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Indiana University-Bloomington

Bloomington, IN
Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of a large state school, based in a small, vibrant college town. Its 33,000 undergraduate students come from all over the U.S. and more than 110 countries for an education at one of the country's top-ranked state schools. The beautiful campus includes several buildings that are on the National Register of Historic Places. The university offers a staggering 200-plus majors spread across 12 colleges and schools. It also offers classes in 80 languages, the most of any public university. IU has a multimillion-dollar athletic endowment for its 24 varsity sports teams, and Greek life comes standard for Hoosiers. Still, it offers alternatives to party-filled weekends, including a bowling alley in the student union and the Little 500, a huge collegiate bike race not unlike the Indianapolis 500. Though the size of the institution can seem intimidating, it's also IU's greatest asset – where else can you study Hungarian and enjoy one of the largest harp departments in the world? The university stands out in Money's rankings in part for its relative affordability with an estimated net price of a degree coming in under $95,000. Less than 10% of colleges in Money's rankings can say the same.


Est. full price 2022-2023
% of students who get any grants
Est. price for students who receive aid
Average price for low-income students


Acceptance rate
Median SAT/ACT score
SAT/ACT required?
Undergraduate enrollment

Financial Aid

% of students with need who get grants
% of need met
% of students who get merit grants
Average merit grant

Student Success

Graduation rate
Average time to a degree
4.2 years
Median student debt
Early career earnings
% earning more than a high school grad

Notes: Students who get merit grants are full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants. Graduation rate measures degree completion within six years for both transfer students and first-time students. Early career earnings are the median earnings for both graduates and non-completers, 10 years after they first enrolled.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson’s, Money/Witlytic calculations.

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