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  • 08/11/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    25 out of 25 people found this review useful. 1 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are looking to learn more about other backgrounds and cultures. It is especially great for students who are looking for many friends to make and countless things to do. And it is especially great for students looking into a field of technology or nursing.

    Tips for prospective students

    For many students reading this, I would advise you to finish as strongly as you can in your last year of high school. Your most important years are the freshman and senior year (at least in my opinion), especially senior year. You also want to be really active in the school as well as the community because IUPUI has several scholarships for just community service. You really want to put your best foot forward when you get into IUPUI or any other college.

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI is worth every penny. It is always something going on on campus, IUPUI have brought many well-known speakers to the campus, and it is and has been just an enriching experience

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being down at IUPUI. The city around it is amazing and nothing is too far. You have an opportunity to make many friends and just learn new things because again IUPUI is one of the most diverse campus in the U.S. to my knowledge.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much from being at IUPUI. Learning new things from my major as well as new ways do do things from subjects I have already taken in high school. Aside from the classroom learning, I have learned so much about others background since IUPUI, is a well diverse campus.

  • 12/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 19 people found this review useful. 2 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI especially has a really good programs for those majoring in Health care fields. there are about 3 different hospitals located less than 3 blocks from the campus, not to mention IU has it's own hospital.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well from beginning to end! Do not wait til the end of the semester to try and bring your grades up. If you give your all from the start, you will not have to stress and struggle at the end.

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI is not the cheapest university and it is for from the most expensive. I would say one year's tution without room and board would be around $6,000.

    Am enjoying being here

    It is not a Party School and the campus is not extremely large. However it has a good learning environment that makes it really easy to stay focused.

    Am learning a lot

    IUPUI is a really good school that offers a large variety of courses. I've learned alot so far and the Professors are really considerate, helpful, and professional. If you are a student that takes your education and future seriously, this would be a good choice.

  • 06/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 20 people found this review useful. 3 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that value their education and want to succeed without all the hassle of the living expenses. There is a Ball-residence hall if you want a college dorm life and there is plently of off campus apartments.

    Tips for prospective students

    I love IUPUI. Most of the classes are actually pretty small considering the large size of the campus. Definatly do your best your senior year because usually any C's or lower they don't accept.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 out of 11 people found this review useful. 4 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is one of the top commuter schools in Indiana. You can still live at home, have a job, and attend school with ease. IUPUI also offers a lot of night classes and online classes. I have taken both types of classes and was extremely pleased with the classes compared to my other morning classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the admission requirements, future students link on the IUPUI website, quick facts, and information about Indy and the community to help you make your decision in choosing the right college.

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI is perfect if you aren't wanting to be buried in loans for the rest of your life. I'm getting my degree from the IU School of Physical Education & Tourism Management. If I would have gone to IU Bloomington I would have had to come up with at least $13,000 more than the cost of attending IUPUI. I was also able to cut down my tuition cost through IUPUI scholarships. IUPUI administers over $8 million in institutional financial aid and scholarships every year! Included in IUPUI's tuition is the use of academic support like the Math Assistance Center, Bepko Learning Center, Speaker's Lab, Writing Center, and many more.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy attending IUPUI! Indianapolis offers so many opportunities for everyone. There is something about the campus that makes me feel at home. The diversity of students and professors is a total culture shock, especially if you come from a small town like me! But it is so fun to meet new people from different ethnic cultures with varied goals in life. At IUPUI there are many ways to meet new people. For example, you could join one or more of the 120 student organizations!

    Am learning a lot

    IUPUI is an incredible institution to start a new chapter of your life and education. I've always been told that you usually learn something new everyday, but at IUPUI I learn gobs of new information everyday! With over 250 degrees from 21 schools and 10,000 classes to choose, from both Purdue and Indiana University, how could you not learn a lot? The learning opportunities seem endless!

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 5 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students that are eager to learn and learn better with real world experiences. we have a lot of outside experience allowing us to apply what we have learned in the classroom out in the community.

    Tips for prospective students

    students should get to know their professor! they are always great resources and you never know when you need them for a recommendation letter or to help you get an internship/job. students should get involved in organizations and community service! it is a great way to make new friends and earn experience. students should work hard, stay on top of homework, and read their books! you are starting out with a clean slate and you will want to try to hold that gpa as high as you can for as long as you can. students should use the academic resources (mentors and tutors) on campus if they are struggling because they do help!

    Bang for the buck

    even though i'm out of state and have to pay a lot, i really like it and do not regret my decision, otherwise i wouldn't be spending all this money to be here. also, i enjoy it so much that i am going to stay here for graduate school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The IUPUI campus is such a great environment. It is clean and well kept. There are so many friendly people here and you cant walk through a door, if someone else is around, without them holding it open for you.

    Academic Rigor

    the teachers here are great. 71% of the classes have 30 or less students which help us have a more personal relationship with the teachers who prefer that because they want us to succeed. they give you their office hours and encourage you to come and speak with them if you need any help or have any problems. also there are so many resources if we do need help. they have many tutors and mentors, a math assistance center, a speech assistance center where you can actually give your speech and they will critique it or they will review what you have written and give you ideas. also, there is two writing centers where they help you through the entire process from start to finish of writing your paper, one of them is specific to research papers.

  • 12/22/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 6 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for any type of student. The class sizes are relatively small.. There is a lot of diversity; including ethnic, age, religion, etc.. Lots of housing choices on campus.. An overall great place for anyone to learn!

    Tips for prospective students

    College is a completely new experience from high school. Step onto campus willing to learn and put your best foot forward. Make studying top priority, you will have time for fun afterwards. I would recommend living on campus, live the college life, meet new people, and make new friends!

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for an affordable expense. The knowledge you acquire at IUPUI will stick with you indefinitely.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is always something happening on campus. They have something to entertain any personality.

    Am learning a lot

    IUPUI is a great place to learn. There are many different paths you can take no matter what your major is.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 7 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student that likes meeting all kinds of different people and likes being in a city where the amount of things to do never ends, then I would highly suggest IUPUI. The class sizes are relatively small and the professors are easy to get along with and always willing to help. As long as you show up to class, put forth an effort, and take college seriously, then IUPUI might just be the place for you. If you think that IUPUI sounds like the place for you, then I would highly suggest coming to campus and taking a tour to find out for yourself, what a great place IUPUI is.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying to IUPUI, get your applications in as soon as you can. I made the mistake of waiting to take my SAT's, which delayed IUPUI getting my scores, which then delayed them notifying me of whether I was accepted or not. Early is also better because then you have a better chance of being a direct admit into the college of whatever your course of study is in. Another tip is just get involved. There are so many clubs and organizations that IUPUI has to offer, it's very easy to be active in one of them and it is a great way to meet new people that you might not have ever seen before.

