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.
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.
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.