Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (15)
I genuinely enjoyed my matriculation through IUP. The professors were well educated but in my opinion, many of the lecture halls were overpopulated. However, the professors kept suitable office hours and seemed relatively helpful in assisting students through their classes. The school is not as diverse as I would have liked but students were given ample freedom to create and engage culturally. There was a lot of construction going on while I was in school but the end product was well worth it, with brand new suites and academic halls. On the other hand, the HUB could use a little updating. More specifically, the Nursing program (which is where I began my studies) was a top-notch program and produced some really great students/future nurses. I lost my passion for the field part way through but again, this program is for the best of the best and you have to be ready and willing to do the work. On the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed my matriculation through the Psychology program. I felt that the program was relatively compact, in terms of professors and coursework. It appeared that all of the professors had a common interest in making sure that you graduated from the program and not just "got through". I love that all of the classes for the Psych major were housed in one building, which added to the Psych community feel. Overall, I would say that IUP was a great institution with upstanding staff and faculty and ample resources for growth and development. Thinking back, it would have been nice to have more of a high profile entertainment scene (i.e., artists for homecoming and other events) but perhaps it was in IUP's budget. Anyhow, "cheers" to a wonderful undergrad experience!
The quality of education is good overall. Networking is limited to the Western part of Pennsylvania. Professors are very helpful, even well after graduating and more than happy to assist in any way. Make sure to maximize your time there - stray from your program and fully expand every opportunity.
IUP offered a lot of hands on experience and got us in the classroom early and often. The professors helped make sure both our content and teaching methods were well developed. The school counselors helped me graduate on time in four years in a very intensive and credit heavy major.
Currently at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, I am majoring in Sports Administration with a minor in Business administration, as well as pursuing my masters in Sport Science and Kinesiology. For my bachelors degree I was required to enroll in classes like Prevention and Care of Injuries, Motor Behavior, and Management Facilities and Events in Sports. I felt that my required courses allowed me to learn about both the financial and physical aspects of the sport industry which will be helpful in any career I may pursue with my degree. Indiana University of Pennsylvania offers a 4 + 1 program for the Sports Administration major which allows students to begin taking graduate classes even before they finish their bachelors degree. In other words, if the student is accepted into the Graduate Program they will be able to receive their Bachelor's and Master's Degree in only five years! This opportunity has led to me to maximize my time as a college student and graduate with two degrees in a short period of time. I am extremely happy with my decision to attend Indiana University of Pennsylvania and pursue dual degrees in Sport Administration/Sport Science.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a great place to immerse yourself into a diverse community. Academically: The Political Science department is a small department but has amazing professors. My advisor always took out the time to sit down with me and go over scheduling concerns and talk about future goals. Most of the professors write their own books and regularly attend conferences and seminars related to the coursework. The coursework usually has current events related to the syllabus, making the class engaging. Students have the opportunity to intern with various organizations, such as NextGen climate and the THIS Program in Harrisburg. Overall, the PLSC Department was very resourceful.. Socially: I love to say, "If you're bored on campus, you're sitting in your room doing nothing." There are over 200 (last time I was on campus) organizations that put on events that are both socially and academically beneficially to the student body. If there is an organization that is not on campus, students can create one. With the wide range of fraternities, sororities, clubs, and other organizations, there is a wide range of activities that students can participate in. I truly enjoyed my time at IUP and believe that with following the right resources, prospective students will have the same experience.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is a great college to attend. I may be a little biased but that's just because it has a huge variety of majors that can lead you into your dream job. The professors are really hands on, and the diversity which the school has amazing. I would recommend this University to anyone who is trying to further their education and wants the best college experience possible.
I really enjoyed the whole experience. My Masters degree was all online so I didn't have much class room experience there.
Phenomenal college. Provides the opportunities for anyone to succeed at a high level.
IUP is a beautiful, mid-sized school with a multitude of quality professors. The campus is close to Pittsburgh, but still rural enough to avoid the large crowds and traffic that comes with the city. The dining options are excellent, with a variety of choices and locations. Recently, IUP added a number of brand-new dorm buildings.
Iup was a great college. The advisors did their best to get you out in 4 years. The college spends money to keep buildings clean and up to date. The campus and town provide affordable living options.