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI is very dollar friendly. When it comes to housing, students have a wide range of choices depending on what exactly they are looking for and how much they are looking to spend. These choices include the Campus Apartments, Townhouses, and the residence hall. On top of that, there are many choices off campus that might entice you, depending on what your needs are. When it comes to tuition, it is also pretty cheap and there are many scholarships that are offered. So if you think tuition may be too much, just try applying to a scholarship or two. IUPUI is known to be a commuter school because people that live near campus drive to school and don't have to live on campus, which also saves a lot of money.

    Am enjoying being here

    IUPUI is amazing so far. There is almost always something to do, whether it is an intramural sport or events and activities going on, there is always something to do and get involved in. On top of that, with the close proximity to downtown, the amount of things to do, grows tremendously. On any given weekend, there is bound to be some kind of festival or sporting event going on. If that doesn't float your boat, then there are many other places to go and check out, including the many museums located across the city.

    Am learning a lot

    At IUPUI, and college in general, you learn something new every single day. Whether it is in your classes or just by being around new people, there are many opportunities for students to seek out new information. One of these ways, is by utilizing your professors. They want every student to succeed and be a productive member of society. They strive for this everyday and encourage their students to ask questions and get help if they need it.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 8 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is best for students who desire a top-notch education without the price. As well as students interested in being involved in research and career opportunities before graduating.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and don't slack off your senior year, they look at grades and how much students were involved in high school.

    Bang for the buck

    When you graduate from IUPUI you graduated with either a degree from Indiana University or a degree from Purdue University for almost half the price of Indiana University and Purdue University. IUPUI also offers numerous scholarships, including ones for having good grades in high school.

    Am enjoying being here

    The urban campus adds a lot of opportunities to get involved and meet a diverse group of people.

    Am learning a lot

    IUPUI puts focus not only on information but being able to apply that information, through research and internships.

  • 09/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business students, art students, medical/life sciences students, students who want to pursue a non-traditional combination of majors/minors, students who want a personal Honors College experience at a large university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of your campus visits and advisor meetings - get all of your questions answered.

    Bang for the buck

    Make sure to research scholarship opportunities through IUPUI - there are many available. Prestigious scholarships through the IUPUI Honors College: Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program Herbert Presidential Scholars Program Plater Distinguished Scholars Program

    Am enjoying being here

    As a business and art student, Indianapolis is the perfect location - living in a city with both a strong business environment and a strong art culture is definitely beneficial. Socially, there is always something fun going on downtown - music, art, theater, athletics, museums, etc. The students and staff who are part of the Honors College are fantastic, and being a part of this smaller community makes a 30,000-student campus more personal and less overwhelming.

    Am learning a lot

    This is why you go to college, right? The professors, material, class size, learning environment, and other students come together perfectly... and the result is five star-worthy learning.

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early for housing if you plan on living on campus! Also check out other websites for textbooks, they will be cheaper than the book store. I would not recommend buying the meal plan, just put money on your student id.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are interesting and worthwhile paying the money for them. I have learned a lot already in my first semester here!

    Am enjoying being here

    There is so much to do on campus and here in the city! I love just driving around seeing the different buildings and houses. The advising here is amazing-if you have any questions about classes you can ask your teachers, adviser, or the peer advisers.

    Am learning a lot

    There are so many different classes you can take here!! I have so many different options for classes that I have to take for general education classes and my major requirement classes! The teachers really care about you! There also mentors that can help you in your classes and have review sessions every week in certain classes!

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus houses its own police fleet. if any of the students feel like they are in danger, they can press the emergency kiosks that are located throughout campus. iupui also has its own phone number that a student can call if they do not feel safe that will send a police officer to you at night or during the day.

    Bang for the buck

    with iupui, you get the best of both worlds from indiana university and purdue university. depending on studies, you get an actual degree from either university. also, iupui students can use either schools resources.

    What to do for fun

    one can attend many of the housing or campus events, go and see a free movie, or just hang out with friends. me and my friends like to go walking on the canal or go shopping at circle center, a multi-level mall. one can also go to one of several museums that are located downtown

    Food and Dining

    iupui has it's own outtakes system of sandwiches, salads and healthy choices. one can go to campus center and eat from a couple of restaurants, including chic-fil-a. even though iupui doesn't have a ton of dining options on campus, it is located downtown where there are a multitude of restaurants that take jagtags.

    Dorm Life

    iupui had an multitude of housing events that are fun and are great bonding experiences. the ra's here are amazing and are their for their residents. majority of iupui's housing has a/c and is on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are pretty hard and a student will have to earn their grade. also, iupui has different help centers that are free to its students and can be used throughout the year.professors are pretty knowing of what they teach

    Tips for prospective students

    i would tell a prospective student to live on campus, so they can get the college experience. i would also tells them to get involved, for it will make ones college experience richer. the last thing i would say is to stay focused on their school work.

    In three sentences

    iupui is has a great educational atmosphere that goes out of its way to teach its students valuable life experience. iupui is a university that teaches its students to try to make impact on its community by doing various volunteer activities. the university is pretty unique because it is part of downtown indianapolis

  • 12/17/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 12 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for lots of different types of students. With the new Honor's College, any student who is interested in graduating with an Honor's notation would definitely benefit from this new program at IUPUI. Also, with renowned schools such as the Kelley School of Business, the Herron School of Art, and other schools IUPUI offers students lots of options in majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip that I can offer for prospective students is to come out and tour the campus during regular school season and not during breaks so that you can get a real feel for the school. Also, if you can, sit in on a class and see if you can shadow a student for a day. The best tip that I can offer for new students would be to definitely take the extra effort to get to know your professors. Even if you just go and talk to them after class or stop by their office for a short time it will really pay off in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    Since IUPUI is a state college it is a lot cheaper than private colleges but this does not mean that you have to suffer with mediocrity. There are lots of new computer and medical labs. Also, the class sizes are still mostly pretty small even thought it is a state college.

