Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of IU’s eight campuses statewide. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of our world-class contributions in research and the arts.
Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, whether you’re from South Bend, San Antonio, or Shanghai, you’ll encounter ideas and have experiences that help you refine your goals, develop the skills to reach them, and put you on the path to success.
More than 200 esteemed IU research centers and institutes—and even more labs and research facilities—put IU researchers at the forefront of developments in subjects like genetics, music and culture, and cybersecurity. We’re investigating ancient puzzles, new phenomena, and today’s important problems, with some of the best minds of our time.
As a student at Indiana University, it’s your job to explore uncharted territories, discover new facets of your personality, and find the things you’re most passionate about.
There are endless academic and extracurricular options to choose from—each with the power to send you in a whole new direction.
We’re here to help you, of course. Your academic and career advisors serve as your guides, ensuring you stay on a path that leads to success. But you get to plot the course.There’s only one thing about your time here that’s predetermined. Whatever path you choose to take, when you give it your all and make every effort to succeed, you’ll graduate prepared for whatever comes next.
RPS serves everything from hearty breakfasts to midnight snacks in its many locations across campus.Although most RPS dining facilities are located in residence halls, it also makes healthy (and not so healthy) snacks available in classroom buildings and library facilities through its Campus Cafes.
We have plenty of traditional residence hall options, with shared rooms, communal living spaces, and handy food courts.You’ll also find apartments for those who need some space, private rooms for those who tend toward the introverted side, and co-op kitchen facilities for those who want to cook their own food.
Transgender students often find getting health care that meets their needs challenging. To make it a little easier, the IU Health Center has created an online form students can use to update their health records to reflect their preferred name and gender status.
We pride ourselves on having a globally minded campus, where everyone is respected and celebrated for their unique contributions to our culture. As such, you can expect to feel accepted and welcome regardless of your race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore other cultures and perspectives through your academic choices, extracurricular activities, residential community, and more.
Hoosiers take athletics seriously. Whether you’re watching football, basketball, or any of the 22 other team sports at IU, you’ll notice that the stands are a sea of cream and crimson.And while every Hoosier fan prefers to win, in the end it doesn’t matter. It’s all about supporting your team—and being part of something bigger than yourself.
With more than 70 fraternities and sororities on campus, there is a tremendous amount of variety within the Greek system.Almost 20 percent of IU students belong to a Greek organization—and not just because of the lifelong friendships Greek life helps them build. It’s also a great way to get involved in the community, learn about leadership, and make a real difference with philanthropic efforts.