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You’ll Love Being Here

IU blends a vibrant university community with a small-town atmosphere to give you a quality of life that’s hard to match. You’ll quickly become part of the spirit and tradition of IU, an experience nearly two centuries in the making.

Founded in 1820, IU Bloomington attracts students from around the globe who want a classic college experience: great traditions, a gorgeous campus, international culture, Big Ten sports, and a progressive academic climate.

At IU, you can:

And that’s just scratching the surface. Learn more about IU student life and events:

The Beauty of B-town

Bloomington is the quintessential college town: a small city of 80,000 with cultural resources and opportunities that rival cities many times its size. From the diverse shops and restaurants of Kirkwood Avenue to the annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival, it’s easy to see why USA Today named Bloomington one of the top 10 cities for campus culture.

For more information about things to do in B-town, check out VisitBloomington.