is a good price and it has a beautifil campus
and for the most part is pretty safe. The acedemics
are ok and some teachers are helpful in certain subject
areas. But please do not be fooled by the website
or your orientation. IUP will be nothing like that when
you become a student.
1. They only care about freshman
students because thats were they get the most money from.
If you are an upper classmen they will NOT care
about your needs for housing or classes!
2. The weather
is HORRIBLE when i first started it rained every day!
it rains so much their i was forced to buy
a rain coat and rain boots to stay dry. It
snows a lot and they do not plow off the
campus so invest in some snow boots if you plan
on coming here. The weather will make you depressed! I
had friend but a lot of times i didnt even
want to leave my dorm because it was raining, snowing,
or just plain freezing outside.
3. The suites look
glamorous when you come for orientation and on the website
but when you really start living in them you will
hate them. The walls are paper thin you can hear
everyones footsteps, you hear everyones alarms in the morning so
sucks for you if you have late classes and like
to sleep in because you WILL be woken up! Most
people dont take out their trash so there are flies
that fly around in the hallway and come into your
room, they also have termites. The suites are very poorly
built one of the professors told me that they were
only built to last for 10 years max.
The food places around campus are pretty good but there
is not much variety so you get tired of eating
the same thing. The cafe is HORRIBLE the food they
serve is usually cold, has no flavor, and is usually
half way cooked. I know so many people who have
had bad stomach aches from the cafe food. They have
the same thing almost everyday and you leave the cafe
and an hour later your hungry again.
5.The social life
is pretty good i had a few nice friends but
if your looking for diversity IUP is not the place
for you. There are very little out of state people
that go here, everyone that goes here is either from
Philadelphia, Pittsburg, or small rural hick town in western PA.
If your looking to meet people from other states do
NOT go here because you will only meet people from
PA. The surrounding town is SUPER boring! Its fun at
first when your a freshman and your just starting to
get to know the town but after that it becomes
very dry and boring. There are not many places to
go or things to do because the town is so
small and literally in the middle of nowhere! They have
a walmart, sears, and one mall that only has about
3 stores in it. The people at these local places
stare at you like you dont belong (especially when your
a minority) and they are not friendly at all. Most
of them look like their on drugs and dress really
funny, and there are a lot of trailer park communities
in Indiana and around the campus. Majority of student on
the campus smoke cigarettes, you can always catch someone blowing
smoke in your face when your walking to class.
if your an outgoing person and likes to enjoy yourself
outdoors IUP is not the place for you the weather
sucks and will keep you indoors. I am from Florida
so im not used to being stuck inside due to
bad weather. The Administration suck too you'll never be able
to get anything done over the phone, students work in
the offices and they never know what their talking about
and will just end up transferring you to different offices.
I am transferring to the University of Florida I couldnt
stand this depressing school another minute. Go Gators!!