of Medicine located on the Indianapolis campus is the largest of its kind in the United States.
With over 100 online degrees and academic certificate programmes the university has a growing online learning scheme that it offers to current and non-enrolled students.
IU works according to a semester-based academic calendar. It also has a broad base of sports teams known collectively as the Hoosiers, the name for natives of Indiana, that don the university colours of crimson and cream.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked IU Bloomington 101-150 in the world and 51-61 nationally in 2016.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranked IU Bloomington 40th out of the "Best Values in Public Colleges 2015".
Indiana University--Bloomington's ranked 86 in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities.
Notable Indiana alumni are composer and songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, who penned “Georgia on My Mind", John Chambers, executive chairman and former CEO of Cisco Systems and Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures.
Forty graduate programs and four schools at Indiana University are ranked among the top 25 in the country in the U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities gave the university global rankings of 29th the best for economics/business and 35th the best for the social sciences in 2015.
Besides, Kelley School of Business, School of Education and Maurer School of Law are the highly ranked among IU Bloomington’s many graduate-level programs.
The most popular majors bu number of students are business, public administration, kinesiology and exercise science, psychology, economics, liberal arts and humanities.