Welcome, and congratulations on your admission to Indiana University Bloomington! We are thrilled that you applied to IU with an intended major in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Students can expect a vibrant home at the Luddy School – a top-notch education, rounded out by customized experiences through student organizations and personal relationships with faculty and staff. We invite you, as an incoming freshman of the Class of 2025, to explore our resources, pre-register to our exclusive spring Why Luddy? series, and reserve your seat for Fall 2021.
Why Luddy? Event Series
Join us at 6:30pm Eastern on Wednesday, March 3 for our series kickoff event to hear in-depth about our majors from our faculty. Then, tune in each Thursday starting Thursday, March 4 for a variety of special topics hosted by the Luddy School.
Check out exciting upcoming events for prospective Luddy students.
Welcome to Luddy Hall, the innovative facility that became Luddy's new home when it opened in January 2018. The 124,000-square-foot facility features state-of-the-art maker labs, seven classrooms, our academic advising and career services offices, and a cafe.
Luddy prides itself on its collaborative spirit and cohesive culture, bolstered by the opening of the $42 million Luddy Hall. A teaching and research hub for students and faculty, Luddy Hall offers an innovation center supporting entrepreneurship, a community center devoted to Luddy's diversity programs, and gathering areas and meeting spaces to promote collaboration.
Admission to the Luddy School
As with most schools on the IU Bloomington campus, there are two paths to entering Luddy: Direct Admission and through University Division. Students who meet direct admission criteria enter Luddy at the start of their first semester at IU. Most incoming freshmen are admitted to University Division and later certify into Luddy after meeting their major's certification requirements.
Contact Our Current Students
The best way to get a feel for what our school is like is to talk to the students themselves. Our Student Ambassadors are here to help. If you have any questions or want to learn more about their majors, minors, focus areas, and more, be sure to send them an email.Meet our Ambassadors
Reserve Your Seat for Fall 2021
#IUSaidYes, and we look forward to your arrival. If you are a freshman admitted for Fall 2021 and have decided to attend IU, please let us know by completing the Intent to Enroll Form and paying the $100 enrollment deposit by May 1, 2021. For more information on these next steps, please visit the IU Admissions Page.
What kind of laptop should I bring to Luddy?
Whatever you’re most comfortable using! Most classes are taught to work with both PCs and Macs; however, there are also many computer labs available in the Luddy buildings and across IU’s campus for your use. Luddy has no additional requirements or suggestions beyond IU’s general computer recommendations.
When do I sign up for classes?
Students who have reserved their seat for fall will hear from the Office of First Year Experience Programs with information about the summer New Student Orientation (NSO) program. During NSO, you’ll meet with an academic advisor who will help you select and enroll in your fall courses.
What software do I need at IU/Luddy?
There’s no need to buy anything you don’t already have. As an IU student, you are eligible for free downloads of the Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and antivirus products. Visit IUware to view other software available to you.
IU offers a lot of options for financial assistance, and the Luddy School offers scholarships exclusively for our directly admitted students. If you met Luddy's automatic direct admission criteria and applied before Nov. 1, you will receive our Selective Scholarship Application (SSA). The SSA will be used to determine some Luddy scholarship offers. We are looking for students whose application, transcript, and essay indicate academic excellence and demonstrated leadership skills who plan to use technology in their careers. Visit the links below to find out more about the available scholarships for incoming freshmen.
Hudson and Holland Scholars Program
Awards are allocated on a yearly basis for up to four years (or eight consecutive semesters) for undergraduate students in pursuit of a first bachelor’s degree. Hudson and Holland Scholars who study a Luddy major receive additional funding from the Luddy School once they Direct Admit or certify into the School.
Luddy Living Learning Center
Located in Teter Quad in the Central Neighborhood, the Luddy Living Learning Community is a great jump start to building your network at Indiana University. With its own dedicated Maker Space, the LLC engages students with top-of-the-line software and hardware, 3D printers, laser cutters, and more. Applications for the LLC open Feb. 1, 2021. To indicate interest in the LLC, please choose it as your first preference in the IU RPS Housing application. For questions regarding the LLC, please contact Tiana Iruoje.
Find your home at Luddy
The Luddy School exceeds the national average for females pursuing computing degrees, according to the most recent Taulbee Survey. The Luddy School has been recognized nationally for its excellence in promoting women in undergraduate computing and prides itself on creating a welcoming environment for all students.
Find your home and create a community through our 20+ student organizations.
What should I study or work on over the summer to prepare for my first semester at Luddy?
We have many students who come to Luddy with little to no technology experience, and that’s just fine! Our faculty will teach you all you need to know, even if you’re starting at the beginning. While nothing is expected or required, if you’d like to dive in, we recommend one of the many websites that reach programming skills, such as codeacademy.com or code.org.
Explore Our Majors
No matter what undergraduate degree you pursue at Luddy, you will receive a technology-centered education rooted in applied computing and computational thinking. You'll be prepared for what the world has to offer and have the opportunity to gain experience working side-by-side with internationally renowned scholars on cutting-edge research from the moment you walk in the door.
Looking for more than a B.S.?
Check out our accelerated master's and master's programs
B.S. in Cybersecurity and Global Policy
A partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences and the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, this degree provides an in-depth understanding of both the technology behind cyber and networked systems and the global social policy implications.
Explore IU and Bloomington
Bloomington and IU have grown together through the years, and what has emerged is a partnership that has created the quintessential college town. More than 50,000 students, faculty, and staff live and work on our beautiful campus. Bloomington combines the excitement of a big city in a small-town setting. Attend one of the more than 1,000 yearly performances from the Jacobs School of Music or take in a Broadway show at the IU Auditorium. Enjoy Big Ten football and basketball action at Memorial Stadium or the iconic Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, explore our renowned Farmers' Market, or experience both local and global cuisine in our thriving downtown.