Chances of getting into Indiana University Bloomington

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
76%
Admission Difficulty for Indiana University Bloomington
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into IU and can I get accepted? The school has a 76% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in Indiana for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 31,878 out of 41,939 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 22 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.

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IU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT
67%
SAT Scores for Indiana University Bloomington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Indiana University Bloomington
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1310

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

Indiana University Bloomington typically requires applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Indiana for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 67 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Indiana University Bloomington admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1410 and Above Good >84%
1310 to 1410 Avg + 76%-84%
1210 to 1310 Avg - 65%-76%
1110 to 1210 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 1110 Low <52%
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IU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
25-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
67%
ACT Scores for Indiana University Bloomington
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 24
ACT Composite 25th 25
ACT Scores for Indiana University Bloomington
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

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 25 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 22 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 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 #3 in Indiana for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 67 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Bloomington.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Indiana University Bloomington admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >84%
28 to 31 Avg + 76%-84%
25 to 28 Avg - 65%-76%
22 to 25 Reach 52%-65%
Less than 22 Low <52%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Indiana University Bloomington. 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 #10 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 76% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Indiana University Bloomington students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Indiana University Bloomington admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 21,881 20,058 41,939
Accepted 16,607 15,271 31,878
Acceptance Rate 76% 76% 76%
Enrolled 3,916 4,085 8,001
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 24% 27% 25%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Indiana University Bloomington and what considerations affect 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.