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Indiana University is nothing but a swarm ofBrightAnthropology
Indiana University is nothing but a swarm of unmotivated, drunken, sloppy idiots..both IN and out of the classroom. If you're looking to get out of high school, DON'T come to IU. Greek life may seem appealing, but the reality behind the facade is a bunch of egotistical assholes with excessively gelled hair and narcissistic bitches always snorting coke to keep a good body image, a body image that is more important to them than their actual studies and future. The faculty is good, there are some pretty dope teachers that love what they're doing and are good at it as well, but the student body doesn't live up to this kind of charisma. The only smart people I've met at IU have been faculty members. Being the eye of greek and social life for about a year I've met hundreds of people, but none of who can keep up with an intellectual conversation. As for the campus itself, only the medicine, chemistry, and psychology buildings are nice. Everything else is somewhat slum-like. Sometimes I forget what campus I'm at because the eastern side is so much shittier than the western. The eastern side consists of buildings from the fucking early 1900's while the western was just built in 2007. Lastly, the surrounding area at IU reminds me of the ghetto. There are reports of gun shots at least once a week, not to mention "Little Italy" (the bronx of bloomington) is right across the street from the campus. IU is an absolute shithole school. I would have rather gone to fucking Indiana State than this.
1st Year Male -- Class 1922
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I transferred to IU thinking it would beQuite BrightAnthropology
I transferred to IU thinking it would be a good decision, a larger school than my previous university and therefore more diversity and more majors and programs to work with...WORST decision of my life. This place is absolute hell. If you are an undergrad you will be taught by grad students who are less prepared than you (that is, if you actually care about your education), you will be taught by professors who will treat you like they don't have the time of day for you if you are an undergrad, and if you're a UD (university division) student you're definitely SOL because you are not cared about. Here, you are a number and a dollar sign. You will get a random ass advisor who doesn't know much and will give you incorrect information, and if you're lucky like me you'll get one who talks down to you completely and basically yells in your face because he doesn't know how to use an inside voice. They will make it sound like they have amazing resources from counselors to printers, but let me tell you, there are not nearly enough of any of these for the large number of students on this campus. By the way, there are too many students, because the university will take literally anyone and string them along because every student is simply another way to make money. You will get over charged for any and every little thing, some fees on your bill you won't even know why they're there and you won't get an answers, either. I was in an art class where we were required to buy over $100 worth of our own art supplies, yet I was still charged a $50 dollar fee in my bursar for "fine arts equipment". In my calc class I provided my own calculator and whatever else I needed, yet there was large fee for "math equipment". I understand they need money for general supplies, but you will get charged for things that will never even affect you. This place is an absolute joke. And it's practically run by students. Trying to get the hell out of this terrible place and I was given the run around this way too large and honestly not that pretty campus (only some parts are fairly pretty) only to go to offices where the only people working were other students that were not helpful, couldn't answer my questions, and I wasn't particularly comfortable sharing my personal issues with. The campus is full of very pretentious students, particularly the Greek and Kelley students. Walking around campus I never once heard a conversation that didn't include how drunk or messed up someone was the night before or last weekend. If you don't party hard, and I mean like putting yourself in danger party hard, then people will look down on you. Not to mention campus safety is a joke. Oh, and if you have political views that are anything but extremely liberal, please do not come here. I'm not conservative, but I am not liberal enough for this place, either. And if you are conservative at all, you will get threatened (I knew a conservative student, a quiet, smart girl who kept to herself, but when someone found out that she has generally conservative political views, she was told to leave by other students and someone even told her she deserved to die and that they hoped she ended up dead). I hate every second I've spent here, and my biggest reasoning for transferring was to be closer to home, but this hell is not worth it. I am going to transfer back to my original university next semester and I never want to see this place again.
1st Year Female -- Class 1920
Collaboration/Competitive: C-, Scholastic Success: F
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I chose to attend Indiana University despite gettingQuite BrightOther
I chose to attend Indiana University despite getting into "better" schools. After my acceptance, I never even considered it until I visited. This campus is gorgeous, and still amazes me with it's beauty, and that's what caused me to fall in love. Unfortunately, this movie-esque perception of college is not so great. I had awful, awful teachers my entire year with the exception of one. The majority of my teachers were grad students that were hard to understand due to their thick accents, and the rest just did not care for me, nor their other students. I did make some friends, though that took time. I thought they were such amazing people until I returned home and realized how poorly most had been treating me. Indiana is it's own world filled with pretentious Greek life member, pretentious Kelley admit or Midwest natives. Not only that, but this campus is basically in the middle of nowhere and it is virtually impossible to get anywhere unless you have a car or lots of money to spend on Uber, causing you to feel trapped. I am never one to get homesick, but I craved home more than ever. This year caused my confidence to drop and my insecurities to sky rocket. Unless you are in-state and get to play the incredibly low tuition, you will most likely find a better fit.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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