About Indiana University-Bloomington
Indiana University has eight campuses: the original campus in Bloomington, which is a residential campus; an urban campus in Indianapolis, which also includes the IU Medical Center; and six regional campuses in the Indiana cities of Gary, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Richmond, and New Albany.
* More than 99,122 students on its eight campuses
* 1,048 degree programs
* More than 474,000 living alumni, including more than 249,000 living in Indiana
* An annual operating budget of $2.5 billion
* More than 18,000 employees, including faculty and professional and support staff
* More than 150 research centers and institutes
* An endowment of more than $1.3 billion
Indiana University is internationally known for the quality of its academic programs and attracts students from all over the world. At the same time, IU plays a key role in the economic and social well-being of Indiana residents, offering educational, cultural, and financial benefits to the state.
Indiana University is the flagship campus of the Indiana University system. It is also known as Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, or simply IU, and is located in Bloomington, Indiana.
Indiana University is among the top 100 universities in the world and among the top 50 in the United States according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities. It was awarded U.S. News & World Report's Best Graduate Schools 2001-2002. Time magazine named Indiana University its "2001 College of the Year" among major research universities. Indiana is one of 60 members of the Association of American Universities, the leading American research universities. Additionally, IU has over 110 academic programs ranked in the top twenty nationwide.
The tenth annual Newsweek-Kaplan College Guide, which appeared in the August 22, 2005 issue of Newsweek magazine, chose IU as its "Hottest Big State School" and extolled the campus's blend of tradition with emerging technologies.
USA Today called Bloomington one of the top 10 student-friendly college towns. The university offers the latest in technology: IU was ranked as one of the top five wired universities in America according to Princeton Review and PC Magazine. On the 2009 Green Report Card, issued by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, the university received a C+.
Of students enrolled in the Fall 2008 term, 1,749 were African-Americans, 1,572 were Asian, 1,047 were Hispanic, and 116 were American Indian. More women (20,455) were enrolled than men (19,899). The IU student body contained students from every state in the U.S. as well as over 160 foreign nations.
Indiana University also has a wide variety of extracurricular organizations and clubs to keep students active and involved beyond academics. IU is also home to a Greek system of about 17 percent of undergraduates.