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    • Providing a place for every student, IU Bloomington offers more than 520 undergraduate and graduate degree programs with 150 majors through 14 schools—together offering more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate courses each semester. 
      • In addition, there are more than 700 student organizations on campus.
    • IU is one of only 61 members of the prestigious Association of American Universities, an organization of America’s leading research universities.
    • IU is one of the nation’s most financially stable public universities, being one of only eight that carry a AAA bond rating. 
    • IU is perennially ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s best public universities (most recently ranked 31st).
    • Many of our programs are considered among the nation’s best, for example:
      • The Kelley School of Business ranks second in the Big Ten and 12th among all public and private universities for undergraduate business programs according to U.S. News & World Report. Seven specialty areas also rank in the top ten: Entrepreneurship (2), Marketing (5), Accounting (8), Management (8), Finance (9), Management Information Systems (10) and Production/Operations (10).
      • The College of Arts and Sciences is home to 70 degree-granting departments and programs, including top-ranked programs in Cognitive Science, Evolutionary Biology, Clinical Science, American Studies, Ancient Studies, Indian Studies, West European Studies, Sociology, Social Psychology, History, French and Italian and Developmental Psychology.
      • The Jacobs School of Music produces more than 1,100 musical performances each year, including operas, ballets, recitals and concerts and is widely regarded as one of the top music schools in the world. 
      • The first such school in the nation, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs is ranked second by U.S. News & World Report for its graduate school. The School is also ranked first for both its Environmental Policy and Management and Nonprofit Management programs as well as third for both its Public Finance and Budgeting and Public Management Administration programs.
      • U.S. News & World Report ranks the School of Library and Information Science seventh; three of its programs are in the top 10.
      • The National Institutes of Health rank the School of Nursing 9th among schools that receive NIH funding and U.S. News & World Report ranks the School of Nursing’s graduate programs 15th..
      • U.S. News & World Report ranks the School of Education’s graduate programs 21st; five specialty programs are in the top 10.
      • The first such school in the nation, the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation has the seventh-ranked doctoral program in kinesiology, according to the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.
      • The first such school in the nation, the School of Informatics and Computing includes the nation’s first PhD in Informatics. The school was named an “IT School to Watch” by Computerworld magazine in 2008.
      • The School of Journalism has a century old tradition of producing among the nations’ best print, broadcast, public relations and media professionals.
      • For over 100 years, the School of Social Work has promoted  social and economic justice and is ranked 26th for its graduate programs by the U.S. News & World Report.
      • The Maurer School of Law ranks 7th nationally among public institutions according to U.S. News & World Report (23rd overall).
      • With internationally prominent faculty, the School of Optometry is recognized as a premier school for clinical training, advanced specialty care, and cutting edge vision science and research.  
    • IU attracts students from all 50 states and more than 125 countries.
    • IU’s 558,000 living alumni worldwide constitute the nation’s third largest alumni network.
    • IU Bloomington is one of the top 15 colleges and universities for international student enrollment; 5,585 students from more than 125 countries enrolled in fall, 2011. 
    • IU Bloomington ranks 11th nationally in the number of students engaging in overseas studies; over 2,500 IU students per year study outside of the United States.
    • IU has eight Nobel Prize winners, including the first woman 
to win the Nobel for economic sciences (Elinor Ostrom in 
fall 2009).
    • In 2011, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked IU Bloomington one of the “100 Best Values in Public Colleges 2010-11”  (30th).
    • The Princeton Review named Indiana University the Best College for Value in 2009.
    • In September, 2011, TRAVEL+LEISURE named IU one of its “America’s Most Beautiful College Campuses.”
    • Indiana University was ranked third in The Daily Beast’s list of the Decade’s Hottest Schools (December 13, 2009).
    • In 2005, Indiana University was chosen by Newsweek as America’s “Hottest Big State School,” citing the University’s tradition and use of emerging information technology.
    • In 2003, Sports Illustrated on Campus named Bloomington 
one of the nation’s top 10 college sports towns for its combination of premier varsity sports, beautiful campus, Little 500 bike race and “perhaps the nation’s top recreational-
sports program.”
    • Time magazine named Indiana University its “2001 College of the Year” among major research universities.
    • IU was ranked third in PC Magazine’s Top 20 Wired Colleges in America (2006).
    • USA Today called Bloomington one of the top 10 student-friendly college towns with a population of less than 1 million (2003).
    • The Council for Aid to Education ranked IU first place in 2010 among public universities for financial support from the private sector.
    • IU was named by Klout as one of the top ten most influential colleges in September, 2011.


    -Last updated October, 2011


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