Bloomington is a very affordable cosmopolitan mid-sized city, located in an unglaciated region of Indiana filled with rolling hills and forests. It boasts a vibrant cultural life, superb music, theater, and the IU Cinema, a world-class place for film.
While there is always more than enough to do in Bloomington, the larger metropolitan areas of Louisville, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Chicago are all within driving distance. This and other unique features make our community a great landing place for focused work and stimulation.
The city of Bloomington has nourished many successful graduate students, giving them access to all of the resources of a superb Research 1 university and all of the amenities of a welcoming and comfortable place to live.