    Am enjoying being here

    I looked at a lot of different schools as a high school senior to try and make the best decision in picking a college. I am definitely glad that I picked IUPUI because of the amazing opportunities here. I am majoring in a medical career and there are several hospitals right on campus where I can volunteer and shadow people. This actually led to a major change because of the amazing opportunities here. Also, there is so many opportunities to participate in research projects. Also, the proximity of IUPUI to downtown Indy means that there is always something to do whether or not you live on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the professors at IUPUI. If you take the initiative and get to know them they are very willing to help you with any questions or concerns pertaining to their class, subject, or even usually about college. The classes all vary in size but I have learned so much this semester.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Another thing I'd like to say is that there are more opportunities available here at IUPUI because it's located downtown. Nursing majors are right next to the Riley Hospital and receive hands on experience. Because it's both IU and Purdue, business majors will benefit from being around a lot of businesses. In the science department (Math, CS, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, etc.) there are many research opportunities and workshops available year round. good luck and hope to see you here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Best advice is learning how to schedule. I really can't stress that enough. Knowing how to schedule and organize yourself is #1 on the list, even before grades. If you can't schedule yourself or know how to allocate your time together I can guarantee your grades will be compromised. Even if you're a student who studies and learns best under pressure and does everything last second, your grades will be compromised. Learning how to schedule allows you to be involved in other things, internships (there's SOOO many opportunities to be involved in the workforce), clubs, service opportunities, etc. #2, be involved. Quite a few of my friends aren't involved on campus and it's really a shame because you meet new people, build connections, and have a much better time here. This allows you to network. It would be nice if when you graduate the person in the room that you're interviewing in is someone who was with you in a club eh? Now that shouldn't be the deciding factor but it's nice to build connections and network. The only way to do that is be involved. Either with classmates, in a club, working in an internship or what have you, and networking is key. #3, budget your time wisely and learn self-discipline. This is VERY important that you know how to budget your time wisely. Budgeting your time towards school and fun go along with what I said about scheduling above. The more you have a handle on your schedule the better you'll be. Handling your schedule efficiently takes self-discipline. #4, look for overlapping classes to minor and/or major in. I'm a Computer Science (CS) and Mathematics major. Most people would say wow that's a lot of work, and believe it or not it's not much more. If you have a CS major you have to take math classes that overlap with the math major. One more math class equals a minor. A major is about 4 more math classes. Now there's a section on the Math major checklist for Advanced electives, General Electives, and Advanced Area of Concentration, all these sections are taken up by my CS major. There's a second english class you have to take for Math that's taken up by a CS class you have to take. So by finding out how things overlap and classes I can take that may help me achieve a minor and/or major in something else, I'm majoring in CS and Applied Math without much more work. LOOK for these things; it will look VERY good on a resume if you had two majors instead of a major and a minor.

    Bang for the buck

    The sole reason why I came to IUPUI and not Purdue University-West Lafayette, was due to price. The cost of tuition for both Indiana University (IU) and Purdue University were too expensive, and I didn't want to take out a lot of loans. Ironically enough, IUPUI has been significantly less expensive in tuition and room/board. The best part is is that I'll graduate with a Purdue degree and an IU degree. As said on IUPUI's website, there is no IUPUI degree. You graduate with either an IU degree or Purdue. Because I'm double majoring in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, I will graduate in 4 years (yes four, see tips..) with both a degree from IU and Purdue for a less expensive price. You can't beat that.

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being here because of the learning environment, activities going on year round, opportunities, and clubs. There's a plethora of activities going on almost every day that I receive an email about. I'm currently involved in Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies. They may sound like fraternities but they aren't, just clubs available for students who have excelled thus far in school. I'm involved in Math Club as a Web Master, Computer Science Club as the Facebook Admin, Circle K international as the Bulletin Editor and Electronic Publicist, and other things that I've found to do. Education is #1 on my list, but because I'm involved in the community here at IUPUI, I am having a much more rewarding an enriching experience.

    Am learning a lot

    It's very easy to become in contact with your professors here. There are many resources no matter your major. For math you have the Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC), computer science you have a tutoring area to have help on programming, concepts etc., and also a writing center. I'm majoring in math and computer science so can only speak for those and can say that they help out immensely! I work for the MAC and we are required to do homework problems on current material to ensure students have the best help. It's also easy to find professors (not necessarily yours) to help out on a question. For example I had a Calculus question and just went to the math department (the MAC was closed) and asked a professor. She wasn't busy and helped me with the problem. Because there's so much collaboration and aid available here, it really aids in the learning experience. Professors are able to give concrete examples of the material and apply it to your major. It's also easy to form study groups. There are applications to form study groups and also forms available to help you create your own. I did this my freshmen year in Calculus and it proved to be very useful. With all that said, I've had a very rewarding experience thus far. Some students have a stereotype formed in their head about IUPUI that it will be too easy and not very enriching--they're wrong. No matter where you go, what you put in is what you get out. If you study hard to learn the material and actually take the time to understand what you're doing (ask questions, go to office hours, etc.) you will receive an enriching education anywhere.

  • 07/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is a fantastic college for students who wish to obtain a degree but do not want to travel far from home; as such, IUPUI seems to be more of a commuter college than an on-campus college. That being said, IUPUI is a great school for anyone wanting to pick a Motorsports Engineering degree. Other than that, I would stick to IUPUI for proximity or financial reasons.

    Tips for prospective students

    The one thing I would suggest for perspective students is to keep on top of homework assignments. I would say that this is even more important than attending class, being that, so long as you understand the course material, you should have no problem passing your class.

    Bang for the buck

    When it comes to colleges, IUPUI is a very affordable one. Although it still requires some nice monetary principle to begin (like all investments) it could be much worse.

    Am enjoying being here

    Honestly, though IUPUI is academically a very good school, I find it to be a very boring school as well. Essentially, there just isn't too much to do while on campus. The location gives you access to downtown Indianapolis, but as far as the campus is concerned, it's not that great.

    Am learning a lot

    The information that they present at IUPUI is definitely up-to-date and very relevant. I have learned quite a lot since beginning school here.

  • 08/15/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are on track or who aren't. If you are doing well they will help you keep doing well and if you are not doing well, they will help you get on track. Overall it is great for anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention to what the professors say and use all the resources that the school has because they are a great help.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth the money and it is actually a lot cheaper than a lot of schools. I am doing a program right now with Ivy Tech and IUPUI to save even more money, so overall it is the bang for the buck.

    Did enjoy being here

    I loved going to IUPUI. Everyone was friendly and helpful and if I was sitting alone someone would sit with me and talk. It was an awesome school!

    Did learn a lot

    IUPUI was the first college I attended and it was very helpful and easy to understand. Anytime I had a question it was answered quickly and thoroughly. I was always informed of everything way ahead of time. The professors are wonderful and actually take time outside of class to help you. Overall, I learned a lot because the professors care and so does the school.

  • 12/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is a great school if you are majoring in some type of science, engineering, or nursing. They have excellent programs for these majors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students who want to come to IUPUI should apply early and have everything in before the deadline, especially if you want to live in the dorms. There is only one building for the dorms so you have to apply early. You can also live in the apartments. There are more of those.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition isn't that bad. One semester for me is less than $5,000. That may seem a lot but compared to a lot of the surrounding schools, it is pretty good.

    Am enjoying being here

    Being on campus is fun. You meet a lot of new people. Even though this school is more of a commuter college, it can still be fun to stay on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are hard and difficult sometimes, but the professors are nice and are willing to work with you and help you with anything you need help with. Also, there a lot of resources here that help you with whatever subject you need. For example, there is a math lab that you can go to to get help with whatever type of math you are taking. THere are also biology labs and writing labs.

