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Indiana University, Bloomington

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4.6/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
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  • Such a beautiful campus. Took a long walking tour around the university. Everyone especially the students were friendly and helpful. They helped us take group photos, made an effort to get out of the ...  read more »
  • The university was very nice. There are a lot of interesting things to do in Bloomington. A lot of nice parks 
  • Indiana University is home to over 40,000 undergraduates and several thousand graduate students on the Bloomington campus. Many of the Big Ten campuses are pretty, but none as beautiful as IUB. Like m...  read more »
  • Indiana University is a special place for me. I've been a student and an employee during my time in Bloomington., IN. Despite all the ups and downs I have truly fallen in love with IU. There is no campus like IU anywhere in the United States. The majesty of the limestone buildings and the constant sense of activity when school is in is unique to IU. All I recommend is to question your reality at the University. You are one of tens of thousands and you have to look out for yourself. Take your time going through school, and don't get caught up in projecting the power and majesty of the IU campus onto yourself. It is up to you to make your own way. The university will help you, but don't rely on it to define your career. Always think critically, but do so with a smile and an understanding that person-hood can get lost in the shuffle at an institution as large as Indiana University. Tyler Lipa B.A. Journalism '16
  • If you are plannimg on going to the Kelley school of business or the Jacobs school of music it may very well be worth your time. If you are looking to go to the college of arts and sciences (CASE) run now and never look back. I made the mistake of being optomistic and waiting too long so now I'm trapped in an infinite cycle of never being done with required classes that seem to have nothing to do with anything, will take up years of your time, and most only exist to drain student's money from them. Beautiful campus though it's awful in the winter 2/5 would not recommend.
  • Beautiful place. Just passing through, I got lost here on Google Maps
  • The campus is beautiful. Friend tripped and sprained his ankle and the staff got ice for him. Hard to top that!
  • I am a transfer student. but have lived in Bloomington longer than 1 semester. There are a few things that you will have to deal with when coming to IU. 1. The offices of admissions, financial aid, etc. work really slow for transfers so don't expect your account to be up to date for some time. 2. Parking for students does not exist outside of stadium parking where you will be required to buy a parking pass, $69 a semester, in order to take a bus. The buses get packed and students do occasionally have to wait on another bus 15 - 20 minutes later. Terrible in the winter. Update: I really am sick of the hundreds of students to 1 bus ratio. 3. There are way too many online choices for teachers to teach from. Let me explain. There is Canvas for my Psychology class, Oncourse for my Public Health classes, etc. It will drive you nuts to have 4 different .com's to switch back and forth all semester. Most of your teachers will be graduate students who are taking post graduate classes at IU. If you are looking to be taught by professors look somewhere else. I for one don't mind. Every teacher I have seems very competent in their fields. There is a mix of students here as with any college. I have seen more students here that are not interested in going to college than in the community college I went to. I've heard this is a party school, but haven't experienced that side, nor do I care to. All in all it's an okay school. I haven't been here long enough to compare their competency to other universities. Right now I would say it's a decent education. Update: 2nd semester just finished. Grades were great (3.9), but my teachers were awful. Wrong due dates posted, cancelled classes, etc. I have never seen so many disorganized professors in my life. Both the student body and faculty are very liberal, so watch out conservatives they will lash out at you for opposing opinions. I know of other conservative students being belittled for their views, so much for free speech, but never the less I didn't mind too much. I am just frustrated that I didn't learn anything constructive this semester. They really need to implement oversight of professors. The semester is over and I still haven't received grades for many assignments in multiple classes. Go to another university if at all possible. The only great thing about IU is its location and campus. Beautiful campus. Academics? Not so much...You'll notice most reviews are about the beauty of the campus and not the teachers/academics. There is a reason for that.
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