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| Indiana University is a great school. I love it here. The campus is absolutely beautiful, the students are open minded and have the most school spirit I have ever seen. The teachers genuinely want you to succeed and they care-- even though many classes are large because of the 36,000 undergrads. The resources for career development and life after college are unbelievable. The business school is one of the top programs, as well as many of the other majors they offer. |
Social life is great. There is always something to do, lots of parties, but also a lot of clubs, volunteering, sports, music, theater, etc. If there is not a club on campus (which is very unlikely) that interests you, you are able to create one. I am on a Dance team here that was just started by a student two years ago because she liked to dance and we are already performing at Pacer's games.
The school work is challenging but not impossible.
Dorms are great, a lot of renovation going on and tons of ethnic diversity-- especially in restaurants.Overall, its a great big ten university that has a lot to offer.
|Oct 25 2012|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I wish I had chosen a 2nd major to be more flexible in teacher certification.My university experience was invaluable. The Music school is a school within a schoolo type of atmosphere so I had the benefits of going to a large university (good selection of courses research projects, innovations, etc) while at the same time having the support of faculty and students one would find in a small school. |
|Oct 20 2012|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| Coming to IU from Chicago, I knew it would be a big adjustment but I was ready to take the leap out of my small, all girls high school into a huge school like IU. I noticed that almost everyone is from Indiana or Chicago and everyone basically had their group of friends from high school. Saying that, it was challenging to make friends who aren't on your floor and I found that to be a bit of a struggle, as I didn't really click with most of them. However, the party scene was great- not one weekend went by that I didn't know about a party or didn't have something to do. I got involved in club volleyball but noticed that was a bit cliquey so I switched to inter-murals and had a complete blast.|
Classwork was actually challenging. After not having to try in high school, it was refreshing to have to actually put effort into my papers and studying. The dorm I stayed in had air and our bathrooms got cleaned everyday which is nice and unusual, as most bathrooms only got cleaned once a week.
Bloomington is one of the poorest cities in the nation but the campus is no reflection on that. The college and buildings are just gorgeous and historical and I had no idea the town was so poor until I ventured out. Campus is generally safe, although one Saturday night I found a girl in my dorm's elevator who had been raped coming home from Kilroys, the on-campus bar. Be sure to always walk in groups at night and you'll be alright.Overall- I loved my time at IU and it's disappointing I only was able to stay one semester due to tuition rates being incredibly high for out-of-towners. I loved every second that I was there. College is what *you* make it.
|Jul 05 2012|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |