Visit IUB and Bloomington

Visit IUB and Bloomington

Founded in 1820, Indiana University Bloomington is the flagship campus of the Indiana University system. Led by president Michael A. McRobbie, Indiana University Bloomington is a world-class research institution with more than 43,000 students and over 600 academic programs. As a public ivy league institution, Indiana University Bloomington was ranked in the top 40 public national universities, tied for 36th, and was tied for 90th among all colleges and universities in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges rankings. Globally, Indiana University Bloomington was ranked 118th among all higher education institutions in the Times Higher Education 2018 World University Rankings and was ranked 27th among the most innovative universities in the world by Reuters Top 100: 2017 World's Most Innovative Universities. The IU Kelley School of Business is among the most elite business schools in the United States, ranked 11th overall and was tied for sixth among public universities for undergraduate education, and ranked number one in the nation for online MBA programs. For international education, IUB ranked seventh in the nation for the number of students studying abroad by the Institute of International Education (IIE) 2017 Open Doors Reportranked 19th nationally for the number of international students seeking an undergraduate degree at IUB, and was ranked 10th nationwide for the number of students to earn the prestigious 2017-2018 Fulbright Scholars Program funded by the U.S. Department of State. The IU Dance Marathon, the second-largest student-run philanthropic organization in the nation, has raised over $32 million for the Riley Hospital for Children since its inception in 1991. IUB is the recipient of the 2017 silver-level Bicycle Friendly University award by the prestigious League of American Bicyclists and is home to the Little 500, the largest collegiate bike race in the country. At $1.986 billion, Indiana University Bloomington is one of the largest public universities endowment in the world, ranked 13th in the nation among public universities, and is ranked the top 20 fundraising institutions among all colleges and universities nationwide according to the 2017 Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. IUB has produced 17 Rhodes Scholar, over 300 Fulbright Awards, 19 Pulitzer Prizes, and nine Nobel Prize winners, including co-finder of the DNA structure James Watson and political theorist Elinor Ostrom. Notable alumni include Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle. Indiana University Bloomington has won 24 national team championships as well as over 140 NCAA individual titles.

Visiting Bloomington

Bloomington is home to Indiana University’s flagship campus, nestled in the rolling, wooded hills of Southern Indiana but just an hour from the Indianapolis International Airport, the top-rated U.S. domestic airport in the nation by 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards. A city of 85,000, Bloomington offers world-class culture and a cosmopolitan mix of restaurants and shops in a classic American college-town setting. While you’re visiting one of the country’s most picturesque campuses, you can attend an opera, check out the gallery scene, explore miles of trails, or savor the latest vintage at Indiana’s oldest and largest winery. The City of Bloomington has been recognized as a bike-friendly and pedestrian-friendly community for decades and has been designated a Tree City for 35 consecutive years by the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service. Bloomington is home to the renowned Cook Group, one of America's largest private companies in the world.

Where to Stay

Indiana Memorial Union’s Biddle Hotel
Hyatt Place
Grant Street Inn
Hilton Garden Inn
Showers Inn

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The average high temperature in Bloomington in Fall semester is 66 degrees and the average low temperature is 44 degrees. The chances of precipitation in mid-November for any given day is around 41%. Please visit the Weather Channel for current weather conditions.