Indiana University - Bloomington Reviews
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Extremely valuable education; hands-on professors with real-world experiences.
I thought that the Kelley School of Business curriculum was both challenging and exciting. The materials we learned were relevant, topical, and have assisted me as I've moved forward in my career. I would wholeheartedly recommend IU to anyone that was wondering if it was the right place to go.
Indiana University is a world class institution. Bloomington is a beautiful campus, the professors are friendly and knowledgable, excellent classmates/students/locals, school spirit, and plenty of sports and/or groups to get involved in. I would absolutely recommend IU to anyone looking for a great college experience.
I went to Law School at IU Bloomington in the class of 1985. The group of students that I attended with were some of the smartest friendliest and most intellectually challenging that I have ever met. I can not think of a better place to pursue a Law Degree. My professors took a real interest in us and really taught us how to, "think like a lawyer". If you go, same some time to go to the Law School watering hole, Nicks.
The Informatics program at IU was the best decision I could have made. The program was among the very first Informatics programs in the nation and prepared students for careers as consultants, business analysts, tech leads, etc. The coursework was project-heavy, so students learned how to work within a team environment towards meeting milestones and deadlines.
Political Science was a great base for those going to law school. However, friends encouraged me to take advantage of IU's business school, which turned out to be world class. While I had offers to work in government based on my social sciences education, the business school opened up a whole new set of opportunities. The Kelley Business school also offered an incredible class, X410, which helped bring hiring companies to campus, to help prepare graduates' resumes and mock interviews to be at your best when the time came.
While the overall education and experience I gained from this institution was valuable, the administration was unhelpful and at times disorganized.
I loved The School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IU because we felt like a family. It was not about competing with your peers, but having discussions and learning to see others points of view. The adjunct professors taught students about the real world application of our major.
Growing up in Indiana, all my life I dreamed of going to IU. Right after high school I walked through the sample gates off of Kirkwood Avenue as a student. IU is a big school, and it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle. However, class sizes are relatively small for most classes and instructors proved to have both the time and interest in helping me to succeed. For the larger required classes, like math, there are large lectures that are then broken down to smaller lab meetings throughout the week. So, even the large classes are made personal. I also lived in campus housing in McNutt dormitory. It was there that I met friends that I have to this day, nearly 20 years later. Living on campus was convenient and even though the campus is large, it doesn't take more than 15-20 minutes to walk anywhere on campus. This is not a hardship because the campus itself is beautiful and I found it relaxing to walk through.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the community of Bloomington as part of my college experience. Bloomington is a great place to live; it has a lot of great restaurants, clubs, and interesting but quirky shops. It's a wonderful place to live and attend school, your home away from home!
The original Bloomington campus of Indiana University (IU) is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of higher learning in the state. The teachers are certainly some of the most accomplished professionals in their respective fields. The school has an impressive academic history that is respected not only in the region but in the world.
IU has a reputation for academic excellence so you can expect to receive the education for which you are paying. I studied English Literature on campus and was routinely impressed by my instructors. But, IU is more than just another university it is an experience. The campus grounds are beautiful; I still miss walking through the Dunn Woods, located right in the middle of the campus, on my way from Ballantine Hall (a place you will spend much time in) to Swain Hall. The Indiana Memorial Union building is also one of the great on campus attractions where you can find just about anything from a book store to a bowling alley.
As an English major one of the most exciting features of IU for me is the Lilly Library. It houses one of the largest and most impressive collections of rare books, manuscripts and personal papers of famous authors and celebrities in the world. During my studies at the school I was allowed to examine some of the library’s collections for a project. This included Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes’ handwritten papers and book collections. My most memorable moment from my time at IU was getting to handle and examine dozens of drafts of unpublished short stories by Kurt Vonnegut with his own markings and annotations.
Whatever your academic interest IU is likely to have features that will make your stay there more exciting and memorable. The school is also a major sports college that has a dedicated faculty and fan base for both Football and, of course since this is Indiana, Basketball.