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Indiana University
Indiana U seal.png
Latin: Indianensis Universitatis
Motto Lux et Veritas
(Light and Truth)
Established 1820
Type Public University system
President Dr. Michael McRobbie
Faculty 8,456 university-wide[1]
Students 107,160 university-wide[1]
Undergraduates 85,797 university-wide[1]
Postgraduates 17,730 university-wide<[1]
Location Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Campus 3,639 acres across 9 campuses[1]
Colors cream and crimson
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Indiana University, founded in 1820 as the Indiana State Seminary and renamed the Indiana College in 1846, is a nine-campus university system in the state of Indiana.

As of fall 2009, the number of students at Indiana University is 107,160[1]; many of these students study at the main Bloomington campus (42,347 students[1]) and at IUPUI (30,383 students[1]).

According to the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the value of the Indiana University endowment ranks 11th in the nation among public universities at over $1.2 billion. Upstate rival Purdue University ranked 9th at over $1.4 billion.[2]



The IU system includes the following campuses:

The system also operates two university campuses in cooperation with Purdue University:

Furthermore, there is another small campus associated with IUPUI:

The IUPUI campus also hosts the Indiana University Medical Center, the Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and the Indiana University School of Dentistry, all of which are on IUPUI's campus but technically independent of IUPUI.

The university also includes the Indiana University School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.


Indiana University has three medals to recognize individuals[3]

  • The University Medal, the only IU medal that requires approval from the Board of Trustees, was created in 1982 by then IU President John W. Ryan and is the highest award bestowed by the University. It honors individuals for singular or noteworthy contributions, including service to the university and achievement in arts, letters, science and law. The first recipient was Thomas T. Solley former dierctor of the IU Art Museum.[4][3]
  • President's Medal for Excellence, a reproduction in fine silver of the symbolic jewel of office worn by the president at ceremonial occasions, is rich in meaning. The first recipients were member of the Beaux Arts Trio on September 20, 1985. It honors individuals for distinction in public service, service to Indiana University, achievement in a profession, and/or extraordinary merit and achievement in the arts, humanities, science, education, and industry.[3]
  • Thomas Hart Benton Mural Medallion "recognizes individuals who are shining examples of the values of IU and the universal academic community." President Ryan was the first to award this honor. It was first awarded to the president of Nanjing University on July 21, 1986. It honors individuals for distinction in public office or service, a significant relationship to Indiana University or Indiana, significant service to IU programs, students, or faculty, significant contribution to research or support for research.[3]

Indiana University has a number of ways to recognize the accomplishments of faculty.[5]

  • Distinguished Professorships - Indiana University's most prestigous academic appointment
  • University Distinguished Teaching Awards - recognizing "shining examples of dedication and excellence"
  • Thomas Ehrlich Award for Excellence in Service Learning - recognizing excellence in service learning. The recipient is also the IU nominee for the national Campus Compact Thomas Ehrlich Award for Service Learning.

For a list of Distinguished and Titled Professors visit the University Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "2009-10 IU Factbook". Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana). 
  2. ^ "IU Endowment Ranks 11th in Nation in 2009". Indiana University. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Medals". Indiana University Office of University Ceremonies. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  4. ^ "IU President McRobbie presents University Medal to Elinor and Vincent Ostrom". Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  5. ^ "Medals". Indiana University Office of University Ceremonies. 

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Simple English

Indiana University is a public university in Bloomington, Indiana. It is the largest university in a group also called "Indiana University."


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