Founded in 1820, Indiana University is a top public university in the United States. With more than 100,000 students and nearly 9,000 faculty on eight campuses, IU is also one of the largest institutions of higher education in the United States. The largest and oldest IU campus is IU Bloomington (IUB). IUB is the main site for IU Schools of Business, Education, Public Health, Informatics and Computing, Library and Information Science, Journalism, Music, Optometry, and Public and Environmental Affairs, in addition to 39 disciplines offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.
When international scholars and students attend programs at IU, they become part of an academic community that is widely known for the high quality and variety of its programs. IU faculty have been awarded every major national and international prize, including the Nobel, Pulitzer, Oscar and Emmy Awards, as well as major research grants from the National Science Foundation, Ford, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and MacArthur Foundations. In 2009, IU scholar D. Elinor Ostrom became the first female recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics.