a senior and will be graduating this may (2012) with
a degree from the School of Public and Enviornmental Affairs
here at IU.
First things first, I came to
IU for the sports, period. In that respect I have
not been dissapointed. Sure IU hasn't been very good in
bball or football while i've been here but this is
a Big Ten school. Since I've been here I've seen
Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, and Iowa, to name a
few, all come to town. Same thing with bball. The
IU-Kentucky game my sophomore year was one of the most
intense sporting atmopsheres i've ever been a-part off.
far as academics go I've been challenged, at times, by
SPEA. The finance courses, for me anyway, have been challenging
but i'll admit there are some classes that are just
a joke. I'm taking one right now called “interpersonal communications
in the workplace” and it's basically kindergarden for 1 1/2
hours two days a week. SPEA's a good school with
good connections in Washington D.C.
As far as the
student body goes, if you're not into the whole party/frat
scene you may find it a bit rough here, ESPECIALLY
if you find those types of people to be annoying.
A big problem with IU, i think, is everyone seems
so caught up in trying to live out the college
experience they've seen on TV or in the movies. All
the chicks dress the same. Black slvt pants on, phone
in their left hand, and their dockside boat shoes. I
swear to god you can just sit on a bench
on campus and I guarantee you at least one person
in the next 10 that walk by you will have
dockside boat shoes on, it's quite...fascinating.
my point is, a-lot
of people lack individuality here. It takes a strong person
to come to IU and be an individual. Everyone gets
so sucked up in the frat/party scene. idk, i'm not
that kind of guy.
The town itself is small. I'm
from south bend and am more of a city person.
Overall I'd rethink going to IU. I mean
i've had my good and bad times down here. But
at the end of the day it's your call. do
w/e the fck you feel like doing.