  • 01/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 198

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    IUPUI has many extracurricular clubs and activities for students to partake in. There is a game room in the campus center that is open to anyone, or if students just prefer a quiet area or the outside then there are many places students can find a place to relax or socialize.

    Food and Dining

    The main restaurants are located in the campus centers, and there are a variety of healthy meals. Nothing is too expensive and students have the option of paying with meal plans for the year.

    Dorm Life

    Students are not required to live on campus, even if you are a freshman. For those who wish to live on campus, there are on campus apartments and other places that students can rent which are near the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI has many different departments and class offerings. They also have a variety of classes to allow students to learn for their major or take a class as an elective just for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    If students wish to go to college and not worry too much about expenses then, I greatly recommend students pick IUPUI. Also if you just can't pick between Indiana University and Purdue University, then pick IUPUI since then you can experience a little bit of both.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great college and a fun place to be and learn new experiences. The campus allows student to commute, so students can save on expenses regarding living expense. Also the professors are very experienced and show great dedication towards giving students the best education.

  • 05/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is awesome for business students, as well as students interested in the sciences.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you step onto campus for the first time it is very easy to feel disconnected, as IUPUI is generally a commuter campus. Don't let this dissuade you from trying to get involved with the organizations offered.

    Bang for the buck

    As far as colleges go, IUPUI is fairly inexpensive. Even so, you still receive a top-dollar education, as well as many opportunities for internships within the city. Especially for students interested in business or research, there are many chances to work with large corporations or respected scientists.

    Am enjoying being here

    At first when I arrived at IUPUI, I was extremely underwhelmed with the quality of the social aspect of the school. As with anything worth doing, the social and organizational side of IUPUI requires some work. Once you strive for a while, however, you'll find that there is an awesome infrastructure of organizations. I joined Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, and they have made the experience far better than it could have been without them.

    Am learning a lot

    The academics at IUPUI are exemplary. I'm very impressed with how well the professors understand the subject matter, and are able to convey that along to the students. Many of the professors, regardless of class size, will take time out of their schedules to work with students one on one.

  • 02/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 19 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i had my car stolen on campus and there are no cameras and no police or guards were aroun when it happened.

    Clubs and Activities

    i dont taek part in any activities i am to busy working two jobs and school.

    Food and Dining

    the food is excellent. i wish they were open longer and also more variety.

    Dorm Life

    i commute to capmus everyday. i don't know what its like to live in a dorm. i have heard its nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would car pool if possible.

    In three sentences

    i would give iupui a 8.5. teachers are great, class sized are a little big. parking is terrible that is a why i gave them a 8.5.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    great food options at the campus center, but there are always suck long lines and it's a little pricey.

    Dorm Life

    effing horrible! do not live in the student housing. iupui housing suck at doing their jobs!

    Academic Rigor

    fairly challenging curriculum, not too bad though.

    Tips for prospective students

    do not live in the student housing, especially park place. they suck!

    In three sentences

    iupui is a great college! the campus is so diverse and since it is so close to downtown, there is always something fun going on! fellow students are nice as well as the instructors.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 198

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is all kinds of things to do in indianapolis. it's a great city to walk around in. plenty of dining, shopping, sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    there is some decent options for food at the campus center. there needs to be healthier options available too.

    Dorm Life

    doesn't apply to me.

    Academic Rigor

    i love all of my classes. i've had wonderful experiences with iupui. the professors are wonderful and my learning has been successful

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure you know where the student parking is located. it's sometimes a challenge to park during the first couple of weeks during the semester. find easy routes to your classes. be interactive in campus activities.

    In three sentences

    great professor's and learning experiences. great university to get around. easy navigation. the campus and the city has a lot of good and fun activities.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i wouldn't leave my valuables laying around, but there is no worry about safety. if you want to feel extra safe, the campus police is always happy to assist with escorts or visits.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many clubs and organizations! if you have an interest, there's a club designed for it. (and if not, you can make one!)

    Great for these types of students

    those looking for a professional environment with less partying, more studying. there are still plenty of opportunities for fun, but being on campus there are not many wild parties going on.

    Bang for the buck

    if you come from in-state indiana, it is very cheap!

    What to do for fun

    hang out with people! lots of organizations and events going on throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    expensive food, but a lot of options available since you are in downtown indianapolis.

    Dorm Life

    i live in campus apartments, and i love them. they are very expensive...but the atmosphere is great. not worth it if you're on a tight budget. there are cheaper dorms available for freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    i love my professors, but at the same time i recognize the academic challenge is little. however, if you really want to be challenged academically, the honors college is excellent. just make sure you have a high enough high school gpa for entrance.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved! lots of students commute from home so they tend to leave as soon as they can. stick around after class and join a few organizations. it makes the college life so much better.

    In three sentences

    iupui is a great place to get involved, and i am very happy with my decision to attend here. there are fewer parties than traditional campuses, something that is positive for the image of a university. the staff and professors are friendly and always willing to help.

  • 01/28/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 23 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you like an urban environment, you should definitely look into IUPUI. It is literally right in the middle of the city. Also, their Nursing program is excellent (one of the best in the country), but also very competitive. If you like a huge, stimulating environment with a good education, you definitely need to consider IUPUI.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a relatively good GPA and test scores, you'll probably have little trouble getting in. But, if you apply to a competitive program (like Nursing, for me), you've really gotta get your head in the game your freshman year, because some of their programs only accept you your sophomore year based on your college GPA and an interview.

  • 06/02/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 24 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for pre-med students, especially because of their partnership with Riley's Children's Hospital.

    Will enjoy being here

    IUPUI isn't right for me because it's campus is in an urban area, it's close to the city, really close. I just need a more rural campus. But if you want an urban setting, go for it. Just make sure you visit the campus yourself.

  • 01/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 4 people found this review useful. 25 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    All Kinds Of People Can Go There.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study...... dont pick up too many classes.

    Bang for the buck

    I Really Need help Paying for School

    Did enjoy being here

    Yes I Loved It!

    Did learn a lot

    Yes I leanred some things

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 26 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    working full time or part time, or those from small communities surrounding the area not looking to move, and still get that big campus feel!

    What to do for fun

    because of the schools location, shopping is only a few miles away!

    Academic Rigor

    if you do what you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do it without waiting, it will pay off better than what you expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    always reach teacher reviews given from other students! never give up, working hard will pay off.

    In three sentences

    i love the area and the upkeep of the buildings. i enjoy the teachers and students. i also enjoy the cafe on site.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    medical and nursing students fair well here. pre-law students have the advantage of an on campus law school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the natatorium is the swimming pool that is used to train some of the olympians.

