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| This is my first and last year at IUP. If you like to party and drink every single night then I'm sure you'll love it here. I'd advise to join greek life if you really want a good experience here, but overall, I'm choosing to leave because of the surrounding city and the close mindedness of most people here. It's what you make of it though. |
|Mar 15 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
|Not so bright|
| Final semester as a Sophmore at IUP, and I am attempting to transfer pronto. i completely hate it at IUP. Don't get me wrong, teachers are fine, campus is beautiful. BUT don't be fooled by your peers friendliness during orientation. Once you actually get to IUP you will realize something, these people are completely full of themselves and complete tools that have little to no interest in education. |
Now many of you that are thinking about attending have read that IUP is a "party school" so due to this, kids come here, party and then believe they are cream of the crop for partying at IUP and act as if they are the only people in the history of college to party. (Parties at IUP are highly overrated by its own students BTW, shoddy frat houses and guys get no chance at getting in). Then in classes all you will hear is kids talking about how wasted they got last night or how much they are going to drink regardless of a test being the following day.
So seriously, unless you only care about partying and going to parties that you could of just saved your money and done better in your home town, don't go here. If you don't party 24/7 you are an unknown to everyone and they could care less about getting to know you.. All the guys walk around campus mean mugging thinking they are hard, and the girls all think they are North Face models or some crap. The very few redeeming people I met at IUP transferred after 1 semester and I now realize why. Seriously have met very few people here who can hold a conversation without bringing up alcohol, if you don't they won't care to talk again. This is all very sad because I honestly liked their psych program even though it is a bit on the easy side. But I can no longer handle holding in the annoyance I have of the type of people that populate this campus.
|Jan 31 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| I loved every second spent at IUP. Initially I went there because I received a scholarship, but I never looked back. The oak grove is beautiful and the students are friendly. The class size is small, and honestly (as long as you go), the classes are fairly easy with professors always willing to help out. Now, admittedly, the town itself is a little pathetic, but Pittsburgh is less than an hour away (plus the IUP party scene is phenominal - go greek!). With regards to the education department, IUP's reputation is world class, and I was given teaching interviews simply because I am an alum. I love IUP! |
|Nov 29 2010|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |