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| Having graduated quite a few years ago, my experiences as a student are probably mostly irrelevent. (We wrote our papers on papyrus and stone tablets), but as a long-time resident of the city, I can talk about Bloomington. I am, I'll confess, quite baffled by the many reviews that talk about there being 'nothing to do'. Bloomington is a lovely and vibrant city, and if a person can't find anything to do except drink and go to frat parties, she isn't trying. There are literally HUNDREDS of on-campus clubs and organzations, ranging from sports (fencing, judo, etc.) to cultural/religious, to academic interests, to volunteerism to music and dance to student government. If you can't find a club to meet your needs, you can start one. There are two large multiplex movie theaters, 3 large 'live' theaters (two on campus, one in town), plus multiple smaller and more specialized venues. Any night of the week you'll find plays, concerts, poetry readings and more. There are sports events (IU has multiple sports teams) as well as intramurals. There are hundreds of restaurants, fitness clubs (both on and off campus), parks, and so on. I can't imagine what anybody would expect to find in a mid-sized city or large university that ISN'T in Bloomington and Indiana University.|
When I chose to come here to go to school, I was largely motivated by the beauty of the campus, the wide range of things to do, and the friendliness of the town. While much has changed since then, these are three things that haven't. I have, incidently, taken a few classes in recent years as a continuing education student, and find the professors just as friendly and approachable.
|Oct 21 2009|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| terrible, terrible school. Most overrated school in the Big Ten and the town is small and in the middle of nowhere. The IUPD are everywhere and you simply cannot get from one place to another without walking at least 20 minutes. Dorms are spread out and social life is terrible. Do not go to this school. |
|Oct 01 2008|| Male --
Class 2000 |