Benefits of Being an IU Scholar

Spend four years exploring the unknown, challenging yourself, and working alongside renowned faculty—all while inspiring others on campus, in the community, and around the world.

At Indiana University, you will quickly learn that being a scholar means much more than receiving a scholarship. Hoosier Scholars are exposed to endless opportunities in and beyond the classroom that make their college experience unique.

  • Overseas Study at IU Bloomington ranks among the nation’s top 10, according to the Open Doors report by the Institute for International Education.
  • The Hutton Honors College is one of the top honors colleges in the nation, offering opportunities like Honors Residential Communities, exclusive seminars, funding for research, smaller departmental classes, and international experiences.
  • Learn from the best of the best. IU Bloomington is home to more than 2,000 faculty internationally recognized for their research and deeply committed to teaching.
  • Explore various fields with more than 180 majors and 330 degree programs. If you don’t find something you like, create your own major with the Individualized Major Program.

We’re known for innovation and firsts—IU created the first School of Informatics and the first School of Philanthropy in America.