Bloomington, IN
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4 College Sophomore

Weather: We see all the seasons!

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: This winter Indiana got hit pretty hard. In below zero weather, the school still didn't shut down and had students walking to class. It was unsafe and not responsible.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: The one thing I simply don't like about IU is the fact that the weather is cold and miserable during half of the school year. When the weather is nice out, BTown is amazing but when its cold it does suck.

4 College Freshman

Weather: I'm from the area so I'm used to the weather.

College Freshman

Weather: The weather is great when it's warm, like late spring/fall or summer. But when its cold, its unbearable. its very windy all the time too. So mainly it depends on the time of the year.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 208th
    Coldest Winters
  • 233rd
    Hottest Summers

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Andrew Belsky/Chelsea Demarris
Highland Park, Ill./Unknown
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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