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Chances of getting into Indiana University Bloomington

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.9%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University Bloomington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into IU and can I get accepted? The school has a 78% acceptance rate ranking it #31 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 33,425 out of 42,902 applicants were admitted making Indiana University Bloomington an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 30 percent. Indiana University Bloomington typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 25% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Indiana University Bloomington is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1150-1360
Applicants Submitting SAT
75%
SAT Scores for Indiana University Bloomington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1150
SAT Scores for Indiana University Bloomington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 690
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1260

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Indiana University Bloomington?

Indiana University Bloomington typically prefers applicants to be in the top 32 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1150 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1260 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana University Bloomington admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >86%
1255 to 1360 Avg + 78%-86%
1150 to 1255 Avg - 68%-78%
1045 to 1150 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1045 Low <55%
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IU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
60%
ACT Scores for Indiana University Bloomington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Indiana University Bloomington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into IU?

Admission data indicates that IU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Bloomington.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University Bloomington admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >87%
27 to 31 Avg + 78%-87%
24 to 27 Avg - 69%-78%
21 to 24 Reach 59%-69%
Less than 21 Low <59%
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IU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.62
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Indiana University Bloomington?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into IU. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Indiana University Bloomington was 3.62 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #11 in Indiana for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.62 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as IU accepts 78% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University Bloomington students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 44% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 12% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

70% of Indiana University Bloomington freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Indiana University Bloomington students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 35%
Top 25% of class 70%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Indiana University Bloomington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 23,119 19,783 42,902
Accepted 17,912 15,513 33,425
Acceptance Rate 77% 78% 78%
Enrolled 4,121 4,170 8,291
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 27% 25%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Indiana University Bloomington is $65.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana University Bloomington and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Indiana University Bloomington Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Indiana University Bloomington
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=151351 IPEDS survey data for Indiana University Bloomington.

FAQs

Does Indiana University Bloomington prefer SAT or ACT?

75% of students submit their SAT scores to IU. 60% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Indiana University Bloomington?

78% of those who apply are granted admission to IU. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Indiana University Bloomington?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1150 and 1360. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Indiana University Bloomington?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 31. 60% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.