Front and western side of Maxwell Hall on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, United States. Built in 1890, it is part of The Old Crescent, a group of the oldest buildings on the university's campus that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The largest educational institution on the state is the Indiana University, whose flagship campus was confirmed in 1820 as Indiana Seminary. Indiana State University was founded in 1865 as
a state standard school. Purdue University was chartered in 1869 as a Land-Grant College. The three other independent state universities are Vincennes University (founded in
1801 by the Indiana Territory), Ball State University (1918) and the University of Southern Indiana (1965 as ISU - Evansville).
In the US News and World Report, in 2013, the state ranked several universities among the best in the 2013 ranking. The University of Notre Dame is among the top 20, with
Indiana University Bloomington and Purdue University among the Top 100.