23 Facts About Indiana University Bloomington


Indiana University Bloomington is a public research university in Bloomington, Indiana.

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Indiana University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".

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Indiana University Bloomington is home to an extensive student life program, with more than 750 student organizations on campus and with around 17 percent of undergraduates joining the Greek system.

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Indiana University Bloomington established Kirkwood Hall in 1894; a gymnasium for men in 1896, which later was named Assembly Hall; and Kirkwood Observatory in 1900.

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Indiana University Bloomington collaborated with Frederick L Hovde, the president of IU's cross-state rival, Purdue; together they approached the Indiana delegation to Congress, indicating their highest priorities.

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Indiana University Bloomington added matching funds from the state legislature and opened a full-scale fund-raising campaign among alumni and the business community.

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Indiana University Bloomington was ranked 5th best city for educated millennials by Business Insider.

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Indiana University Cinema opened in January 2011 in the former University Theatre building, which was built in the 1930s.

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Indiana University Bloomington campus has a biology research greenhouse in the Biology Building that is open to the public, one of the highlights of which is a corpse flower named Wally.

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The IMU houses an outstanding collection of Indiana University Bloomington art including artists from Brown County, the Hoosier Group, Richmond Group and others.

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IU Auditorium's Hall of Murals is the home of the Indiana University Bloomington Murals, created by American artist Thomas Hart Benton.

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The graduate school at Indiana University was not formally established until 1904 but not soon after, a plan for graduate work in chemistry was underway.

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Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive is one of the largest repositories for educational film and video in the United States.

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Today, Indiana University has only one of two residential library programs that still operates.

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Additionally, Indiana University has continued to expand its residential library system, adding the most recent branch in 2017.

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Indiana University Bloomington was born in Hungary in 1935, survived the Holocaust, emigrated to the United States in 1950, and graduated with a degree in economics in 1956 from Indiana University where he met his wife Rita.

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Indiana University is one of 62 members of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading North American research universities.

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Indiana University is home to the nation's only degree-granting Department of Central Eurasian Studies.

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In 2015, Indiana University submitted a proposal to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education for the establishment of an Engineering program.

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Purdue Indiana University Bloomington attempted to block the proposal, but the commission shot them down, passing the proposal unanimously.

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Indiana University Bloomington's was named by Time Magazine one of the 100 most influential people in the United States.

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The Division of Campus Recreational Sports within the IU School of Public Health-Indiana University Bloomington provides sport and fitness opportunities for the IU community and the public.

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Indiana University Bloomington student-athletes have won 133 NCAA individual titles, including 79 in men's swimming and diving and 31 in men's track and field.

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