Indiana University - Bloomington Reviews
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Going through the Baccalaureate Social Work program at IU Bloomington has prepared me significantly for my career. The professors knew us on a first name basis, even though class sizes were increasing. We were taught by professors who have real world experiences in the field of social work, all with different concentrations. This environment was personal, compassionate, and created many well-rounded social workers with whom I am in contact today. We went in different directions and all continue to do amazing things, and I believe it was based on the intimate nature of the social work courses. The professors care. They want us to succeed, because they understand from working in the field of social work, that more great social workers are needed in order to advocate for change for those who do not or are not able to have a voice to advocate for themselves. It is incredibly important that I continue with my graduate degree in social work so that I may continue to work towards my passion for helping those who cannot advocate on their own behalf. It is my belief, that with my graduate degree in social work, I will be able to dive in and help people understand themselves; to help them understand what their underlying root issues are and to work on those issues, instead of doing what I have experienced many other professionals not in social work doing with these families and clients by putting a bandaid on the symptoms. This University provided me with an abundance of cultural diversity and helped me see outside of the small town I came from and that there is more to this world than just the city limits of where I grew up. It is very important for me to attend a University that holds many of the same values that I do, both personally and professionally. This is why I have chosen to attend IU Bloomington again for my Master's Degree program.
Informatics at Indiana University was one of the first of its kind and it was a great program. My own dissatisfaction with the degree is the fact that I got lured into thinking it was a "hot" new field, when I never intended to work in any kind of information technology role. The major, though, gave me an opportunity to focus my learning on a cognate area, and I chose telecommunications applications because I really wanted to learn 3D animation, Flash and computer design-related topics. I was looking for more with the degree itself in terms of how to tie it all together, and wish I had the opportunity to take more classes of interest, however it's my own fault that I didn't go with my gut and major in fine arts. Let me get one thing straight though: the Bachelor of Science in Informatics is a great degree for those looking to enter the world of IT with more flexibility and opportunity to customize your major to your personal goals. If you're interested in Bioinformatics, Chemical Informatics or more specific applications of computing, it's perfect. Funny enough though, all of my jobs have been a combination of IT and some other field, which is exactly what the major is all about. The bottom line is to choose a major you're really interested in trying out for a while before you do anything else. Informatics is great if you don't want to fully commit to Computer Science, but if you're more interested in your focus area than the main concepts of IT, look somewhere else. Regardless of my few negative points, which I blame myself for, there's nowhere else I can imagine having gone to college than Indiana. Five stars overall for the entire experience!
I would not have changed one thing about my college experience. Indiana was the perfect school for my because it allowed me to excel academically and socially. I entered Indiana as a freshman and had no idea what I wanted to study and only knew about five people (out of 50,000 students). One week after graduation I got a job at a hospital, got accepted to a masters program for Occupational Therapy, and moved to a city where I live within a five mile radius from 25/30 of my sorority sisters. Indiana has not only set the roots for my academic and future career life, but my social life as well. If you are looking for a school that balances the two, then look no further... I only wish I was in your spot so that I could relive the best years of my life again!
Don't rely solely on your guidance counselors advice. Not specifically my university, but I know of many where the counselor misguided the students and they had to take additional courses, etc. Do your own research and have fun!
Excellent faculty: knowledgeable, encouraging, and friendly. Challenging but enriching program. Excellent environment, beautiful campus, and overall good town to live in as well.
My school was wonderful. I received good instruction to make me valuable in my field.
It's too expensive for what it offers. Unfortunately for most young adults and myself, we are told from a very young age and all throughout are schooling to try to get in college and how important it is. It's significance is limited, unless you want to join the boring 9 to 5 workforce.
Fantastic business school, recently renovated building, new technology in most classrooms, faculty is very experienced, 99% of students receive job offers after graduation.
I loved everything about Indiana University, the campus, the education, and the people. I am currently attending IU for my graduate degree because I didn't want to leave.
Great professors, great opportunities, however it is a large school so it's also possible to feel lost and insignificant, especially in classes over 50+ students.