know, when it was orientation time I loved it at
IUP. The campus, the dorms were killer, and I thought
the food was delicious. And not that I am half
way through my sophomore year I realized everything I thought
IUP was, wasn't.
A) The people here are rude,
selfish, and very judgemental. I do party but mostly on
the weekends. If you say you aren't going out on
a weekday people will give you looks. If you wear
something that isn't normal to the people of PA forget
it. I am from out of state and I have
not really meet people that aren't from the Burgh, Philly,
or some hick town. I'd go somewhere else if you
want good parties because they are shit, diverse accepting people
because you won't get it here. The only way you
will really meet people is if you join a sorority
or fraternity. Guys are disrespectful and girls are complete bitches.
If you meet a guy who seems friendly and sweet
and you tell him you won't sleep with him he
probably won't talk to you anymore. About 1/4 people at
IUP have an STD of somesort.
B)This school is
only based on partying. I like to party but honestly
it is nice to do something different for a change.
If you don't party, there isn't really anything to do.
Everything in this town goes out of business because it
is the poorest/ rainiest town in Pennsylvania. Not to mention
the parties here are shit and if you aren't dressed
like a slut people won't talk to you. If you
are looking for amazing parties go to Penn State.
My department is horrible. I have learned nothing in my
major. It is pointless and I have heard that from
most people in it. The head of my department is
rude and very unhelpful, just like most of the teachers
here. Most of the classes brought down my GPA because
they were ridiculously hard and had nothing to do with
my major. The head of my department basically stated that
if you aren't a “perfect student” you can forget about
an internship because only half of IUP's nutrition/dietetic students get
an internship. Also, you can only be an RD with
this major. My freshman year first semester my GPA was
beautiful because all the classes were easy but 2nd semester
and on you will hate your life and want to
get out of the major. Also did you know that
only 54% of IUP's students stay all 4 YEARS!
The town is SHIT. The town of Indiana is the
poorest and rainiest in the state. There is absolutely nothing
to do. Everything goes out of business and out mall
has lost basically every store except spencers and american eagle.
(good stores but still..) the mall is basically a hallway.
The people of indiana are also rude and basically have
this image that all IUP students are horrible people. We
aren't to towns folks. This town is absolute shit. It
rains all the time and I waste so much money
on rainboots and umbrellas it's ridiculous.
E) The school
in general is a waste of my out of state
tuition. If you are from a different state well, you
most likely will get excepted because anyone from PA will
get accepted so they want you as a statistic for
being out of state. Not worth your $25000 or whatever.
When I first toured the dorms I thought they were
beautiful but they aren't like it seems. The suits, no
one converses with people so meeting people is really hard
even if you are really outgoing. You can hear every
footstep and alarm that goes on around you. The wifi
is horrible and kicks you off every few hours or
at least once a day. People are really inconciderate and
loud. There is a whole page called ELEPHANT WALKERS OF IUP. The campus really isn't all that pretty. It's nice
don't get me wrong but it isn't OMG! I tell
my friends don't bother visiting because it is worthless and
shit. This isn't how I wanted my college experience to
be. Also the food is horrible. If you eat at
the main dining all, not only is the food cold
and bland but it will make you shit, gain weight,
and make you hungry maybe an hour after. The other
2 dining halls aren't any better but you will shit
less. My roommate and I spent so much money our
first year on toilet paper. Disgusting. Everything is expensive and
stupid. It is a money pitt and you will pay
for the littlest and dumbest things. Also if you have
a car on campus you part not only 15 minutes
away from campus but it is $200 a year to
park on rock and stones , they don't even bother
plowing it in the winter and the buses take forever
to get there. If you want ot park in the
garage it is $350 a SEMESTER. Ridiculous. Also, good luck
with parking tickets because you will get ticketed every 15
minutes if you don't move your car.