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Location
Bloomington, IN
Undergrads
30,949
Tuition (in-state)
$31,483 ($10,033)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Freshman

Weather: It's in Indiana, so the weather is always a little crazy. In the winter it is cold and the summers are hot with a little unexpected things here and there. Its not too bad though.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Since IU is in the midwest, the weather is extremely unpredictable. One day it can be sunny and 70 outside and then the next day can be rainy and 40 degrees outside.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It's cold in the winter, rainy in the spring, and hot in the summer - just like you would expect of the seasons, so no big deal.

2 College Junior

Weather: It's 40 one day, and 75 the next.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Winter was really long and cold

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 208th
    Coldest Winters
  • 233rd
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Andrew Belsky/Chelsea Demarris
Hometown
Highland Park, Ill./Unknown
Major
Public finance/Unknown
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Indiana weather is notorious for its instability, and IU is right in the eye of that proverbial storm. Summers are usually humid and hot, so plan ahead for lots of water breaks while you're moving in during what may be the sweatiest time of the year. Winters are as cold and dry as the summers are hot and wet, so be prepared for sub-zero wind chills, ice, and snow. Spring is somewhat rainy, but very beautiful, especially when the foliage on campus is reborn and the perpetually grey skies of winter finally clear. The crowning glory of Indiana weather is the fall season. Tourists come from hundreds of miles away to visit nearby Brown County (where Hoosier National Forest is located) to watch the turning of the leaves. Bring your camera and an appreciation for nature at its finest once the summer clears out and milder temperatures set in. You won't find many extremes here, but there are defined seasons with distinct characteristics.

To be comfortable, you'll need a variety of clothes, and most students find that it works best to dress in layers all the time. Custodians try to adjust classroom temperatures to suit the scholars, but it ends up being freezing when it's hot outside and boiling when the weather's cold. You may put on two sweaters and a heavy coat, gloves, a scarf, and a hat one morning just to get to class-but once you're there, you may find the heat of the classroom unbearable. No matter which season, remember the saying, "If you don't like the weather in Indiana, wait five minutes, and it'll change!"

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 63 °F
Spring - Low: 42 °F
Summer - High: 84 °F
Summer - Low: 63 °F
Fall - High: 66 °F
Fall - Low: 45 °F
Winter - High: 40 °F
Winter - Low: 22 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 4.36 in./month
Summer: 4.13 in./month
Fall: 3.57 in./month
Winter: 2.92 in./month
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