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Quite BrightBiology
If you are going to be in science coursework, I do not recommend ISU. The departments are always a bit of a mess.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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There is basically no advisory on class choiceNot so brightPsychology
There is basically no advisory on class choice now, as they advisors decided it's ok for students to pick classes based on the minimal info the site provides for them. It's swell that I can schedule my classes, go to the ER with a back injury, and figure out 3 months into the course that we need to do community service.

The internet is awful all across campus, both in terms of connectivity and performance. IT is also quite slow, and at times will seem to deliberately stall you for time without formally acknowledging it.

The dining centers are a definite low- even for Sodexo standards. Lincoln Quads, where I stayed, was placed next to train tracks with consistent loud trains around 12-2 AM and this was not mentioned. Moreover, prepare for thin walls that stop seemingly no sound. Lincoln Quads also decided to put lockdown doors all around it, because nothing says safety like making the place look like a compound with doors that are neither held open (they're meant to be but are not) that are rigged to alarms.

Teachers were mixed, some were naturally competent-just not most of mine. I often found myself with either spiteful professors who failed at their job anyway, or inexperienced people.

Basically, tl;dr, this place made me give up on higher education despite their proud claims that they've made Terre Haute (which has one of the most impoverished regions in the state) into a college success town. If this is college success, I'd rather fail miserably. PS. When I first started, there seemed to be more people enrolled than there were parking spaces. They built a really drab 1.7 million dollar fountain and cut off many shortcuts through the plaza for a semester, and what we have to show for it is a big disc that shoots water up out of one jet and drained back into it. Just a flat waste of 1.7 mil. I also seem to remember some racial tensions, but don't remember the exact context.

1st Year Male -- Class 2018
Perceived Campus Safety: B, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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Attending ISU provided me career opportunities I would have otherwise never had.
4th Year Male -- Class 2013
Education Quality: A, Education Quality: A
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