    Bang for the buck

    there is a large course load offered. for nursing or med students, there are two hospitals on site. one is riley's children hospital.

    What to do for fun

    this university is in the heart of downtown indianapolis. currently, it hosted several events for the 2012 superbowl. there are several dining, museum, shopping and entertainment options.

    Food and Dining

    there are many restaurants and bars located around this university. the campus is located in the middle of downtown indianapolis. st. elmo's steak house, ruth chris, and shula's are just some of the dining options minutes from the campus. several local culturally enriching restaurants are also in abundance.

    Dorm Life

    housing is limited since this is a commuter based college.

    Tips for prospective students

    prospective students should make sure they read course descriptions. there are several courses that are subdivided within the listed course. in example history 105 is one class but there are different sections such as world war i or african america history. students should seek multiple opinions of advisers. i have received several different personalities but have found it worth while to take the time to find a perfect fit for an academic adviser.

    In three sentences

    there is a large course selection. the staff and faculty are rude. there is not enough parking.

  • 02/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 198

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    because this campus is in the heart of down town, there are several cultural things to do around the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to meet with your adviser often and make sure you are on the right path for your career choice.

    In three sentences

    the college has an excellent range of class times to accomadate working students. the class sizes are not unreasonable. the teachers give students every opportunity to do their best.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    there are several of restaurants down town indy and places around it that are cheap and affordable for broke college students.

    Dorm Life

    it is a old building, there are a lot of things wrong with it, but other than that it is a good experience. just watch out who you are friends with in there.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to ratemyprofessor.com to see which professors will be the best for you when applying for your classes.

    In three sentences

    it is a great college to attend. there is a wide variety of different ethnicities and races. all of the teachers are great and you get a great learning experience by attending this college.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very few crimes happening on campus, despite being located in downtown indianapolis. iupui police department offers many services, such as student escorts, that help protect and support students on campus!

    Greek Life

    iupui does have a growing greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    300+ activities and organizations on campus-everyone will find an outlet and find something to enjoy!

    Great for these types of students

    all.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    regatta: the annual canoe race down the indianapolis canal. phenomenal event!

    Bang for the buck

    not a ridiculously expensive school-good price!

    What to do for fun

    downtown indianapolis! there's always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    lots of restaurants around campus to enjoy! only downfall-they're not open late.

    Dorm Life

    iupui housing and residence life is one of the best programs in the nation.

    Academic Rigor

    not an ivy league school, yet tougher than a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved and live on campus!

    In three sentences

    iupui has provided me with wonderful outlets to engage myself in all disciplines of study. through research, student involvement, and academics, iupui has given me a lot. great school!

  • 04/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You might think with downtown looming you get the crime too. Not true. I have not a had anything, or heard of anything from my peers about something happening to them here on campus. It is a very safe campus. The police department for the campus is attached to the dorm, and next to the apartments. they always have plenty of officers and cars on watch day in and day out.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of tuition here is what interested me in enrolling here. For the number opportunities to get ahead in your career and experiences you'll have here, and not to mention the varied academic choices, you can't get anything like this for the price! While it might not be as prestigious as some other in state colleges, you'll get a great education and have fun doing it!

    What to do for fun

    It's limitless, since downtown Indy is just about part of the outskirts of campus there's no telling what you'll find. Shopping? The mall is accessible and varied. Also tons of shops and interesting spots throughout the city! Like sports? Pacers', Colts', Indian's games are all less than a 15 minute walk and affordable! The State museum, NCAA hall of fame, and the Eiteljorg museum are on the southern tip of campus. Something is always happening downtown!

    Food and Dining

    With it being so close to downtown, there aren't as much options on-campus. But they still have a cafe of restaurants with multiple options of taste and food options. If that's not your cup of tea, then not but a 5 minute walk north there are several more choices at Indiana Ave. Very accessible and fits any food budget.

    Dorm Life

    While there a limited number of dorms and apartments here on campus, it is still easy to get into to. Since it started as a commuter campus, it's slowly but surely catching up and utilizing its residential potentials. The apartments are nice and dorm life is not yet what it could be, but I still can't complain. It does its job well.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI seems to offer a wide variety of majors and courses, especially in the medical/science side. It's the best of both IU and Purdue. It can be as hard and as challenging as you want it to be, and yet very flexible as you need it to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers here! They are excellent and often I have found that they have connections to future employers/internships or at least contact info for numerous opportunities. Also, don't be afraid of the city, it's not right in the heart of downtown. You'll still have that urban feel, but it's not crowded or cluttered. Still feels like a college campus.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is on the rise with its real college feel. The abundant opportunities that lie around Indy present themselves as you go through your college career here. A very new, and up to date campus has been awesome and it's literally a ten minute walk from downtown; you can't beat all of that with the very affordable price of tuition here!

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are great at giving out parking tickets and campus police can be sometimes seen driving around. There are sometimes shootings.

    Greek Life

    Hardly any sororities/fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lacking.

    Great for these types of students

    Students with children, careers and busy lifestyle.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really.

    What to do for fun

    Free movies outdoors in the campus courtyard and Democracy Plaza.

    Food and Dining

    A few good places to eat, mostly fast-food. Very few healthy choices.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life isn't predominate on this campus but it is available. Most people commute since the campus is located downtown.

    Academic Rigor

    Good teachers that challenge students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Finding parking is difficult and be prepared to pay an expensive recreational fee for almost no reason.

    In three sentences

    A convenient campus. Needs more clubs and on-campus activities for students. Parking and recreational fees are overly expensive. Finding parking is difficult.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 198

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are multiple things to do for fun downtown, for instances there is the Zoo, The Indiana State Mueseum, and The Canal. Downtown is full of things to do specially at night you can always just walk around, or go shopping. :)

    Food and Dining

    The food there is quite a variety. Theres pizza, to fruit, to chicken, to pretty much anything you'd like. The prices aren't to bad for being downtown.

    Dorm Life

    i am currently not doing the dorm life. I am going to be living at home and saving some money. I am just going to be commuting to school.

    Academic Rigor

    I am going to iupui for dental hygiene. I want to learn all i can to help me in my future. I already did walker career center and got my dental assisting certificate and work in a dentist office, this is just the next big step.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need any help at all the staff is all so willing to help. You can always call admissions and they help just as well. You can also look on the website and chances are everything you need will be on there.

    In three sentences

    I have only been to the campus a couple of times, and every time i have everyone is so helpful. I am doing the bridge program that helps you get better aquatinted with the campus and classes. Just in the one day i had been there for orientation i had made three new friends.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is a hotline you can call and a police officer will escort you back to your dorm room safely.

