Indiana University - Bloomington Reviews
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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.
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.
The Kelley School of Business is highly ranked and rightfully so. I had an amazing four years with so many opportunities to get involved around campus, volunteer in the community, and work in teams to address complex business cases. An added bonus to a great education at a reasonable cost: Bloomington being one of the most beautiful college town you'll see.
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.