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Pros: Education is great.Quite BrightAccounting
Pros: Education is great. If you look around long enough, you'll find some people worth meeting. Sure the tuition is huge, but there are other schools charging an extra $20k/year for the same quality education. All teachers have been awesome. There are a lot of trashy parties if you like trashy parties. There are a lot of trees if you like trees. I hear Lil Wayne is performing here next year if you like him. You probably don't though.


Cons: Everyone is from indiana or chicago. Even though it's college, everyone still hangs out with their high school friends. Weed out classes are all over the place and classes seen as too easy get made much harder for the next semester. Indiana students usually walk in with 4 billion credit hours, making the out of state people take the leftover classes when scheduling. The school is too big for its own good. Put 40,000 in the middle of nowhere and of course it'll be a party school. Everyone wants to go greek but 200 years of legacies, not many good houses, and all the high school connections make it unrealistic. Literally thousands compete for 25 spots. A lot of clubs have max caps too, so not all activities will take you.A lot of these problems can be avoided if you're coming from in state. Out of staters, don't expect to become campus famous. I'm liking it here, but all the other people from my hometown transferred within the first year. Definitely know if your major's education and the price tag are worth it before going into this. It's definitely not what I pictured in terms of the student body, but if you're outgoing enough that's only a small disappointment. Overall, I'm out of state and still getting what I'm paying for, which is a lot.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
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Indiana university was not a good experience for me. I went there my first year of college and it was the worst year of my life.

Let me tell you about the students here. The students can easily be grouped into certain categories:

1. "Townies" - townies are kids who grew up in Indiana (excluding NW indiana.) within the townie group there are two subcategories: the first is kids from the suburbs of Indianapolis. Carmel, Indiana, supposedly some wealthy suburb of Indianapolis, is where lots of these kids come from. They're very snooty and think they're rich. Bitch, please. You'd be middle ass at best in the Chicago suburbs. The second group of townies is Indiana kids who are a little more rural and middle class or lower. These kids are a lot more down to earth.

2. The "chicago kids." Let me start of by saying I am a "Chicago kid", I live in a middle class suburb 20 minutes north of downtown. But there are not many others like me. The Chicago kids you meet here will almost all be from the north shore-some of the wealthiest towns in the entire country north of Chicago along the lake. These students will ALL tell you they study business. Lots of them were rejected by the university of illinois, which is a much better school, but they're parents are wealthy and can afford to have them in Kelley even though it's out of state. These kids are the stereotypical frat boys, wearing polos every day and driving their daddy's escalades.

3. East coast kids: 95% of the east coast kids come from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. And they are ALL Jewish and ALL wealthy. It's easy to spot them on campus just by looking at them, it isn't hard. They usually have very dark black hair and large noses. They all either study business or law. Some are quite nice, some not so much. It really depends on the person. The east coast kids I met were some of the nicest and some of the rudest people I met at IU.

4. West coast kids: these kids are alright, I only knew a few of them and most of them are pretty fratty, but they're a lot better than the east coast kids.

5. Everyone else: makes up a tiny minority of the school. This group includes people outside of the coasts, illinois, and indiana. Lots are from Ohio, Kentucky, etc. I can't give you much here. Iys hit or miss with these kids, they're simply too diverse of a group.

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Full honesty: I hate this place.Quite BrightFinance
Full honesty: I hate this place. It's a liberal shithole. Over half of the people in my residence hall have illegal drugs, and the University does nothing. That there is no rule against sex in the dorms is outright offensive. Also quite vexing is that out of state minorities with lower SAT scores and parents who make more money can come here for free just because they are minorities when I pay full price as a middle class white person from Indiana. It's blatant reverse discrimination. I pay 24,000 a year just so drunk kids from Chicago and Jersey (most people here are not from Indiana) can keep me awake at night. I wish I could afford to somewhere else.
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