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IU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into IU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 26,892 out of 34,483 applicants or 78% 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. Indiana University Bloomington typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 29% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 18,729 15,754 34,483
Accepted 14,529 12,363 26,892
Acceptance Rate 78% 78% 78%
Enrolled 3,988 3,887 7,875
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 27% 31% 29%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Indiana University Bloomington and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that IU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 24 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 66 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Indiana University Bloomington.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1035. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1245 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1140 1350
SAT Reading 570 680
SAT Math 570 690
ACT Composite 24 30
ACT English 23 31
ACT Math 24 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >86%
27 to 30 Avg + 78%-86%
24 to 27 Avg - 68%-78%
21 to 24 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 21 Low <55%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >86%
1245 to 1350 Avg + 78%-86%
1140 to 1245 Avg - 68%-78%
1035 to 1140 Reach 55%-68%
Less than 1035 Low <55%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. 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 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 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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