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Indiana University-Bloomington

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Introduction

Indiana University-Bloomington (also known as IU Bloomington) is the Indiana University’s flagship doctoral-extensive, residential campus. The school is known for attracting students from across the planet who wish to have the ideal college experience – an active educational environment, beautiful campus, awesome traditions, international culture and Big Ten Sports. Also, the professors and administrators on campus are dedicated to academic freedom, meeting the ever-changing learning and research requirements of not just the state but the country and the world in general.

New students will definitely fall in love with the campus. As a matter of fact, Thomas Gaines called this institution’s campus one of the 5 most beautiful in the country – a lot of prospective students decide to enroll for admission as soon as they set their eyes on it! There are lots of lush trees, beautiful flowers and limestone buildings that date back to the late 19th century and cover almost 2,000 acres of land. The Jordan River, Dunn Woods and the Arboretum provide amazing scenery.

The university is regarded as the Midwest’s arts and cultural center. While their incredible arts and entertainment offerings are known to play a huge part in the cultural atmosphere of the city, Bloomington is totally amazing in its own right. The community residents and students, staff, and faculty form an active, vibrant community that benefits from the slow pace of a small town and the urban merits of a big city.

History

Indiana University was founded as the State Seminary in 1820 by the Indiana state government in New Albany. The school was originally situated at what is now known as Seminary Square Park, which is close to the intersection of College Avenue & Second Street. Indiana’s 1816 constitution required the state legislature to establish a general system of education, but it took quite a while for the legislature to keep its promise. Although, in 1820 the original state-licensed legislative charter for Indiana University-Bloomington was granted, construction commenced in 1822; in 1823, the first professor was employed and in 1824, classes were offered. In 1830, the school graduated its very first class.

The school quickly developed in its first couple of years. The institution’s first president, Andrew Wiley, was hired in 1829 – this immediately signified the school’s developing professionalism. The school’s name was changed to Indiana College by the General Assembly in the same year. The legislature changed the institution’s name for a last time in 1838 to Indiana University.

In 1851, Wylie passed on and his death marked the end of the institution’s first period of growth. Almost 100 students and 7 professors were on campus this year. In spite of the institution’s more noticeably secular purpose, the university’s professors and presidents were required to set a moral example for the students. David Starr Jordan, a non clergyman, became president in 1885.

Between the administrations of Wylie and Jordan, the institution developed slowly. Only few changes shook the institution’s repose. In 1867, the university admitted its very first female student, Sarah Parke Morrison; this made the school one of the first state institutions to offer admission to females on an equal basis with males. Ms. Morrison went on to become IU Bloomington’s first female professor in 1873.

Academics

Students can select from over 180 major and 130 degree courses of study that are offered at this institution. Graduate students can choose from 190 masters and PhD and professional degrees. Students will also be glad to know that virtually all academic areas that are available as a major can be pursued at the undergraduate and graduate levels as a minor.

Students who have not exactly decided on a major or a definite career path are advised to check out the ”Explore Majors at IU” webpage and also check out a lot of the career services and advising services available. Students can even create their very own major via the institution’s Individualized Major Program.

Here, students can earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Also offered are unique learning experiences such as overseas study, Residential Learning Communities, and Intensive Freshman Seminars. Students here will be academically challenged. This is a large university with a lot to offer and over the years it has grown to include the following schools under the university umbrella:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jacob’s School of Music
  • Kelley School of Business
  • Maurer School of Law
  • School of Education
  • School of Global and International Studies
  • School of Informatics and Computing
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • School of Public Health-Bloomington
  • School of Social Work
  • University Graduate School

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Admissions

Students who are interested in applying for admission should know that its admission is selective. The school reviews every single application for its individual qualities and particularly considers factors that highlight educational performance and preparation, high school curriculum’s strength and quality, latest grade trends, SAT or ACT scores, and class rank.

Students are encouraged to apply if they have taken 4 – 5 academic classes every year and have earned grades that are above average in the classes that they have taken. If the institution decides that an applicant is not ready for its educational challenges just yet, they will be given alternatives to consider – this includes the chance of transferring to Indiana University in the future.

Please Note: Other factors that will be considered by the admissions committee include extracurricular activities, work experience, essays, community service, letters of recommendation, dual credit; AP (Advanced Placement), ACP (Advanced College Project) and/or IB (International Baccalaureate) courses are seen as proof of intellectual maturity and motivation.

The admissions committee may consider the obvious strengths and weaknesses of a prospective student’s college preparation program, the applicant’s possible contribution to a varied learning environment and the trend of the applicant’s grades in the college prep courses.

