Indiana State University Reviews

  • 42 Reviews
  • Terre Haute (IN)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,160
74% of 42 students said this degree improved their career prospects
90% of 42 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Jessica Joslin
  • Reviewed: 6/28/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
"Having gone through my early education on campus, I was a little reserved about attending classes online. I was worried the quality of the classes offered wouldn't compare to classes on campus. I was pleasantly surprised to find the instructors accessible, the classes challenging, and the ease of enrolling and accessing material high. I was gladly refer anyone seeking a flexible school curriculum to Indiana State University."
Savannah Price
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2015
  • Degree: Biology
"The biology graduate program at Indiana State University is great! The faculty are approachable and helpful. The university as a whole is not as good, but the biology department makes up for the shortfalls of the university. Tuition is waved for most biology graduate students, however, the university requires that several fees be paid out-of-pocket. Most of the positions available are teaching assistantships, but some research assistantships are available. They provide enough stipend to live on if you budget properly, so you should not need loans to go here."
  • Reviewed: 9/14/2015
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Indiana state has a great criminology program and I would recommend to anyone"
Adrienne McCarthy
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2014
  • Degree: Nutrition
"The work is not difficult, but there is a lot of it. The program is small, they are trying to hire on two new teachers to help expand it. They only take on 16 students each year. The biggest perk to this program is that they have the internship built into the program, so you are not left scrambling to find a dietetic internship. With an overall rate of 50% of people failing to find an internship, I feel that that is worth putting up with having to live in Indiana for two years! You will also be discouraged from finding a job, but they do not offer enough financial aid to get you through the year without one. You will need to be very dedicated in order to do well in this program. That said, everyone here is very helpful and they will do anything they can to make things work for you."
Alexandria Clum
  • Reviewed: 8/15/2014
  • Degree: Public Health
"I am very fortunate to be part of a graduate program with accessible faculty who supports each of us and wants us to succeed."
Hannah Cline
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Nutrition
"The campus is small enough to feel welcome and not overwhelmed, but big enough to give you a sense of adventure. You can make your college career exactly what you want- focused and driven with no community engagement, or become involved in campus life completely. My program was small, but all of my teachers were wonderful and really cared about me as a student."
Allison M. Herzog
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"A Human Development & Family Studies degree from the College of Nursing, Health and Human Services will open many doors and procure employment opportunities for students wanting to work with children, families and/or the elderly in the public or private sector. Since most local and state government positions require at least a Bachelor's degree, ISU's curriculum in HDFS prepares students with the skills and education needed to understand these populations. Since volunteer work is required in some classes, coursework knowledge is gained through implementation of studies with hands-on training."
Catherine Lynn
  • Reviewed: 7/9/2014
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"ISU was a great school to attend both on campus and online. So much has changed since I attended. The campus is small enough that you don't feel rushed getting between classes but large enough that you don't feel like you have no privacy or space. I attended for 5 years and am now over $140K in student loan debt. Financially ISU is not a great option but the classes and campus make up for that. I studied criminology which is now no longer offered it Is now a Criminal Justice degree. I have never once used my degree since graduating. There are not that many jobs in my field. Overall I had a great time at ISU."
Adrienne McCarthy
  • Reviewed: 7/5/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Indiana State does not offer much in the way of financial aid to graduate students, but the program includes functional training that will be incredibly useful in my future career. And I love the rec center <3"
Adam RN
  • Reviewed: 5/21/2014
  • Degree: Nursing
"I love ISU. The teachers are great. They really treat me like an individual. The quality of the education is very high. I can't say anything bad about the school EXCEPT that they want me to do 210 clinical hours to complete the RN to BSN program. Many programs like this require little to NO clinical time. I feel this is excessive."
