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Indiana University Bloomington

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at IUB

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentB-
Business - Management and AdministrationB
Computer ScienceA-
Geography and GeosciencesA-
Music - Composition/TheoryB+
Music - PerformanceB
Natural ResourcesA-
Neuroscience/Cognitive ScienceB
Political ScienceB+
Public PolicyB

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Indiana University Bloomington
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Surrounding City

... The buses are usually at capacity, particularly in poor weather ...Read full comment
... The people are alright, the professors too, but the city and the overall life there is awful ...Read full comment
... LIFE: There are some OKAY restaurants, but coming from a large city, the food is terrible ...Read full comment
... I work in the city every summer, so I am used to a city/suburban setting ...Read full comment
... I think I'd kill myself if I had to live in brown after graduation, but maybe that's just because I'm from a big city ...Read full comment
... The greeks have their own narrow view of the area but I think the city was a great place to be ...Read full comment
... I often find NYU and Columbia kids on the subway and feel so grateful that I was able to spend time in a culturally vibrant place like Bloomingt...Read full comment
... For those coming from a big city like myself, however, it may feel like a step down, and the university itself may feel like a bubble ...Read full comment
... (We wrote our papers on papyrus and stone tablets), but as a long-time resident of the city, I can talk about Bloomington ...Read full comment
... Btown is a relatively small, interesting, and quirky city ...Read full comment
... Bloomington is a beautiful and charming city, and IU is fantastic ...Read full comment
... It's like a big city, which is so weird to me because, unfortunately, I'm from a small town ...Read full comment
... This is a great city and a great school ...Read full comment
... The cost of living is low, and although Bloomington is a small city, big cities are accessible (Indianapolis, Chicago, St ...Read full comment
... There is more music happening at IU than any place outside New York City ...Read full comment
... There is more music happening at IU than any place outside New York City ...Read full comment
... Be cautious though, aspects of living in the city can be very predatory on the student population, stay out of the large student apartment comple...Read full comment
... However, the campus is surrounded by the city, which makes it less safe, something to seriously consider before making a final decision on which ...Read full comment
... I know a lot of people that have left, and because of national attention, there are a few things that have changed with in the city when it comes...Read full comment
... I'm from south bend and am more of a city person ...Read full comment
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University Bloomington

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