Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) is a residential campus that offers undergraduate, professional, and graduate degrees in more than 70 fields of study. In the fall semester of 2010, the campus had a total enrollment of 42,464, including 31,892 undergraduates and 8,344 students in graduate and professional programs. More than 30 schools and departments at IUB are ranked among the top 10 nationally, with more than 100 ranked in the top 20 in their respective fields.
University Libraries at IUB
The University Libraries at IUB rank fourth in collection size among the Big Ten universities, fifth in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), and thirteenth in the nation among major research libraries. The libraries’ collections include 7.8 million bound volumes, 4 million microforms, and more than 70,000 current serials. The Herman B Wells Library houses a core collection especially for undergraduates and extensive graduate research collections—as well as reference services, technical services, government publications, and other essential library services. The Wells Library also is home to the Information Commons, which has more than 350 computer workstations. These facilities are complemented by the 14 campus libraries serving diverse disciplines, such as music, optometry, chemistry, geology, education, business, journalism, and other areas.
University Information Technology Services at IUB
University Information Technology Services (UITS) at IUB supports the application, use, and development of information technology for research, teaching, and learning. UITS makes available more than 1,200 computer workstations, located in 43 Student Technology Centers, for both scheduled instruction and individual study and more than 200 “InfoStations” and other limited-use workstations in locations across campus for access to e-mail and the Web. The Assistive Technology Lab, located in the Wells Library, offers programs and specialized information technology services for students with disabilities. Research computing facilities on campus include two high-performance supercomputers (a 47-processor IBM SP and a 64-processor SGI/Cray Origin2000), a multiterabyte massive data storage system, and a state-of-the-art campus backbone network. Another strength that UITS brings is the Network Operations Centers for both Abilene (Internet 2) and TransPac. More fully described in the next section, they are housed on the IUPUI campus, but scholars and students in Bloomington also benefit from these high-speed communication links.
IUB Hutton Honors College
The School of Informatics and Computing encourages superior students to take advantage of the variety of opportunities offered through the Hutton Honors College and is pleased to help honors students plan their individual programs.
Grants and Scholarships at IUB
The School of Informatics and Computing is developing new sources of funding, and students are encouraged to review the School of Informatics and Computing Web site (http://www.soic.indiana.edu/).
Grants and scholarships also are available through other IU offices, such as the Hutton Honors College. Students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Student Financial Assistance (www.indiana.edu/~sfa) for additional funding opportunities.