    Greek Life

    There are 21 different sorority on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to count.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a foot bath bathroom for people of other religions.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but you get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on campus. You just have to go to the office of student involvement to get started.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places on and around campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know, I am staying at home for college.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a diverse community of students, its definitely the college for you.

    In three sentences

    Very diverse college. Big yet comforting.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 198

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I people watch for fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food court at IUPUI's Campus Center is great. Lots of variety. Healthy things are available to choose from as well.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus. Can't help you there.

    Academic Rigor

    The course load has been challenging but not too difficult. Apply your self.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go for it. Go to orientation so that you can take full advantage of this opportunity. If you have a question ask a knowledgeable source immediately.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is the pocket of coolness on an old pair of jeans. There are so many interesting people to learn from. Style and convenience collide there.

  • 05/30/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    It's a wonderful school to go to

  • 06/13/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many tours as you can and make sure that you go into downtown also. The more you do both the more it'll help you realize if this is the school for you!

  • 10/10/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Will learn a lot

    It sounds like they have really good programs and exactly what I need to further my schooling when I am finished getting my Associate's Degree.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think just about every student can find something they are interested in at IUPUI.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you study and go to class you will accomplish your goals you have set, but its all about dedication.

    Bang for the buck

    In my opinion, IUPUI is one of the best deals out there. I can get a degree from Purdue University or Indiana University without paying an extreme amount.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the environment at IUPUI. The campus is awesome and the students are easy to get along with. Also I enjoy attending IUPUI because of instructors. Ive only been through one semester but ive found that my instructors will help me achieve the goals I have set for myself.

    Am learning a lot

    IUPUI has classes that are extremely difficult but will teach you everything you need to know about your major. I feel accomplished as a student when i get a good grade in a course at this university.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    40 of 198

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    over 400 different clubs, so you're bound to find something you're into. also, the university offers many events, like annual international cultural festivals.

    Food and Dining

    not so great, unfortunately.

    Academic Rigor

    it depends on the classes - some are easy while others are harder. but, if you want something challenging, there's always the academic honors program.

    Tips for prospective students

    people there are really helpful and resourceful, so if you're confused about something, don't be afraid to ask!

    In three sentences

    it's a large, resourceful university that has students from over 200 countries! iupui offers many majors, but even if they don't offer yours, you can go through the individualized program and create your very own major. the university promotes a social environment, and it's located right in the middle of downtown.

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    41 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Good food everywhere. Most food is in walking distance and provides a lot of variety. Campus dining court has delicious food including Chic-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    I have heard the dorms are pretty good. They help you meet new people. Dorms are only available to freshman; that means any years after this you must find housing in on or off-campus apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot more to balance at this campus. Most of the students have jobs. IUPUI has a top rated nursing program, Kelley Business School, all types of engineering, and many other great majors available only at this campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you don't want a big school atmosphere. Get involved in the school/community. Take advantage of class resources on campus such as the Math Assistance Center (MAC). Make sure to ask for help from professors, these are typically smaller classes so the professors tend to help and care more.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great school for students who do not want to spend a lot of money, but would still like to get a degree to lead them into a good future. There are plenty of opportunities around campus for jobs, internships, and more. IUPUI is a school that allows students to get a degree while still working.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    42 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    They have a bus called Seal on which students participate on the prevention of dental cavities by placing sealants on kids from rural areas.

    Bang for the buck

    Low cost of living on the campus area

    What to do for fun

    School is close to Indianapolis Downtown, I would assume that there is plenty to do. Also there is a canal that seems to be quite popular.

    Food and Dining

    I have not have the experience yet

    Dorm Life

    Did not experienced it yet, but cost of living is very affordable compared with other areas.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not know yet, but they have a high passing rate on the national boards. I am only taking about the Dental School I not sure about the rest.

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes have not started yet, I can only speak about the interview day. Just be your self in the interview. They are very friendly.

    In three sentences

    I was there for a two days interview and I loved the atmosphere. People were friendly and helpful. They made me feel special and welcome. The dental school has a new simulations lab although the clinic seemed a bit crammed to me. The professors I met were very approachable and that it is much more important than the actual facility.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    43 of 198

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Campus programs, downtown events, zoo, canal, concerts, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Not great but not horrible. A decent number of options, but hours are not great since most students are daytime commuters. Several nearby options as well, though.

    Dorm Life

    Housing at IUPUI is not huge, but it is a great program. There are several housing options, and the Housing staff is dedicated to providing a great experience to students and residents.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your program, but there are several great ones offered at IUPUI.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at what you want to study. Check out programs at different campuses. Do campus visits where you can speak with surrent students in your intended program.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university. Students are able to complete both IU and Purdue degrees at the same campus. The administration and faculty are also great to work with.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    44 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    IUPUI has a greaty campus security staff, who are always around. They will even walk you to your car/dorm, and they also have a team who can help you with car troubles!

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is a good school for someone who doesn't necessarily want the college experience, but wants to get a degree and stay mildly connected with their peers.

    What to do for fun

    The white river/canal is right on campus, so on nice days it's great for taking walks, biking, and picnicking. There are also alot of museums and the zoo, so there's always plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    School food- blah. Bring your lunch..you'll save your stomach and your wallet. The food is all over priced, and the cafeteria does not stay open late.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, which seems to be cheaper, and it makes studying alot easier. The upside to living on campus though would be the easy access to the library and other school-based resources.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes have all been challenging, but not to the point where I want to crawl in a hole. There are also lots of study groups and mentoring groups, so the school does a great job at helping you do well in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know your way around, and learn all the little details, like the fact that you can park ANYWHERE after 4pm! Bringing lunch is also much cheaper than buying school food, too. Also, try and buy your textbooks online somewhere, or directly from other studentsl; Barnes & Noble charges outrageous prices!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great commuter school with a beautiful campus. The buildings are all pretty close together, and you can walk between most without having to go outside. One negative aspect is the size; there are so many people that it's hard to make a personal connection with the faculty.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    45 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for those students who are looking to get a good quality education for a cheaper price. You go into IUPUI and selecting a major and come out with an IU or Purdue degree, which are nationally recognized institutions.

    Food and Dining

    Being in the middle of the city there are varieties of places to eat around campus, many of which are within walking distance. Also a JagTag(student ID) can get you discounts at some locations!

    Dorm Life

    Although I commute to IUPUI, I have heard that dorm life here provides a great chance to meet new people and get the full college experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Really consider IUPUI. It may not be IU or Purdue but the academics are just as challenging and this campus is full of the same opportunites, for a cheaper price too!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great school. The professors are great and each one helps provide resources and time to help their students succeed. The campus is beautiful too even for being in the middle of downtown Indianapolis!

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    not on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    not on campus

    Great for these types of students

    Online is great for distance students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    not on campus

    What to do for fun

    Not on campus

    Food and Dining

    Not on campus

    Dorm Life

    Not in the dorm

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for the GRE.