Financial Aid

Students are offered the opportunity to finance their education through its many financial aid programs. IU participates in every loan, federal grant and work study program available and the institution also awards millions of dollars in scholarships to eligible students every year. Students should visit the Office of Student Financial Aid in order to get detailed information on need-based financial assistance and the Office of Scholarships in order to get details on merit-scholarships.

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Students

With very few exceptions, every new undergraduate student must to live on campus during his or her freshman year.

There are loads of fun things to do and students will be proud of the institution’s many traditions, such as applying paint to the Jordan avenue bridges, being kissed beneath the Rose Well House dome, taking part in the Dance Marathon where students dance for a whole 366 hours non-stop in order to raise funds for Indianapolis’s Riley Hospital for Children. The dance marathon has raised over seven million dollars for the hospital since its inception in 1991. Homecoming is also one of the traditions that a lot of students look forward to.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics

Athletics

The Hoosiers 24 men’s and women’s athletics teams are known for making students pleased and proud to wear the crimson and cream colors. The teams hold 24 national team championship titles – this includes five in basketball, six in swimming, and seven in soccer – and has won over 130 National Collegiate Athletic Association individual titles.

Accreditation

This is an accredited institution of higher learning and a North Central Association member. The Higher Learning Commission provides accreditation for this school.

Information Summary

Ranks 7th in Indiana and 134th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in Indiana and 406th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 14 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 21 0.05
Robbery 5 0.01
Arson 3 0.01
Burglary 90 0.21
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 18 0.04
Arrest 224 0.52

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 164 0.20
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 4 0.00
Forcible Rape 18 0.02
Robbery 58 0.07
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 601 0.74
Larceny 2,300 2.85
Vehicle theft 171 0.21

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Research Universities (very high research activity)
UndergraduateBalanced arts & sciences/professions, high graduate coexistence
GraduateComprehensive doctoral (no medical/veterinary)
Undergraduate PopulationFull-time four-year, more selective, lower transfer-in
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1809

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 394th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $8,919 $8,919 $31,060
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,290 $1,290 $1,290
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $279 $279 $971
FT Graduate Tuition $7,957 $7,957 $23,863
FT Graduate Required Fees $1,290 $1,290 $1,290
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $332 $332 $994
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $23,820 $23,820 $45,961
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $23,820 $23,820 $45,961
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $15,695 $15,695 $37,836

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Optometry Degree — Tuition $23,738 $36,274
Optometry Degree — Required Fees $1,290 $1,290
Law Degree — Tuition $29,236 $47,672
Law Degree — Required Fees $1,290 $1,290

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $9,524 $10,033 $9,524 $10,033 $29,540 $31,483
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $824 $848
On-Campus – Room & Board $8,419 $8,853
On-Campus – Other Expenses $3,282 $3,382
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A $8,853
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A $3,382
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A $4,494

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$60
Graduate Application Fee$55
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 37,826 (17,178 male / 20,648 female)
Admitted 27,300 (12,437 male / 14,863 female)
Admission rate 72%
First-time Enrollment 7,604 (3,874 male / 3,730 female)
FT Enrollment 7,583 (3,859 male / 3,724 female)
PT Enrollment 21 (15 male / 6 female)
Total Enrollment46,817

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /   / 
College Prep. Completion
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scores
TOEFL
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Big Ten Conference
NCAA Basketball Conference Big Ten Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Big Ten Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Big Ten Conference

ACT Test Admission

145th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 64%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 24 / 31
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 24 / 30
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 24 / 30

SAT Test Admission

222nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 72%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 520 / 630
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 540 / 660
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 1060 / 1290

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity12,871
Meals per WeekN/A
Room Fee$5,999
Board Fee$3,150

