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Emphasis on academic excellence and student success shines through in U.S. News and World Report rankings


At Indiana University we are committed to creating extraordinary academic and immersive student experiences, a focus that makes us distinct among higher education institutions in the latest U.S. News and World Report's Best College rankings.

Our IU Bloomington campus is in the top 30 among the nation's public universities for the second year in a row, and the campus's first-year experience and study abroad programs are in the top five among public universities. The campus is also ranked in the top 20 of the best colleges for veterans.

IU East and IU South Bend are ranked in the top 10 among regional public universities for social mobility — a category that emphasizes prioritizing the graduation of students from lower-income backgrounds, reflecting our commitment to making an IU degree accessible to all.

Our IU Kelley School of Business has tied for eighth among national undergraduate business programs, maintaining the highest ranking the school has ever received and strengthening its reputation of being among the best business schools in the country. Seven of the Kelley School's academic specialties were also ranked in the top 10 nationally.

The IU School of Nursing at IUPUI has also made a giant leap forward, rising nine spots in this year's rankings — fourth among public national universities and moving into the top 25, nationally ranked at 22nd overall.

These high rankings reflect the dedication of our staff and faculty who create impactful opportunities for our students inside and outside the classroom. They also illustrate the richness of the experience IU offers all of its students to prepare them to engage in our increasingly global society and achieve their highest aspirations.

This is only one among many metrics that measure our success at IU, and we are proud to stand out among our peers as a university nationally recognized for its academic excellence and commitment to our students’ success.


Pamela Whitten

Indiana University

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