Elizabeth Ballone
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2013
  • Degree: Communications (Speech Pathology)
"Pros: experiential learning, staff support, nice campus Cons: Rigorous program, boring city"
Karen Brenner
  • Reviewed: 4/12/2013
  • Degree: Higher Education
"The pro's of the Student Affairs and Higher Education program are the practicum experiences and required assistantship. Having a cohort that you take all your classes with is also very beneficial, almost like a grad school family. The only negative thing is the geographical location of Terre Haute. It's not the most diverse and fun place to reside."
Alexis Rusch
  • Reviewed: 2/23/2013
  • Degree: Photography
"I really like the photography program. The campus does have a high crime rate after dark. I've only been attending a couple of months."
Jeanette Youngblood Robles
  • Reviewed: 2/7/2013
  • Degree: English
"I enjoyed the program after the first semester. The first semester is like writing and grammar boot camp to see who can cut the program or not. Students write three lengthy papers that are not like anything in the undergraduate English program. Whomever survives theses core classes moves on to the classes that are more relaxed and the lucky ones get to be teaching assistants. My completed all of the English lit classes then realized I wanted to get the specialization in creative writing. I was happy with that part of the program as I was allowed to submit a creative writing project for graduation. After tons of rewrites, I graduated finally. Overall, this was a good program, but a few instructors are stuck in their ways and want to to write with their methods for creative writing."
Sonya Harris
  • Reviewed: 12/22/2012
  • Degree: Business
"The sports management program at Indiana State University is great. They offer students a complete insight on what it takes to become a sports manager in the sports world. As a former basketball player their are many things that one did not know about. Taking up sports management program will allow one to expand knowledge to young children and adults who may be seeking to play basketball in high school and collegiate levels."
Amanda Romas
  • Reviewed: 12/12/2012
  • Degree: Education
"My graduate program is a M.Ed in School Counseling. The biggest asset of this program is the amount of networking that takes place. Whether it is the hands on fieldwork/Prac/Internship in the field or the professional development conferences and guest speakers that are invited to come to our classes, this program has immersed me into the educational scene. Additionally, the program director is incredibly dedicated to her students and goes to incredible lengths to ensure your success. The supervision provided by the university is unmatched and the development of the cohort into a working body of professionals is phenomenal. The program is geared toward working adult professionals in a distance format, and as such, you can go through the program at your own pace when it comes to on-site hours. The rigor of the program still leaves you with the knowledge and ability to be effective within your community after graduation. The con's of the program relates to how the program was set up to function. Based on the amount of time spent on campus during the summers, it is evident that this program was set up for teachers. Most working adults outside of the educational setting do not have the amount of time available to them over the summer to dedicate that amount of time on campus - especially if they are distance students."
Breanna Lee
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2012
  • Degree: Education
"Indiana State University's Student Affairs graduate program is excellent. The program requires an assistantship as well as three practicum experiences in areas of your interest. This type a of practical programs provides the most hands on, real life experiences that you can get as a Student Affairs Professional. I can say that the program made me feel like I was well prepared to go into the work field and be successful. Because I really enjoyed the program, it is hard for me to point out flaws in the program."
Danette Coughlan
  • Reviewed: 12/1/2012
  • Degree: Education
"The PhD program in Higher Education Leadership is extraordinary!"
Danette Coughlan
  • Reviewed: 10/21/2012
  • Degree: Education
"ISU has one of the top-ranked programs of its kind in the country. The PhD program with the Higher Education Leadership focus has actually changed my life!"
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2011
"Having been to school and completed a LVN course 3 year ago, I would like to say when it comes to scholls its been my experiance when it comes wright down to it there all the same, Most people who wright these reviews havent finished any program. Dont worry about all thie little things, my advice is, make sure its an acredited school, as close to home as you can get, then just sign up and start going, let nothing get in your way. Dont focus on all the little BS comes up ignore it and move on, I base my opion not only on my personel experiances but also co workers ive talked, we all have the same storys at diffrent school, Just Do It! you wont regret it if you do your best graduate and start racking in the money."