Indiana University, Bloomington (IU)

107 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405

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Indiana University, Bloomington

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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Christian Studies
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Comparative Literature
Creative Writing
Divinity, Ministry, Seminary (BD, MDiv)
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
English Language and Literature
Film, Cinema, Video, Movie Studies
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Fine/Studio Arts
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Interior Design
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/ Judaic Studies
Keyboard Instruments (Piano, Organ)
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Music Performance
Music Theory and Composition
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Other Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft
Other Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
Other Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Other Music
Percussion Instruments
Portuguese Language and Literature
Product and Industrial Design
Religion/Religious Studies
Slavic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature
Stringed Instruments (Violin, Guitar, Ukulele, Harp)
Theology/Theological Studies
Voice and Opera
Woodwind Instruments


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Business/Corporate Communications
Construction Management
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Fashion/Apparel Design
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor Studies
Management Information Systems
Management Science
Other Accounting and Related Services
Other Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
Other Marketing
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
Restaurant & Food Services
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communications Technology/Technician
Design & Visual Communications
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Other Communication, Journalism and Related Programs
Other Computer Software and Media Applications
Recording Arts Technology
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design

Cosmetology & Beauty

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Esthetician & Skin Care
Hair Styling & Hair Design
Make-Up Artist/Specialist
Manicurist/Nail Specialist

Culinary Arts & Food Service

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Baking and Pastry Arts
Culinary Arts


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education
Educational Leadership and Administration
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
International and Comparative Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Other Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods
Secondary Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Speech Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Other Electrical Technician

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Apparel and Textiles
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Other Health and Physical Education/Fitness
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical/Medical Lab. Technician
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse Training (LVN)
Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage
Medical Insurance/Biller
Medical Office Assistant/Specialist
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Nursing Administration
Nursing Assistant / Aide and Patient Care Assistant / Aide
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Optomeric Technician/Assistant
Other Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems (Holistic Medicine)
Other Nursing
Other Ophthalmic and Optometric Support Services and Allied Professions
Other Public Health
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Public Health (MPH, DPH)
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)
Respiratory Therapy Technician/Assistant
Surgical Technologist
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Cognitive Science
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Comparative Law (LLM, MCL, JSD, SJD)
Court Reporting
Legal Administrative Assistant
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LL.M., M.C.L.)

Library Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Information and Library Science (Informatics)

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
General Zoology/Animal Biology
Other Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Other Biomathematics and Bioinformatics
Vision Science/Physiological Optics

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Mathematical Statistics and Probability

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Firefighter, Fireman and Firefighting Science
Forensic Science and Technology
Homeland Security (DHS, National Security Policy, Disaster Planning and Intelligence)
Human Services
Other Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, Paramilitary, and Related Protective Services

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Aircraft Maintenance
Autobody Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Building Property Management and Maintenance
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician (HAC, HACR, HVAC, HVACR)
Plumbing Technology/Plumber
Welding Technology/Welder

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
East Asian Studies
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Latin American Studies
Other Social Sciences
Political Science and Government
Russian Studies
School Psychology
Sport Psychology
Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies
Western European Studies
Women's Studies

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Public Administration

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Computer Systems Technology
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Other Engineering Technologies/Technicians


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Repair and Installation Technology, Technician
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Information Technology
Network and System Administration / Administrator
Other Computer Programming
Other Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Telecommunications Technology
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Transportation Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology
Truck and Bus Driver, Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor (Trucking)

Veterinary Medicine

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

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IU Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 10 Reviews

50% of students gave Indiana University, Bloomington 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Academics Rating

With Indiana University being such a big school there are many different classrooms and accommodations that have to be met to fit everyone. As I mentioned before I attended a high school that is considered to be small, but coming here I was in lecture halls with the same amount of students as my graduating class in high school. For me it was somewhat intimidating and overwhelming. As the semester went on I got use to it even though I was not able to receive that one on one help that I was use to, but I was able to receive that by attending my professors office hours. Office hours are a great tool and instrument that I believe all students should take advantage of. You are able to get the one on one attention you need to help you understand what you were confused about in a lecture hall of three-hundred people. But not all class sizes are this big. Indiana University does have class sizes that average around twenty to twenty-five students and these are usually english courses, foreign languages and some math course. Being a biology major some of the courses are very rigorous but with all the on-campus resources, you can receive help in any subject. From office hours to academic support centers within the dorms there are so many places students can go in order to receive help. Not only do they help you with your work and understanding but they also aid you in time management and how to split up the huge workload you receive in college. I think the biggest issue students have in college is going in thinking they can get by doing what they did in high school which is not true at all. College is time consuming hard and takes pure diligence to make it through.

Alumnus - Grad Year 2003

Academics Rating

Indiana offered a wide range of classes. Some of my favorites included electives such as Earthquakes & Volcanoes and the Psychology 101 & 102 classes. The professors seemed to genuinely care for the students that put forth the effort to succeed. The workload was not unbearable, and permitted plenty of time for partying.

IU Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Retention Rate 88%
Carnegie Class Research Universities (very high research activity)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in June and August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • External Degree Programs
  • Certificate Programs

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Washington Semester (American University)

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 34%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 11%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 47%
  • 100+ Students: 7%
Fewer than 20 Students 34%
50 - 100 Students 11%
20 - 49 Students 47%
100+ Students 7%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 75
  • Asian: 17
  • Latino: 4
  • African American: 4
  • Unknown and Other: 1
Caucasian 75
Asian 17
Latino 4
African American 4
Unknown and Other 1

Faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington

Total Faculty 2,814
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 18
Full-Time Professors 7,872
Male Faculty 1,642
Part-Time Professors 457
Women Faculty 1,172

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