    In three sentences

    It is convenient, not too expensive and an excellent facility.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    47 of 198

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here. There is campus security in Ball Hall and you can see them on campus and on the streets between campus and the campus apartments.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so many clubs here! Really anything you can think of and if its not here you can start a new club easy.

    Great for these types of students

    Laid back students that want to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    parking sucks.

    Bang for the buck

    Indiana and Purdue Universities are both more expensive than IUPUI but you can get the same degree as if you went to Indiana or Purdue University. In essence, this school is a money saver!

    What to do for fun

    This campus is perfectly located! the White River canal is only a few steps away. Along the canal are museums, restaurants, and fun things like kayaks to rent. There is a bus that comes to campus that takes you to downtown where there is always something to do. There is also events on campus and in the campus center to go to.

    Food and Dining

    The campus center has a food court that is amazing! Plenty of choices. If you don't want that there are food trucks that come to campus just about every day. If you want to go off campus, Indianapolis has many food options.

    Dorm Life

    There are plenty of dorm events to attend but don't be expecting to party every night! This is not a party school.

    Academic Rigor

    I gave it for stars because, with my experience, the academics are hard but very passable.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am a transfer student and it was very easy to get all my credits transfered. The transition from my past school to IUPUI went smoothly. If you're thinking about transferring here I think you will love it!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is decently priced and the campus is easy to get around in. The classrooms are nice. The campus center is a really great place to hang out in between classes because it has food courts, tv/game rooms, school offices, study rooms, etc.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Parking garages and other open vacant areas of campus are subject due to the poor areas west of campus. Students walking to their cars within parking garages and eerie dark distant parking lots want to feel a sense of assurance to their safety.

    Greek Life

    IUPUI has Greek life?! Just kidding there is something around thirteen houses, to be honest not really sure it's not popular.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Porto Allegre St. sidewalk across the street from the campus apartments. IUPUI is a smoke-free campus, therefor smokers must travel across the street if they live within the campus housing.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is more affordable for those who need to pay for their own schooling. Campus housing is unfortunately high due to the highly desired location placement.

    What to do for fun

    DOWNTOWN. Notoriously known for Hookah... For those under 21 Ha. Seriously though you are downtown. Zoo, Pacers, Colts, Indians, Indianapolis Ice, Museum of Art, The Canal, Broad Ripple just 15 minutes North, as well as the Butler Campus.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options in downtown Indianapolis, as well as food within the campus center and other areas around campus. Recommend the IU Riley Hospital McDonald's, it's 24-hour.

    Dorm Life

    Could be a lot of fun if you were to stay with a bunch of friends in one housing unit.

    Academic Rigor

    Class sizes and teacher relations are amazing and preferred.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to find housing as close as you can do campus.

    In three sentences

    Love It. Hate It. So Much Potential.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    On the campus the are always doing activities. We have may sororities and fraternity and they always have an event. We have a movie theater on the campus and they show movies. There is a mall that is down the street from the campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many food places. There are only food places are in the food center. The food is not the tasty. The hours are terrible. They are only open during center times. If you ever get hungry at the middle of the night you will have to drive to another place.

    Dorm Life

    They need to work on there dorm life. They only have one dorm. That is only for freshman. For upper class men you have to get an apartment downtown. Those apartments are very expensive. I have seen the dorms and they are a nice size for however many roommates. You don't have a a shower room each room has their own bathroom.

    Academic Rigor

    One thing about the campus most students are there like you they want to get a degree. You have to want to do well. No teacher is really pushing you to do homework so you have to do it yourself. Stay on track and try to make good grades. Go on your own pace do not let the counselors push you and set you up for failure. Take you time so you can do well the first time. These schools wants the best to graduate and they do find the best. So try very hard in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    For new students you need to study. College is not like high school and they do not spoon feed you. That might one of the challenging parts is to get adjusted to college. Learn you way around the campus. Since it is in Indiana it does snow and there are many ways to get to get to class. Another big thing is go to class. You are not made to go, but if you want to pass go to class everyday!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a good school in Indianapolis. They have many degree programs. They also have a really good nursing school for nursing students.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe campus considering it's in the middle of downtown.

    Greek Life

    I didn't have a good experience with the greek life. You might though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are too many clubs to list.

    Great for these types of students

    All types

    Bang for the buck

    Well worth the money.

    Food and Dining

    I like the food, but I wish there was more variety and that all the options were open later. The main thing in the campus center is Chik-fil-a.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms or campus apartments, so I don't know how they are.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are academically challenging, but not so hard to where you can't pass them if you apply yourself and try.

    Tips for prospective students

    Finish senior year strong and get high marks on the SAT or ACT. It makes it easier to get in.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school with a mix of classes from many different fields. Having IU and Purdue on the same campus gives you the opportunity to pursue multiple degrees at the same time from 2 different schools. For a commuter college, the campus life is pretty good as well.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Finish your Senior year out strong and show your personality in your application because we are more than just a bunch of test scores.

    In three sentences

    The people there are really nice. I was having issues with my One Start Account and they sent me new information and now my account is working great.

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Come on a visit! It's really hard to see all that IUPUI has to offer until you are here and can see it all for yourself! There are so many opportunities for students here in the big city! There is so much to do and see, and be a part of!

    In three sentences

    Amazing opportunities for students. Within walking distance to EVERYTHING downtown Dedicated teachers and staff.

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Exists, but nowhere near Bloomington's greek system.

    In three sentences

    This school is thought of as a commuter school, but it is definitely changing! Located in one of the best cities in the world, within walking distance to everything! It is very technologically advanced.

  • 04/22/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Indianapolis is such a large area that there is so much to choose from. There is also different dining areas throughout the IUPUI campus as well.

    Academic Rigor

    With being able to receive a degree from either Purdue or Indiana there is so much to choose from. There are so many different degrees thate you can pick from and an academic advisor will help you choose along the way.

    In three sentences

    The campus was very nice and small. With the small class sizes students can get more individual attention. It will be a great school to attend.

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is cheaper than Bloomington.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do for fun? Student involvement always has a free movie, free hangouts, free events. Did I mention it was free?

    Food and Dining

    The campus center food hours are weird, however a new dining area is coming with the new dorm!

    Dorm Life

    Come 2013, there will be three new dorm facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    Top three in the nation for growing campus's!!

    Tips for prospective students

    It's up to YOU to get involved! There is always something to do on campus, but you have to look for it!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has the best opportunities for student employment. IUPUI is centrally located downtown, close to food and entertainment. IUPUI is constantly growing!

  • 05/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's tons of police eveyrwhere. They even have an escort service if you have a late class. I've personally never used it, but it's there!

