Indiana State University Reviews

  • 43 Reviews
  • Terre Haute (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,160
74% of 43 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 43 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Adrian Nicholls
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2023
  • Degree: Aviation
"Indiana State is a great school for value. The environment is welcoming and the school truly wants the students to succeed. Campus and the surrounding area is nice. Athletics are great and the facilities are exceptional for a school of this size. You can graduate early if you come in with credits."
  • Reviewed: 1/8/2020
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"My experience at my college university was the best decision I made for myself! Especially going away to college makes such a difference. You learn who you are without your parents or the comfortable environment you were in. Indiana State University became my home away from home. The professionals there were so helpful but at times you had to take the bad with the good with some individuals. Just like any other college. When I found out I wanted to major in Recreational Therapy I was welcomed right in with the nicest and most respectful professors and classmates. The organization of the school was by far the best and I knew I could go to just about anyone for help. My recreational therapy program was smaller than most other majors but it made it more personable for the students and the classes were always so intriguing. My professors and classmates made my experience the best and I am happy I found something that I had a passion for."
Nicholas Odle
  • Reviewed: 11/2/2019
  • Degree: Nursing
"I completed the piano performance degree at Indiana Statue University initially when I went to college. I attended based on scholarship from a piano audition. Music was a field that I excelled in naturally for music theory and skills. I was not interested in music history and found that coarse work for this degree became mostly studies of the history of music as I entered the end of my bachelors degree and prepared for graduate studies in Piano Performance as a major. I am glad that I completed the Bachelors degree in Piano Performance at Indiana state, but do not currently use this degree for income. I do however enjoy volunteering at church. I earned a BSN degree for Nursing at Indiana State University. I found the coarse work interesting and useful in daily life and quickly started to become a health resource for family and friends around me. I learned in seeking this degree how to study effectively, take notes, and how to take tests in the application format. Indiana State University made the most sense for me because of proximity and convenience. At the time I was applying to Indiana State University I was just leaning the different degrees within the field of nursing. I felt that the BSN degree would be the best overall choice with the option to build on grad school in the future. The other option I that I considered was applying to IVY Tech, however the waiting list would have prevented me from starting school for an additional 2 years and would finish with only an ASN in nursing. I felt that the staff were approachable and encouraging."
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2019
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Indiana University is an amazing college that provided me with an extensive and stellar undergraduate learning experience. The School of Education was my second home and the faculty were as warm as family. I am a proud alumni as Indiana University deserves the high merits that it is given. Graduates from the School of Education are sought out across the country and are well received as applicants. There are so many opportunities for support for students that are focused and committed."
Needs a lesson in basic communication
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2019
  • Degree: Education
"I don't know about the other programs, but getting someone from the Education department to respond is difficult at best. I've reached out with a number of questions, trying to discern whether or not their program would be a good fit. I had basic questions, like how arrangements are handled for the required monthly visits to campus, what type of workload to expect since I'm also working full-time, and other usual questions. I have called and I have emailed. I got on the canned email list that just tells me to apply, but those emails are not substantive. I was told by one person to contact someone specific, and I did, and he did respond - to tell me he wasn't the person to whom I need to speak. Multiple follow-ups with the alleged correct people have gone unanswered. Save your time and energy and apply to a different program."
Shannon Greenwood
  • Reviewed: 5/23/2019
  • Degree: Criminology
"Indiana State University provided ample opportunities for me to learn from professors in my field. I liked that several of my professors were creative and innovative in their approach to teaching. Many professors I learned from had published books in my field and were well respected locally and nationally. The criminology program was beneficial to my career goals and having a minor in psychology assisted me in finding and keeping employment in the mental health field over the last 20 years. I am now seeking my masters degree at another university but feel that ISU provided me with a solid base from which to enter my masters."
Jessica Hartman
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2019
  • Degree: Education
"Indiana State University is often a school for young, local students from Indiana. Although I was from Indiana, I was not as young as my classmates. In fact, I didn't attend Indiana State University until I was 26. Because of this, I did not have the "traditional" college experience as many young adults do who come directly from high school. With that being said, I have nothing negative to say about my experience there. I was initially guided appropriately by my counselor. My degree plan was clear and precise. My classes were thoughtful and mind-expanding. I had professors who cared and gave me plenty of one-on-one attention. I graduated with honors in 3 years and I'm proud to be a Tree! Go Sycamores!"
  • Reviewed: 2/9/2019
  • Degree: Occupational Safety
"I went to Indiana State University occupational safety management online for three weeks. Thats right -- three weeks! Booth of the classes I had asked me to do things I had never heard of, was not in the 100+ page reading assignments, not in the hour long online lectures, so I bounced. This program may be good for on-campus students but the online side is a joke. Dont be fooled, go somewhere else"
Monette Harrison
  • Reviewed: 12/30/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"Indiana State University is a great place to attend school. It is a medium sized University with voluminous opportunities for personal and professional growth. ISU has grown and changed a great deal since I attended, only getting better. They offer Greek life, on and off campus housing, cultural events at no to minimal charge, fabulous homecoming events, work study, scholarship opportunities, just to name a few. If you desire a place to be where they get to know you and have many offerings to assist you now and in your future, ISU is a great place to be!"
