Indiana University - Bloomington Reviews

3.81 out of 5 stars
(62 Reviews)
91% of 62 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 62 students said they would recommend this school to others
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1.4 out of 5 stars
Mary - 1/27/2020
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2021
"Indiana U. was a severe disappointment to our entire family. My child left after two years there after being a physics major. We found a particular professor to be extremely bad. There was no help for homework problems during class, he was busy with research during office hours and so was very unhelpful, there was no allocation of a TA for student usage by the University and they have strict policies in place when students use the internet to try to save themselves by completing homework assignments with online help to prepare for exams. There is also no one available in the student learning services to assist with homework and problem solving techniques. It was all BS. This is difficult subject matter and appalling that they, as a teaching institution did nothing to ensure student support and success. They are good at taking your tuition, but not good at upholding their end of the deal, which is to deliver a quality education in lieu of tuition charged. Go elsewhere."
2.0 out of 5 stars
Raphael - 11/4/2019
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2018
"A lot of the professors were retired professionals whose knowledge was transferrable from older, obsolete media. While general concepts were taught, a lot of the information wasnt directly transferrable to contemporary media and business strategies. Additionally, political ideology of said professors always seemed to find its way into discussions, creating unnecessary division amongst the class and created tension not conducive to thoughtful conversation. Overall, I was able to learn from their experiences and apply to my own skills. But those skills ended up taking me into a career in technology skills, not necessarily even related to my degree or courses I took. In essence, the media school taught me more about what I didn't want to pursue in media than helping me find my actual passion in media."
3.1 out of 5 stars
Jerome Williams - 9/5/2019
Degree: Religious Studies
Graduation Year: 2015
"Overall Indiana University is a pretty great college to attend. Being one of the largest colleges in the United States, students have access to a ton of resources from career services, to mentors, to numerous clubs to join. Despite its size it's fairly easy to find a place for yourself if you put in the effort. Their Religious Studies program is top notch with specialized professors spanning the entire gamut of religious beliefs. Unfortunately, outside of someone looking to go to graduate school, I cannot recommend a student getting a degree in, frankly, any of the humanities at this university outside of maybe journalism. If you want to get a job immediately after college, I would recommend students applying for SICE (School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering) or the Kelley School of Business. SICE is doing some interesting things right now with emerging technology and the Kelley School is well known for creating talent like Mark Cuban."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Keiland Cooper - 8/15/2019
Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2019
"Indiana University is among the best places to study in the country. While you will first be stricken by the outstanding beauty of the university, which has received numerous awards, you will stay for the academic quality that is comparable to the best institutions. Many faculty care about the student's development and will build personal relationships with you as you grow as a student. The technological presence of the university is also top-notch, and the array of academic programs offered will allow everyone to follow their specific passion. Getting involved is a much, whether it be as small as a student organization, or as large as a collaboration with a major company."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Natalie Absher - 7/24/2019
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2018
"The speech and hearing sciences program is very good at keeping you informed on what classes are required in order to graduate. They have a good selection fo classes that are very fun and interesting to take. I also found it easy to get observation hours where you watch a speech pathology session and get it signed off that you observed it. For a masters in this field, you need a certain number of observation hours."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Natalie Absher - 6/25/2019
Degree: Speech Pathology
Graduation Year: 2018
"I absolutely loved Indiana University. It is a beautiful campus with some amazing professors. I had advisors who would answer any question I had about the degree I chose and they were more than willing to help me make sure I got the classes I needed in the right order. I also loved how Indiana University would offer fun classes that you probably would never take had it not been offered. For example I took ballroom dance and metalsmithing and a class on Indiana folk art. I learned so much about not just my field, but things that genuinely interested me."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Amy S Curtis - 5/27/2019
Degree: Political Science
Graduation Year: 2011
"I greatly enjoyed my time and my social experience at Indiana University Bloomington- I would not trade that experience for anything. However, that experience did not have any impact on my future career path, career opportunities, or future earning potential. I received my most valued career and work experience through internships that were self sought after and that I did not receive credit for."
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tatiana Martinez - 3/29/2019
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2012
"It was everything I could have wanted and more. The campus was that from a movie with beautiful historic architecture and a magical forest in the center of campus. The classes exceeded my expectations and always had me wanting more. I am grateful that I did a major in psychology with a minor in music. The opportunities on campus were never ending. If I had the chance to do it all over again, I would. The community in Bloomington, IN is what sets it apart from other campuses. I was fortunate enough to have obtained several jobs while working towards my degree. Those jobs allowed me the opportunity to create long lasting relationships in the community that I will never forget."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Celestia Smith - 2/26/2019
Degree: English
Graduation Year: 1995
"I had an amazing experience at Indiana. Bloomington is a great place to live and study. The quality of my classes was exceptional, especially after I completed the general education requirements and began working on my upper level courses that focused specifically on my major(s ). I received excellent counseling, and years after receiving my degree, I still remain in contact with several of my professors who are now my academic peers."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Double major at the Indiana University - 12/30/2018
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2004
"I graduated from Indiana University with double majors (Business Process Management and Islamic Finance) and double minors (Economics and International Studies). The Islamic Finance degree was not officially offered as a formal major. I proposed the curriculum under the auspices of the Individualized Major Program (IMP) and the Department of Religious Studies. Since both my majors were granted from different schools (Kelley School of Business and College of Arts & Sciences), I obtained a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts. Careful planning would make it possible to finish the two degrees in four years as most requirements for both programs can be fulfilled concurrently. However, it took me an extra year due to my previous transfer from another university. Total credits I had accomplished were more than 140, but that was because there were credits from my prior university which did not fulfill any requirements. The business degree program came with two career development courses which proved to be very valuable down the road during my career. Unfortunately, the career service did not prove to be very useful. Maybe they are not designed for international student in mind. As one-fifth of the student body consist of international student, the office should have brought more international student-friendly employers to campus. Please be aware that it had been more than ten years since I graduated so the programs may change. Please check with the admission. The alumni office actively engaged with alumni despite my club reside in southeast Asia. I appreciate the engagement as they brought together alumni in my country regardless of their graduation classes a camaraderie that ranges from dinner parties, alumni outreach, and even to educational partnerships with local universities."

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