About Bloomington, IN

The city of Bloomington, Indiana is a larger city in the state of Indiana and also the county seat of Monroe County. Bloomington is known to the public as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana”. It is also sometimes called “A haven of blooms”. As of 2010, the population of Bloomington was over 80,000. The city is home to one of the state’s largest and recognized higher institutions of learning in Indiana University Bloomington, which has over 40,000 students enrolled. Bloomington is known as a “tree city”, which participates in the tree planting program run by the Arbor Day Foundation.

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    Indiana University In Bloomington

    IU Bloomington, the main campus in the Indiana University system, makes its home in this little-known Indiana city, adjacent to the scenic Yellowwood State Forest. A big school at roughly 43,000, IU Bloomington has the resources for outstanding programs in fields such as arts, science, law, music, business education, and journalism. It’s not all large classes and studying, though: the campus has its own massive football stadium and Sembower Baseball Field, and since the 1970s, the school's basketball team has been known as one of the best in its league. Like true Indiana patriots, students here go by the nickname “the Hoosiers,” the epithet for anyone hailing from this state.

    Finding Bloomington Apartments

    Never heard of Bloomington? Not to worry. An off-campus apartment will give you more of a chance to explore just what this college town has to offer, and seeing as how only 38% of undergraduates live in campus housing, off-campus roommates should be easy to come by. The best way to get started on your search for rentals in Bloomington is with our helpful online apartment guide. Bloomington (true to its name, I suppose!) is a beautiful place to walk around, and there are many apartments available close to campus, tailored especially for students. You can find out a little more about what the average day-to-day experience is like for students by checking out our college life link.

    Getting Around and Enjoying the Town

    If you're an outdoorsy type, you should visit Monroe Lake, or explore the vast Brown County State Park just to the east of town. Hoosier National Forest is another favorite