Indiana University, Bloomington (IU)

Bloomington, IN

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Indiana University, Bloomington

Indiana University, Bloomington

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Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 10 Review

Nightlife:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

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Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Overall

In deciding to come to Indiana University I knew it was going to be a new experience for me coming from such a small high school back home, but I knew it was the right choice for me because I wanted something different. I wanted to attend a university with countless opportunities to get involved and provide you with a plethora of resources that allow you to stay focused and receive any aid that you may need for any subject. I think college is a time for students to truly gain a sense of who they are in and outside the classroom. It teaches you time management, independence, study habits, and so much more. I recommend any student who is beginning their college search to first weigh all their options, then choose a school that truly fits them as a person and will help them grow into a young adult. Going to a school or university that is the right fit for you is detrimental in your success at that specific school and your overall college experience. It can make or break you. My biggest piece of advice is really do your research and think about what you want to do with your career and base your decision off of that. I know Indiana University is great fit for me because it was a new experience and place for me. Along with that they have a great science department which is truly important to me being a biology major. College is big step in a young persons life and a great experience that everyone who has the means and capabilities should be able to experience.

Academics

With Indiana University being such a big school there are many different classrooms and accommodations that have to be met to fit everyone. As I mentioned before I attended a high school that is considered to be small, but coming here I was in lecture halls with the same amount of students as my graduating class in high school. For me it was somewhat intimidating and overwhelming. As the semester went on I got use to it even though I was not able to receive that one on one help that I was use to, but I was able to receive that by attending my professors office hours. Office hours are a great tool and instrument that I believe all students should take advantage of. You are able to get the one on one attention you need to help you understand what you were confused about in a lecture hall of three-hundred people. But not all class sizes are this big. Indiana University does have class sizes that average around twenty to twenty-five students and these are usually english courses, foreign languages and some math course. Being a biology major some of the courses are very rigorous but with all the on-campus resources, you can receive help in any subject. From office hours to academic support centers within the dorms there are so many places students can go in order to receive help. Not only do they help you with your work and understanding but they also aid you in time management and how to split up the huge workload you receive in college. I think the biggest issue students have in college is going in thinking they can get by doing what they did in high school which is not true at all. College is time consuming hard and takes pure diligence to make it through.

College Life

Indiana University is known not only for its great academics but also the social life outside of the classroom. With such a diverse crowd of people and so many students there is always something to do to ease the stress of the week. Whether thats spending time with your friends shopping in kirkwood, tailgating before a big football game we may have that day, or attending one of our great basketball games at assembly hall, there is always something for everyone. Not only that but the school itself and some organizations put on activities and vets throughout the week and on the weekends. Everyone knows the demands of college and the inevitable stress that comes along with it, so I think it is truly amazing Bloomington provides such a social life to help us cope with a long, hard, rigorous week.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

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Nightlife:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Alumnus - Grad Year 2003

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Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

Bloomington is a great college town and IU is a top academic institution. Basketball is a way of life in Indiana and Tom Crean seems poised to return the program to greatness. I was enrolled in the Kelley School of Business, majoring in Finance and Accounting, and the classroom gave me the foundation for a successful career as a management consultant.

Academics

Indiana offered a wide range of classes. Some of my favorites included electives such as Earthquakes & Volcanoes and the Psychology 101 & 102 classes. The professors seemed to genuinely care for the students that put forth the effort to succeed. The workload was not unbearable, and permitted plenty of time for partying.

College Life

Many of my closest friends are from college and I still keep in touch with them. Tailgating for football games was always one of my favorite fall activities, even if the football program isn't all that great. For me, the Greek life provided plenty of weekend activities to choose from.


Alumnus - Grad Year 2005

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Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 2 of 5 Stars
Overall

I think that it's okay. It's not nearly as good as some of the other big ten and they don't do anything as far as helping with job placement. I think that is one of the biggest problems with colleges, they need to be more dedicated to finding students jobs, internships, etc. I loved being a part of the Greek system and I think that in order to make a very large school, small, it helps. It's a good way to get involved in all the great things about being on a big campus - tailgates, etc.

Academics

Classes were fine, some harder than others...but not unbelievably challenging. Like any college coursework, some classed demanded more work than others. Classes could range from 25 to 250, depending on what the classes were. The accounting classes were obviously much larger than say an Italian class.

College Life

Greek system is huge, tailgating. The social atmosphere can be a lot for a freshman, since there isn't much to do but hang out in dorms. Campus safety was fine, the police in Bloomington have it out for the students. Football and basketball games were something social to do. Weekend activities vary depending on if you are in a sorority/fraternity or not.


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Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated n/a of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Overall

The overall enivorment was very wecloming and very enjoyable. The college was larger than expected due to the fact that im from a smaller town but the college had a very friendly community. I am very excited to possibly attend the college.

Academics

They have a wide variety of class options in which I am excited to experience. The college professors were very friendly, and the class sizes that I saw were rather large and diverse. I truely look forward to the mathematics classes and sciences classes offered at IU.

College Life

They had many clubs and activities to offer at IU as well as the weekend enivorment was very welcoming. There were also many extracurricular activities as well as sporting events that I am looking forward to attending when provided the chance.


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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Overall

I am attending Indiana University in the fall of 2012 and I will be a full time student. What I am most looking forward to that I learned about during my college visit is all the clubs and activities offered at Indiana. I am very excited to participate in all the activities that I can because I am looking forward to meeting alot of new people that I can experience college with. Along with the activities, the campus was so beautiful, far more than the other colleges that I visited. The campus itself really sold me on attending Indiana in the fall.

Academics

From doing research about the school, I have learned that the academic process can be quite rigorous and sometimes an intense load of homework, but going into college I am prepared and expect this. I will be there for an education so I will need to persuade myself to keep up my grades.

College Life

When I went on my visit in Augest of 2011, the campus was bustling with life. There were students walking around in large groups of people seeming as though they were having the time of their lives. In the Union the atmosphere was great, incompassing many people studying and others just spending time with their friends. I also went to a football game which I enjoyed greatly.


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Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 3 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars

Overall Rating

Detailed Ratings

Nightlife:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Housing:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Greek Life:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Diversity:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Off Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
On Campus Dining:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Local Atmosphere:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Campus Facilities:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
College Life:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Academics:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Safety & Security:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars
Athletics:
Rated 4 of 5 Stars
Job/Career Placement:
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

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