Indiana University Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Indiana University. The list includes people like Dan Quayle, John Mellencamp, James Watson, Victor Oladipo & Jane Pauley. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, media personalities, scientists and activists etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Venus Williams

Venus Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time
Birthdate: June 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lynwood, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 3 Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 James Watson

James Watson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Molecular Biologist Who Co-discovered the Double Helix Structure of DNA With Francis Crick
Birthdate: April 6, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 5 Victor Oladipo

Victor Oladipo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 6 Halston

Halston
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Was a fashion designer who rose to international fame in the 1970s.
Birthdate: April 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: March 26, 1990

 7 Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman
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Famous As: Television presenter, Journalist, Linguist, Wrangler, Machinist
Birthdate: September 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marshall
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 Dan Quayle

Dan Quayle
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: February 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Television writer
Birthdate: August 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hartford
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 10 Avery Brooks

Avery Brooks
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 11 John Wesley Shipp

John Wesley Shipp
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 Robert M. Gates

Robert M. Gates
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 25, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas Wichita, Kansas, U.S.

 13 Colin Donnell

Colin Donnell
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 15 Howard Ashman

Howard Ashman
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Playwright, Lyricist & Stage Director
Birthdate: May 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: March 14, 1991

 16 Aishah Hasnie

Aishah Hasnie
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lahore, Pakistan
Height: 3'3" (99 cm)

 17 Dick Enberg

Dick Enberg
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: January 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States
Died: December 21, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 18 Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley
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Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: September 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gulfport
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 19 Andreas Katsulas

Andreas Katsulas
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 18, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 13, 2006
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 20 Booker T. Jones

Booker T. Jones
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, USA

 21 Jamal Khashoggi

Jamal Khashoggi
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Died: October 2, 2018

 22 Ben Higgins

Ben Higgins
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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: March 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 23 Todd Young

Todd Young
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 24, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.

 24 Chris Botti

Chris Botti
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz trumpeter who won the Grammy Award in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category, for the album Impressions
Birthdate: October 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 25 René Girard

René Girard
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: December 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Died: November 4, 2015
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 26 Gary Snyder

Gary Snyder
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: American man of letters
Birthdate: May 8, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San Francisco
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 27 Meg Cabot

Meg Cabot
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American author
Birthdate: February 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bloomington
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 28 Emilie Autumn

Emilie Autumn
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, Poet, Violinist, Pianist
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Los Angeles

 29 David Chalmers

David Chalmers
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: April 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Australia

 30 Cam Cameron

Cam Cameron
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: February 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

 31 George Lakoff

George Lakoff
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: May 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States

 32 Lewis Terman

Lewis Terman
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Famous As: Psychologist, University teacher
Birthdate: January 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johnson County
Died: December 21, 1956

 33 Max Robinson

Max Robinson
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Famous As: Broadcaster
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 20, 1988

 34 Del Harris

Del Harris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: June 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Plainfield, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 35 Rob Wiethoff

Rob Wiethoff
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seymour, Indiana, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 36 Chris Lytle

Chris Lytle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 37 David Starr Jordan

David Starr Jordan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Botanist, Peace activist, Zoologist, Autobiographer, Ichthyologist
Birthdate: January 19, 1851
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gainesville (village), New York
Died: September 19, 1931

 38 Randy Brecker

Randy Brecker
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Trumpeter, Composer
Birthdate: November 27, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, United States

 39 Hastings Banda

Hastings Banda
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President
Birthdate: February 15, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kasungu, Malawi
Died: November 25, 1997

 40 Julie Kedzie

Julie Kedzie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: March 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 41 Phil Crane

Phil Crane
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 8, 2014

 42 Dave Niehaus

Dave Niehaus
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: February 19, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Princeton, Indiana, United States
Died: November 10, 2010

 43 Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: June 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Detroit

 44 Eriq Zavaleta

Eriq Zavaleta
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer center-back position
Birthdate: August 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Westfield, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 45 Tan Kheng Hua

Tan Kheng Hua
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 46 Dane Fife

Dane Fife
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach, Basketball player
Birthdate: July 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Clarkston, Michigan, United States

 47 Robin Lakoff

Robin Lakoff
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Famous As: Linguist, Professor
Birthdate: November 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 48 Garo Yepremian

Garo Yepremian
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football placekicker
Birthdate: June 2, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Larnaca, Cyprus
Died: May 15, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 49 Bob Jenkins

Bob Jenkins
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Famous As: Sports announcer
Birthdate: September 4, 1947
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond, Indiana, United States
Died: August 9, 2021

 50 A. K. Ramanujan

A. K. Ramanujan
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 16, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mysore, British India
Died: July 13, 1993
One of the most famous public universities in United States is called the, ‘Indiana University’. With over 110,436 students graduating from this college is every students dream. Apart from the two core universities, it has seven smaller other sub units. The most popular among the seven are, ‘Indiana University East’ and ‘Indiana University Northwest’. This reputed institution is basically a brand name only churning out the best brains in the world. Some of the popular alumni of this university are making a mark or themselves and upholding the name of their institution in various professional fields. From business to sports to politics most of the students of the ‘Indiana University have made sure that they give their best on whatever they put their hands on. Some of the notable alumni of this university are the famous composer, Hoagy Carmichael or the popular businessman Mark Cuban or the smiling talk show host, Tavis Smiley. These are some names among the many other people who have made not only themselves but also the entire university proud of their achievements. They are setting higher standards of excellence with every passing day only to become idols for the youth of today. ‘Indiana University’ has been out rightly one of the most strongest force behind most of the successful people in the world.