Explore Indiana University Hillel

IU has become a university chosen by top Jewish high school students and leaders because of the excellence and vibrance of its Hillel, Jewish Studies program, and all around Jewish student community on campus. Few schools can match the range of Jewish intellectual, social, and cultural opportunities that IU has to offer. Indiana University has a well-earned reputation as a school where Jewish students not only receive a fine education, but also as a university where they can meet other Jewish students from throughout the U.S. and participate in a wide array of Jewish campus activities. IU has a very strong and active Jewish community. Hillel offers programs and opportunities to get involved everyday and oftentimes, multiple programs each day. Courses for university credit are taught at Hillel. And Hillel offers 15-20 different clubs including Business Leadership Initiative, Hooshir (premiere Jewish a cappella group), Hoosiers for Israel, Third Street Sports Grille and much more. Up to 120 students/year go on Birthright Israel trips with IU Hillel.

Undergraduate Enrollment

4,500 Jewish Students (12.7%*)
35,401 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

500 Jewish Students (4.4%*)
11,345 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major, Certificate
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Free Shabbat dinners every Friday night and a partial kosher meal is offered through Hillel in conjunction with the University.

Religious Services

We offer Reform and Conservative services every Friday night followed by a free Shabbat dinner during the academic year. We also offer celebrations and meals for all Jewish holidays.

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 78%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $10,012
  • Tuition Out-of-State $37,685
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 45% / 5%
  • Greek Life Yes

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730 E. Third Street, Helene G. Simon Hillel Center
Bloomington IN 47401 US
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