Indiana University - Bloomington Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (51)
I specifically chose the Journalism school at Indiana University for it's program. Although the classes were very informative, they were not adapting to the progressive times and the advancement of technology. Journalism students were not allowed to minor or take telecommunication classes due to strict policy. As of now, the Journalism school has been unfortunately retired. Overall, wonderful school, but very large. Class sizes vary on headcount so intimacy with instructors varies.
Choosing to attend Indiana University in Bloomington was one of the best decisions of my life. I spent four amazing years here that I will truly never forget. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and well maintained, full of history, and the programs available are nationally recognized. The libraries, computer labs, science labs, and the Union were all great resources for me to use during my undergraduate career. I truly believe that my time, money, and effort were all well spent here. While there are many students attending IU (~40,000), Bloomington has a great small town feel, so it is not too overwhelming.
When considering my college choices, I went on 7 different campus visits, but none came close to my experience at Indiana University. I knew that IU was a good school, but I had no idea how good of a school that it actually was. I was blown away at the number of nationally recognized programs and faculty that call Bloomington home. Having a highly ranked school in my content area was important to me, and Indiana University gave me plenty of options. What excited me most, however, was the number of opportunities that presented themselves along with the academics. There are almost too many clubs and extracurricular activities to choose from. At the risk of sounding clich, there is something for everybody. I got involved with the student radio station, worked with the local church ministries, played on three intramural teams, and met my future wife...and that was just freshman year! My advisor kept me feeling confident and focused on my course direction, while my professors kept me engaged and motivated. I have nothing but good things to say about Indiana University and I know you will feel the same way. If you want more proof, go take a visit.
Indiana University is a great place for students to engage in fun and learning. There is so much here to see and do. Learning takes place in both the classroom and out. Many of the professors and teachers here are well rounded and educated individuals. They are assets to the students and provide so much knowledge. It is a big place, but once you get the lay of the land, it is really a great place to be and feels like a close community.
Indiana University Bloomington is a beautiful and vibrant campus. The campus offers many unique trails and pathways to get to and from class. This particular aspect is what first drew me to attend Indiana. There was just something about walking campus during any season that offered a kind of serenity that you won't get anywhere else. It didn't take long to realize that along with the campus, the students and staff were also beautiful and vibrant. The diversity at Indiana really makes attending there a once and lifetime experience. I am extremely happy with the degree and with the time I spent at Indiana!
My time at Indiana University has definitely been a positive one. My major, human biology, is a newly formed major and it encompassed man things that I am interested in. As a pre-medical student, the courses are definitely tough. I would say that I can count on my hand the number of faculty that I believe went above and beyond to teach and sincerely want the best for me. I'm sure this is the case at most large public institutions and I'm sure that I am a stronger person because nothing was handed to me.
Indiana University Bloomington and the Jacobs School of music have been a wonderful and busy experience for me. There are so many different interesting classes you can take and I have learned so much beyond just my field that i find invaluable. For music students my recommendation is to come for graduate school, due to the work load for undergraduate music major being so intense. The greek system has a bad reputation from the past couple of years are past and the bad eggs have been removed from the University which has really straightened out the on campus greek system. The off campus fraternities and sororities are great opportunities as well for students who want something more specific, like a black, latino, or even Chemistry fraternity! The athletics have always been a point of pride for IU and it is not just limited to varsity sports. The intramural system is vast at IU and has every sport you could imagine. There is even a group you can join to play Quidditch. I am very satisfied with my experience at Indiana and would recommend to most people but definitely Business, music, and IT majors to consider IU.
The rigor of the classes associated with my major prepared me for the intensity and pace I would find with my graduate studies. Without this preparation, I would've found myself drowning and falling behind. The wide spectrum of classes my major provided also gave me a large knowledge base that would allow me to pursue many different careers if I so pleased. Indiana University also did an amazing job at providing job and career fairs to those students who needed help networking and finding help with internships, graduate schools, or careers outside of school.
Indiana University has a great campus that offers a variety of different degrees and organizations for one to join. As a Public Health major at IU I felt as though my professors taught me a lot about the field through their experiences in the field. I enjoyed the different jobs I learned about based on careers that my professors had. They also did a great job of showing me how to network and meet other professionals in my field.
Indiana University offers a wide variety of courses. I personally found interest in the health care field and chose to study Kinesiology. Indiana University provided me numerous classes with outstanding professors allowing me to learn a great deal. Ultimately, Indiana University allowed me to be accepted into my graduate program and provided me all of the necessary tools.