Top Indiana Colleges and Universities

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Indiana, in the midwestern region of the United States, is located between Illinois and Ohio and north of Kentucky. The state has several excellent colleges and universities, five of which are described below.
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Top Five Schools in Indiana

University of Notre Dame (IN)

The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic University, founded in 1842 by Reverend Edward F. Sorin. Notre Dame is in the city of Notre Dame, Indiana, about 90 miles east of Chicago. Notre Dame currently has approximately 8,350 undergraduate students in attendance and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report at 19. The university is best known for its chemistry and biochemistry programs and has the longest-running astrophysics lab. The University of Notre Dame's football team has won 11 national championships and can boast seven Heisman Trophy winners.

Purdue University - West Lafayette (IN)

Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, which is 65 miles north of Indianapolis and 126 miles to the southeast of Chicago. Purdue, founded in 1869, was named after the school's benefactor, John Purdue. Approximately 32,660 undergraduate students attend Purdue. The university is best known for the studies it offers in aerospace, such as aeronautics and astronautics. Purdue University has 18 teams including football, basketball, cross country, tennis and wrestling playing in Division I/I-A NCAA teams. It is ranked at #64 on U.S. News and World Report's list of top American universities.

Indiana University - Bloomington

Indiana University (IU) is located in Bloomington, Indiana. IU was founded by the Indiana State Government in 1820 as the 'State Seminary.' Indiana University has approximately 29,820 undergraduate students currently in attendance. The university is best known for its arts and sciences programs, including ethnomusicology, biology, folklore, medicine, gender studies and theatre. Although it started small, with only a baseball team, today Indiana University has 24 varsity teams with over 600 male and female student athletes. It is currently ranked at #75 on U.S. News and World Report's list of top American universities.

Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, which is about one hour northeast of the state capital, Indianapolis. Ball State was founded as a private teacher training school in 1899. Today, Ball State University has approximately 17,080 undergraduate students in attendance. The university's strongest academic programs are in architecture, telecommunications, journalism, business and nursing. Ball State participates in the Mid-American Conference and the NCAA Division I/IA in all Olympic sports with the exception of men's volleyball.

Indiana Wesleyan University, located in Marion, Indiana, is a private Christian liberal arts college. Indiana Wesleyan was founded in 1890 as Marion Normal College. Approximately, 9,300 undergraduate students currently attend Indiana Wesleyan University. Indiana Wesleyan offers follows a liberal arts program, and is best known for its educational programs in things like art, science and math. The university participates in the Mid-Central Conference and NAIA Division II with 16 teams with the mascot the Wildcats.

Indiana Wesleyan University, located in Marion, Indiana, is a private Christian liberal arts college. Indiana Wesleyan was founded in 1890 as Marion Normal College. Approximately, 9,300 undergraduate students currently attend Indiana Wesleyan University. Indiana Wesleyan offers follows a liberal arts program, and is best known for its educational programs in things like art, science and math. The university participates in the Mid-Central Conference and NAIA Division II with 16 teams with the mascot the Wildcats.

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