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 1,243 365 303 482 18 7,569 119 10,241
Accounting 15 1 4 44 65
Accounting and Business/Management 4 55 59
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching 1 29 30
African Studies 1 1 4 6
African-American/Black Studies 1 2 4
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Anatomy 1 1
Anthropology 2 1 6 1 1 69 1 84
Apparel and Textiles, General 12 3 4 4 100 1 128
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 1 1 32 34
Art Teacher Education 1 1 10 12
Art/Art Studies, General 2 7 1 1 49 62
Astronomy 1 11 13
Athletic Training/Trainer 1 20 21
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 4 2 123 129
Ballet 2 2
Biochemistry 4 3 3 7 31 48
Bioinformatics 8 1 1 3 13
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 1 5 3 4 60 73
Biology Teacher Education 1 7 8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 6 11 9 35 2 266 1 336
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other 2 2
Biotechnology 6 1 4 12 23
Brass Instruments 3 1 4
Business/Commerce, General 499 60 56 207 2 1,502 81 2,424
Chemistry Teacher Education 5 5
Chemistry, General 2 3 1 3 52 63
Chinese Language and Literature 3 3
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 20 20
Cognitive Science 1 8 9
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services 1 4 5 32 43
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 4 21 2 4 100 134
Comparative Law 4 1 5
Comparative Literature 1 13 14
Computer Science 96 1 1 4 55 157
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 5 6 11
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services 2 4 1 2 31 42
Creative Writing 1 2 1 4 10
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 10 7 3 1 110 132
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 27 8 11 3 187 2 242
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 3 1 3 1 31 42
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 1 5 6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 1 8 10
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 3 3 22 30
East Asian Studies 7 7
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 1 1
Economics, General 106 2 2 15 99 225
Education, General 2 2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 6 6
Educational Psychology 4 1 2 11 19
Educational/Instructional Technology 8 1 16 25
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 6 5 2 212 1 231
English Language and Literature, General 4 9 4 142 161
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 28 30
Environmental Science 7 1 1 2 73 1 87
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 2 1 11 14
Fine and Studio Arts Management 4 3 2 3 1 76 92
Fine/Studio Arts, General 2 2 2 48 1 57
Folklore Studies 3 2 1 1 16 23
French Language Teacher Education 1 1
French Language and Literature 1 17 18
General Studies 7 29 13 5 193 2 250
Geography 1 1 19 21
Geology/Earth Science, General 3 1 26 30
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1 12 14
Health Teacher Education 4 15 4 6 1 175 2 210
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 1 2 3
History, General 1 2 1 2 124 1 134
Human Computer Interaction 12 2 2 1 22 39
Informatics 16 12 6 5 147 192
Information Technology Project Management 1 1
Interior Design 2 21 23
International Relations and Affairs 3 3 2 1 50 62
International and Comparative Education 3 1 1 5
Italian Language and Literature 1 4 5
Japanese Language and Literature 1 3 4
Jewish/Judaic Studies 5 5
Journalism 13 12 6 4 1 224 1 263
Keyboard Instruments 13 3 16
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 24 28 13 6 1 420 6 502
Latin American Studies 1 6 7
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 1
Library and Information Science 2 2 6 4 154 171
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other 2 1 1 4
Linguistics 1 3 21 27
Mathematical Statistics and Probability 2 2 4
Mathematics Teacher Education 16 16
Mathematics, General 32 1 11 58 102
Microbiology, General 2 3 18 1 24
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 7 1 1 9 18
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General 4 5 38 47
Music Performance, General 49 5 9 24 155 246
Music Teacher Education 1 1 1 24 27
Music, Other 1 1 2 1 18 24
Musical Instrument Fabrication and Repair 1 1
Musical Theatre 1 8 9
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 6 6
Neuroscience 3 2 9 61 1 77
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 2 2 4
Optometric Technician/Assistant 1 14 15
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 6 12 4 134 159
Philosophy 1 1 22 24
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 1 1
Physics, General 3 3 34 40
Political Science and Government, General 6 4 6 4 1 117 2 143
Portuguese Language and Literature 1
Programs for Foreign Lawyers 66 1 1 68
Psychology, General 11 15 15 14 1 288 2 353
Public Administration 47 21 22 28 525 10 665
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 1 1 10 12
Religion/Religious Studies 16 16
Russian Studies 1 10 11
School Psychology 1 2 3
Secondary Education and Teaching 7 7
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 3 1 9 14
Social Sciences, General 1 1
Social Studies Teacher Education 1 67 69
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education 1 1
Sociology 5 5 2 57 73
South Asian Studies
Spanish Language Teacher Education 1 8 9
Spanish Language and Literature 1 2 7 2 62 75
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 1 2 1 81 1 87
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 6 5 2 1 106 1 127
Speech Teacher Education 3 1 3 35 42
Statistics, General 2 2 4 8
Stringed Instruments 9 3 3 15
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other 1 3 4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor 4 1 1 2 8
Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies 2 10 13
Vision Science/Physiological Optics 8 3 11
Voice and Opera 2 1 3 6
Woodwind Instruments 2 1 1 2 6
Zoology/Animal Biology 2 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 273rd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $96,425 ($105,792 male / $83,297 female)
Number of FT Faculty 1,988 (1,213 male / 775 female)
Number of PT Faculty 2,363
FT Faculty Ratio 0.8 : 1
Total Benefits $115,890,784
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