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In most classes here I think it isQuite BrightEducation
In most classes here I think it is pretty easy, except for the art and science classes. There's a possibility that those will kill you. I came to IC because they were the only school that told me I could easily graduate in 4 years majoring in Early Childhood & Elementary Ed, then at orientation they told me I couldn't. The water tastes like straight chlorine, which sounds really picky, but it's bad. Be ready to buy bottles/jugs of water. The food is terrible for you, the unofficial motto is "all carbs all the time." It's not even good tasting carbs, though. The new GenEd program, the BluePrint, is absolutely terrible. They're still adding classes and getting rid of classes so my high school dual-credit Bio credit they said would transfer came in as an elective, not even a science credit. They're really picky about what classes they'll accept for high school/summer work. There are a lot of on-campus jobs that are pretty easy to get, but you can't work more than 10 hours a week and sometimes you can't even get that. Most of them also pay federal minimum wage ($7.25). If you try to drop a major or minor, the professors in that department get really mad. Basically, I'd transfer, but I feel like IC's screwed me over too much: the classes I've taken won't transfer and I don't have any hope of getting out in 4 years if I do.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: D+
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I am a second year theatre and politicalSuper BrilliantPerfomance Arts
I am a second year theatre and political science major and have found my teachers in all classes to be great: very friendly and helpful. Tuition is high but they give good financial aid packages even to those who are not athletes. I have been able to be very involved in extracurricular activities and in the theatre department where I had large roles in all the plays my first year. Class sizes are small and teachers are experts in their areas. The only bad thing is the food; it is definetely not mom's cooking!
1st Year Male -- Class 2014
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Social Life: B-
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As with anywhere else - this school isSuper BrilliantEconomics
As with anywhere else - this school is what you make of it. There does seem to be a large number of "stupid" people at IC, but let's be honest, its not Harvard. There are a fair number of really intelligent people on campus also - again, it is what you make of it. If you want intelligent, intellectual people, get involved in the active student government or any number of professional student groups on campus. If you want to get drunk out of your mind with Pi Pi Rho, don't complain you're surrounded by stupid people.I will be graduating IC in three years with two majors and I have been accepted at a number of elite grad schools. The instructors at IC have prepared me well - there are very few teachers who are poor and there are so many that are amazing. This school has changed the way I think. Again, I came here wanting to learn and I had a tremendous experience. People who showed up hungover (or not at all) and expected to learn by osmosis probably don't feel IC benefited them. My question to them - what did you expect?
3rd Year Male -- Class 2010
Faculty Accessibility: A+, Surrounding City: C-
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