Indiana University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Despite Indiana University's acceptance rate of 76 percent, the school is selective, and successful applicants tend to have grades and standardized test cores that are well above average. Those interested in applying to IU should check out the school's website for specific requirements and deadlines. While a visit to the campus is not required, it is encouraged for all interested students.

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Admissions Data (2017)

Indiana University Description

Indiana University in Bloomington is the flagship campus of Indiana's state university system. The school has received numerous accolades for its academic programs, its computing infrastructure, and the beauty of its campus. The school has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and its research strengths earned it membership in the Association of American Universities. The Jacobs Music School earned a spot among our selections for the top 10 music schools in the U.S. The 2,000-acre campus is defined by its buildings constructed from local limestone and its wide array of flowering plants and trees. The university also excels in athletics, and the Indiana Hoosiers are a member of the Big Ten Conference (compare the Big Ten).

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 43,710 (33,429 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51 percent male / 40 percent female
  • 96 percent full-time

Costs (2017 - 18)

  • Tuition and Fees: $10,533 (in-state); $34,845 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,034
  • Room and Board: $10,258
  • Other Expenses: $2,602
  • Total Cost: $24,427 (in-state); $48,739 (out-of-state)

Indiana University Financial Aid (2016 - 17)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 77 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 62 percent
    • Loans: 38 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,647
    • Loans: $7,833

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 11 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 63 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics