Indiana University

Indiana University Admissions and General School Information

Indiana University, located in the small town of Bloomington, offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees across a range of programs. Popular majors include business, English, journalism, music, political science and more.

Indiana University General Information

Set in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, the university was named as one of the country's five most beautiful campuses by art critic Thomas Gaines. Bloomington serves as the flagship campus for the 8-location Indiana University system.

The university continues its rise to excellence today. In 2005, Newsweek called it the 'hottest big state school' in the country. For 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Indiana as the 71st best university nationally.

Admissions and Enrollment Information

Prospective students will know if they've been accepted to Indiana University within four to eight weeks after submitting their application. The admissions office doesn't require any essays or letters of recommendation, only standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) and grade transcripts. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis.

Schools of Indiana University

College of Arts and Sciences

Indiana University's oldest and largest division, the College of Arts and Sciences provides over 70 majors in the humanities, sciences and fine arts. Top-ranked programs include American studies, cognitive science, evolutionary biology, history, sociology and several others. Currently, 9,000 undergraduate students and 2,900 graduate students are enrolled in the school.

Jacobs School of Music

Comprised of five separate buildings, the Jacobs School of Music ranks as one of the world's best. In addition to majors like ballet, composition and jazz studies, students can earn degrees in 20 performance areas, including guitar, piano, violin and others. Over 1,600 people study at the Jacobs School.

Kelley School of Business

The Kelley School of Business continually scores high in both undergraduate and graduate rankings. For 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked the school's undergraduate and MBA programs as the 12th and 22th best in the country, respectively. Academic departments include accounting, business law and ethics, finance, management and marketing, among others.

Maurer School of Law

Founded in 1842, the renowned Maurer School of Law places 98.5% of graduates into jobs within nine months of graduation. Students can choose from over ten concentrations, including intellectual property, constitutional law and tax law. Nearly 700 people currently attend the Maurer School.

School of Education

Indiana's School of Education remains one of the largest in the country. Offering bachelor's, master's, specialist and doctoral degrees, the school has something for anyone interested in pursuing education as a career. In 2007, 1,017 undergraduate and 1,062 graduate students attended the school.

School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Began in 1946 as the first school of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in America, this division currently includes over 2,500 students. Degrees are awarded in recreation, park and tourism studies, applied health science and kinesiology. The school boasts state-of-the-art recreational facilities across campus, such as aquatic centers, weight rooms and nature trails.

School of Informatics and Computing

The School of Informatics and Computing offers certificates, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees. At the undergraduate level, students can major in either computer science or informatics. At the graduate level, students have more specialized choices, including bioinformatics, chemical informatics, security informatics and human computer interaction design. The school features the nation's only Ph.D. program in informatics.

School of Journalism

Established as its own division in 1974, the School of Journalism prepares students for 'media careers that matter.' Students can earn certificates, bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in journalism and doctoral degrees in mass communication. Each summer, the school sends students to study abroad in London.

School of Library and Information Science

Unlike most divisions of its type, Indiana's School of Library and Information Science offers separate degrees in both library science and information science. For 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked it as the seventh best school of library and information science in the country. The school awards graduate certificates, mater's degrees, specialist's degrees and doctoral degrees.

School of Nursing

Founded in 1914, Indiana's School of Nursing has become the largest nursing school in the nation. It operates as one division spread across all eight university campuses, with each location offering different degrees. Admitting about 60 new students each fall, the Bloomington campus provides bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in nursing.

School of Optometry

The School of Optometry became its own degree-granting division in 1975. Students can earn associate's degrees in optometric technology and bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in optometry. The school features its own library with over 16,000 books and bound journal volumes.

School of Public and Environmental Affairs

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in majors including public affairs, public health, arts management and environmental science. In their 2010 graduate school rankings, U.S. News and World Report named it as the second best public affairs school in the nation. The faculty includes Elinor Ostrom, who in 2009 became the first woman recipient of a Nobel prize in economics.

Contact Information

  • Address: 107 South Indiana Ave, Bloomington IN 47405
  • Phone Number: (812) 855-4848