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International Profile

Fulfilling the Promise

Indiana University students get it all—the storybook experience of what college should be like and the endless opportunities that come with it. Top-ranked academics. Awe-inspiring faculty. Dynamic campus life. International culture. Phenomenal music and arts events. The excitement of IU Hoosier sports. An extraordinarily beautiful campus. And world-class contributions in research and the arts.

We’ve nurtured dreamers and leaders for nearly 200 years by creating an academic atmosphere where revolutionary ideas and unexpected collaborations rule the day. IU educational experiences change the lives of our graduates—and the lives of the communities they serve as experts and professionals.

Our faculty members are pioneers in their fields. They are Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Laureates, and Guggenheim Fellows. They’ve earned Emmys, Oscars, Tonys, and Grammys. They are researchers who make new discoveries all the time, often with students’ help. They are teachers who take pride in sharing their expertise. They are mentors invested in your success in every class, one-on-one meeting, and work session.

No matter what you’re interested in, there’s sure to be a student organization that fits you. IU has more than 750 student groups, focusing on everything from politics to Chinese calligraphy. As an IU student, you are a part of a campus culture that values all backgrounds and perspectives. When we say everyone is welcome here, we mean it.

There’s a reason we’re always in the top 10 for the number of students who study overseas. With over 300 study abroad programs, IU offers education on a global scale. 

We offer more than 125 research centers and institutes, providing you with hands-on research experiences in the real world. And IU has a peer-reviewed journal to publish undergrad research.

Although you won’t remain a student forever, your IU adventure will continue where life takes you. There are more than 600,000 graduates in the global IU alumni network, so whether you need a contact at a company or a friend when you’re far from home, your fellow Hoosiers are always happy to help.


BLOOMINGTON is located in southern INDIANA, just one hour from Indianapolis and four from Chicago. Enjoy the excitement of a university town with the security and comfort of the Midwest. Find tree-lined streets with restaurants offering cuisine from over 40 ethnicities, cozy coffeehouses, local shops, arts venues, and miles of trails. It’s no wonder Bloomington was named one of the best college towns in the United States.


Type of School: Founded in 1820, IU is a public university and a major research institution. IU is one of 34 public university members in the elite Association of American Universities (AAU).

Size of campus: 2,000+ acres

Number of students: 49,695 total enrollment (13.2% international); 39,184 undergraduate

Number of faculty: Student-faculty ratio of 17:1

Colleges, programs, and degrees: IU offers over 550 academic programs. Many are among the world’s best, including the Kelley School of Business, Jacobs School of Music, School of Informatics and Computing, and School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Geographic diversity: Home to students from all 50 US states and 123 countries

International student services: The Office of International Services connects students with the resources and information they need to succeed at IU. OIS provides admission and immigration services as well as a wide range of quality programs.

International student budget: 2016–2017
Tuition and Fees$ 34,430
Insurance$    1,606
Miscellaneous Expenses$   2,369
Room and Board$   10,186
Total$  48,591

Financial aid: One in three admitted students who applied by February 1 received a Global Engagement Scholarship offer.

Test score requirements: SAT or ACT scores are required. Students show English proficiency by providing official scores from one of the following:
IELTS: 6.5
SAT Critical Reading or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 500
ACT English: 21

Application deadlines and fees: November 1 is the Early Action and Selective Scholarship deadline. February 1 is the Regular Decision and Global Engagement Scholarship deadline. IU accepts the IU eApplication, the Common Application, and the Coalition Application. The application fee is $65.


• Kelley School of Business: #1 for Recruiters (U.S. News & World Report)

• #5 Most Beautiful College (BuzzFeed)

• #8 Best Bang for the Buck National University (Washington Monthly)

• #37 Most Innovative University (Reuters)