Amy Michelena
  • Reviewed: 1/7/2018
  • Degree: Nursing
"Indiana State University has an excellent RN to BSN program academically . I had always felt that I was a mediocre writer at best. After completing ISU's nursing program I felt that my writing skills had improved immensely. I also have a better understanding of APA format. The discussion board posting assignments allow students to interact and give constructive feed back. These assignments help alleviate the disconnected feeling you can sometimes get while completing an on-line program. This program focuses heavily on community health nursing which I found challenging at times because I did not have a community health nursing background. If you are not from Indiana, I would suggest doing some research on where you can complete your clinical hours. Most hospitals require a contract with ISU in order for you to complete your clinical hours in their facility. I found that hospitals did not want to have a contract with ISU for just one student. Unfortunately ISU will not help you find your preceptors or places that will accept a contract with them. I lucked out and knew someone that was a director at a hospital and she pulled some strings for me. If you cannot find a place to complete your hours that is approved by your instructor, this can prevent you from graduating. The classes were excellent, but unfortunately the fact that ISU does not help you find clinical sites to complete your BSN degree would make me recommend this school with a disclaimer attached."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2017
  • Degree: Electronics
"If you're looking for a degree in electrical technology/engineering, don't waste your time and just go the electrical engineering route at Purdue or Rose Hulman. Yes, it's expensive but let me tell you my experience and where i'm at today 11 years after graduating with a degree in electronics and computer technology. This degree that ISU is a non-ABET (Accredidation board for engineering and technology) accredited program. This accredidation years ago was not required to have but unfortunately by tighter regulations set forth by the government, and companies affraid to get sued, having this accredited degree has become the trend. This accredidation is extremely important! You might hear that "ABET accredidation is only applicable to engineers." This is not true. I've been in the field for 11 years now and i can't even remember how many jobs I was denied because my degree isn't ABET and it didn't even matter or not if the job was or wasn't an engineering position. You can go down the street and get the same degree that's ABET accredited from DeVry but if you later want a PE license and become a professional licensed engineer most states won't approve DeVry even that it's ABET. Here's another interesting fact. Now listen to this important piece of information. If you decide to pursue this degree or if you already have one, the only way to ever obtain an ABET accredidation is to repeat the degree through an ABET accredited program; a masters in engineering does not supplement a degree from ISU to recieve ABET accredidation because a masters degree is not technical learning like an ABET undergraduate program. How do I know this you might ask? I've been in pursuit of a PE license and have talked to 4 universities and they've all reviewed my transcripts and say the same thing; "To achieve ABET you need the undergraduate program, because the masters program is not ABET." Experience usually allows one to prepare and take the exam to obtain a license but not anymore. I'm looking to redo my undergraduate degree, not solely for a PE but the ABET accredidation. I feel ISU has ripped me off for my $50k i'm still paying for, not entirely but why were students entering the program not educated on this. Some friends and I found this out our senior year and it was purely disappointing. This program still isn't ABET. It's accredited by some accredidation employers don't give a rats a** about. If you're not ABET, engineering or technology, you're wasting your time and money at ISU's electrical program. If someone tells you it is and you're not sure, go to the ABET website and you can find out by state and university which programs at the school are ABET. If you don't see it, it's not ABET. I hope this helps"
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"The Masters program was small, so the student teacher ratio was excellent. You also got to know the other students well over the course of the program. There wasn't much to do in Terre Haute other than study, which made it great for academics."
Meagan Lewsader
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"I recently began this venture after being out of school for 14 years. The application process was easy, first semester was wonderful, and looking forward to Summer classes to begin next week. The Graduate advisor and Director work one on one with me while planning my academic goals and are encouraging every step of the way. I would highly recommend this program for anyone wanting to experience the traditional MBA experience."
Tatiana Martinez
  • Reviewed: 3/30/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"From the moment I set foot on the Indiana University campus, I was swept up in the magic that is Indiana University. The teachers were reliable, supportive and willing to help. The opportunities were readily available for those willing to seek them out. I would highly recommend pursuing a degree at Indiana University."
Holly Yeung
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2017
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"Indiana University has a variety of useful sources to promote both educational and personal growth. Unfortunately, I was unable to utilize them while attending due to the lack of introduction to the educational system. I felt shuffled in and lost in a crowd of students. My advisers did the bare minimum to keep me on a vague degree track. Without parents or guardians to guide me, I felt like I had never been taught or given expectations of how to properly utilize the classes to create a useful career path (such as which degrees were popular and growing or which degrees did not have a demand).I know now how much potential Indiana University would have had for my career if I had only known what to do."
Jerry Abrew
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2017
  • Degree: Human Resources
"I love Indiana State University and highly recommend ISU to anyone looking to further their education. The curriculum has been challenging and the faculty is extremely professional and helpful. I completed a large portion of the degree online and the ability to watch lectures and complete the same course work of in class students has been a blessing!"
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2017
  • Degree: Public Health
"Indiana taught me a lot about myself. I have learned how to socialize yet also be an independent person. Because of IU I now intend to get a Master's in Public Health. My goal is to be able to reduce a lot of the health condition that the US faces. Examples include cancer, obesity, AIDS, etc. and I plan on accomplishing this through extensive research and performing various studies."
Junia McDole
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2017
  • Degree: Criminology
"I really enjoyed most everything about attending ISU online. The only issue I had was with financial aid. It was a little bit difficult to get the information I needed. Other than that I learned a lot through the online classes and it helped me grow as a person."
Kristin Garrigan
  • Reviewed: 2/6/2017
  • Degree: Information Technology
"A great program that gave me the skills I needed and opened a lot of career doors. Very small class sizes and great one on one interaction with the professors. The University made me safe and valued as a student and learner. There is an amazing variety of extra curricular activities and ways to get involved with the school."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Higher Education
"I enjoyed my time at this institution. I was able to connect with other graduate students like myself and foster relationships with other students. The faculty in my program very knowledgeable about the field and the program allowed plenty of practical experiences."