IU admitted its first woman student, Sarah Parke Morrison, in 1867, making IU the fourth public university to admit women on an equal basis with men.
Morrison went on to become the first female professor at IU in 1873.
In the 1940s Indiana University opened extension campuses in Kokomo and Fort Wayne.
The controversial Kinsey Institute for sexual research was established in 1945.
C., Puerto Rico and 165 foreign nations were also enrolled.
Indiana athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are known as the Indiana Hoosiers.
Wylie and David Maxwell, president of the board of trustees, were devout Presbyterians.
Jordan (president 1884–1891) improved the university's finances and public image, doubled its enrollment, and instituted an elective system along the lines of his alma mater, Cornell University. In 1851, IU had nearly a hundred students and seven professors.
Indiana’s law school has a program with a first-year team-based approach, a diversion from the typical legal education.
Notable Indiana alumni include CEO and co-founder of Siri and Viv Dag Kittlaus; award-winning author Suzanne Collins, who wrote The Hunger Games series; composer and songwriter Hoagy Carmichael, who penned "Georgia on My Mind"; John Chambers, executive chairman and former CEO of Cisco Systems; and Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures.
Presidents and professors were expected to set a moral example for their charges.
After six ministers in a row, the first non-clergyman to become president was the young biology professor David Starr Jordan, in 1885.