Indiana University-Bloomington (IU)

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Indiana University-Bloomington can be found in Bloomington, IN, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. IU has about 44,000 students enrolled per year.

An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 1570 (25th percentile) - 1910 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 24 (25th percentile) - 30 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to Indiana University-Bloomington. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. Indiana University-Bloomington sends acceptance letters to approximately 70% of those that apply per year. Of those that are admitted, roughly 28% of students enrolled. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 73%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Indiana University-Bloomington was reported as 72.2% in Fall 2013 with over 37,800 applications submitted to Indiana University-Bloomington. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • IU SAT Scores: 1570 - 1910
  • IU ACT Scores: 24 - 30
  • IU Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Indiana University-Bloomington?

Applicant Selectivity: High

IU has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for IU has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 72.6%
  • 2010-2011: 69.1%
  • 2011-2012: 72.3%
  • 2012-2013: 74.4%
  • 2013-2014: 72.2%
  • Projected IU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 72.5%

How Does Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for IU is thirty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis69.6%
Indiana State University83.1%
University of Louisville71.2%
Purdue University-Main Campus60.4%
Ball State University60.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Indiana University-Bloomington (IU) (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 630
Math540 - 660
Writing510 - 620
Total Score1570 - 1910
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math24 - 30
Composite Score24 - 30
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