Indiana University is one of the great research universities of the 21st century and a world-class institution of higher learning. Founded in 1820, IU now enrolls over 110,000 students from around the globe and offers more than 500 academic programs, including top 10 programs in business, public affairs, health sciences, information systems, education, and the arts. An IU education transforms you. Whether you’re from South Bend, San Antonio, or Shanghai, you’ll encounter ideas and have experiences that help you refine your goals, develop the skills to reach them, and put you on the path to a successful career. IU has nurtured doers and leaders over the past two centuries by creating an academic atmosphere where revolutionary ideas and unexpected collaborations rule the day. IU educational experiences change the lives of our graduates—and the lives of the communities they serve as experts and professionals. IU’s outstanding faculty members catalyze discoveries and ignite students’ potential. Throughout their careers, IU faculty share their knowledge, innovate in their research and creative activity, and lead their respective fields — all within an environment of intellectual freedom that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives. As a member of the IU family, you will also become part of one of the largest, strongest, and most supportive alumni networks. From Nobel Prize winners to CEO’s to world leaders, IU’s 690,000 living alumni are taking on some of world’s greatest challenges and making a real impact around the globe.