    Greek Life

    What Greek Life? There are frats/soroities but they don't have houses. They try to do activities but it ends up being only a Greek thing, rather than a campus thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    Again, it's all what you put into it. I stay involved because I want to. You pretty much see the same people in all the clubs, but those people are really fun!

    Great for these types of students

    Pre-professional! People come to Indianapolis for all the internships and hospitals that are at your fingertips!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No traditions, sadly. It's still a relatively new school. We're trying to get away from the commuter college stigma, but it's hard.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of opportunities that IUPUI presents that other schools can't! For a pre-med student like myself, this was not only way cheaper than IU or PU, but it just had more internships and connections.

    What to do for fun

    Walk around Indy! There's tons to do in the city! Plus the zoo is right there, along with a gorgeous canal that you can run/walk.

    Food and Dining

    The foodcourt doesn't give you many options. Luckily, there is Riley Hospital on campus, which has its own food court that you can use your JagTag at.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms suck. That's why I lived in the apartments, which are super nice. Life in the housing isn't all that great, although there are a few events housing councils host which are pretty fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on what classes you take. The honor's course, you work alongside the professor and do a shitton of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for all the scholarships ASAP! The best ones you can only get as a freshman, and you are pretty much screwed after that.

    In three sentences

    This college has absolutely everything you would ever need. It is a short walk from downtown, so there are a incredible opportunities that come with just location! The professors care and you can feel as if you are making a difference here.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is suprisingly safer than i thought it would be. Of course living in downtown Indianapolis, you have to be catious and it may not be as safe as universities located in rural secluded areas. Although IUPUI does a great job about keeping safety as a priority by having a number of emergency boxes located around campus and they also have a calling service that will have the campus police walk you to your car or your housing residence (on campus) if you don't feel safe. The campus police are also located right next to the dorms and housing.

    Greek Life

    There is Greek life at IUPUI. There are a number of sororities and fraternities and you will see them throughout campus fundraising and etc. (IUPUI does not currently have Greek houses)

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many many clubs and activities around campus. There are too many to list, but the trick is finding out about them. Once you explore your options and get to know people you're golden. I've learned that once you get involved in one, you usually end up involved in a few. Also, keep an eye out for alternative breaks, they're a fun thing to do during breaks and they look great on resumes. They're also a great way to meet new people!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Students that love the city. Great for students that have an interest in research. Great for students interested in medical fields and especially nursing or dentistry. Great for art students. AMAZING for students that are big on community service and civic engagement.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus center is unlike any I have ever seen at any other university. completely modern in it's design the campus center is comprised of mostly windows, five floors that can be seen throughout the building, a game room and theater downstairs. Also, almost all of the campus is attached by what we call gerbil tubes making it so that students don't have to walk outside in bad weather. Another great thing to check out is the campus' own Herron art school. There are usually a number of interesting exhibits to venture through for free. Also there are a large number of international students so diversity is all around campus both regarding students but also clubs and events.

    Bang for the buck

    This campus is excellent as far as bang for your buck. As mentioned before you have the potential to graduate with an IU, Purdue, or IU and Purdue degree for less than it would cost to attend either of those schools. Although living expenses can be high at times due to location, the cost is made up for in the academic options and credibility of the IUPUI.

    What to do for fun

    There are usually a number of events going on at IUPUI's campus from socials to charity events but also because of the location in downtown Indianapolis there are many other things to do for fun if you adventure a bit. Some of these include concerts at the old Murat (which is walking distance from campus), visiting Mass Ave, going to First Friday art events around town, visiting the various museums that surround campus (often for free or at a reduced price), check out the circle center mall (also within walking distance), visit Broadripple, walking the canal, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining options in the Campus Center though there aren't many options overall on campus. Although, with the campus being in the heart of downtown Indy, there are many more dining options available if you venture off campus. Price ranges are also good around downtown because you can have a nice formal sit down meal or go for more casual fast food as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is scarce at IUPUI there are freshman dorms, townhouses, and apartments at the current time but they are rather pricey just because living downtown is pricey regardless. With this said, IUPUI is in the process of building more dorms in order to accommodate for it's students. Also, living on campus, though expensive, is worth it. It is a good way to meet people and there are many events that you can get involved in with the people you live around.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI is very good about keeping you on your toes as far as academics go. Of course this will vary from class to class and from professor to professor, but overall the courses are challenging yet manageable if you put in the time and effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! It's hard to meet people at first because it is mostly a commuter college but once you find extra activities that you like and know where to go about finding the listings for them this school becomes a lot more fun and you meet a lot of amazing people.

    In three sentences

    This is a great university for commuters or on campus students. If you like the city, you'll love this campus/school. This University gives you the ability to potentially graduate with both a Purdue and IU degree for less than it would cost to attend either University.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown Indianapolis is just a few short blocks from school. Ou can go to cCircle Center Mall to shop, walk down Gerogia street for a tasty meal, and visit Lucas Oil Stadium for a Colts game. This is only scratching the surface of what can be due on your down time.

    Food and Dining

    Many restraints like Chik-Fil-La, Papa Johns, and Noodle Co. Are all on campus with many more. Har nt actually tried the cafeteria food, but I would imagine it would be close to most colleges food.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are not the best I have seen. Most of the dorms are old buildings simply repurposed for dorm living. I would recommend communiting or getting a apartment on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at IUPUI are nothing short of outstanding. The Professors are experts at thier subjects and are always willing to lend a hand. Ever course a IUPUI is challenging, but help is always there when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at the location and classes offered by IUPUI before you make your decision. It is a joint university of Indiana University and Purdue University wit several schools from each university so the degrees offered will be different. Also make sure you like the location. Downtown Indianapolis is not the place for everybody if you don't like the location your college expierence may suffer.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great school with a diverse student body as well as staff. The location of the school being in downtown Indianapolis there is never a shortage of things to do. With IUPUI's top botch academics this is deffiently not a school to be overlooked.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe. officers on campus will even walk you to your car if you call and ask them two

    Clubs and Activities

    many

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's none that I can think of

    Bang for the buck

    great bang for the buck. The teacher really teach you and answer any questions as many times and in as many different ways as need be

    What to do for fun

    they have all kinds of activities on campus and comptur labs

    Food and Dining

    love the foods they have in the campus center

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm so I can not rate

    Tips for prospective students

    If your ever worried about any thing go to your advisor they will find you the answer your seeking

    In three sentences

    It's good and the staff is dedicated to its students

  • 05/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Remember, you are in a city. Use common sense and you will be fine.

    Greek Life

    I personally wouldn't go greek. I know people who have, and for some it has really helped them become better people, while for others it led them down a hardcore partying road.

    Clubs and Activities

    They are there. GET INVOLVED

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who is interested in living in an urban environment. Especially those who want to go into anything in the medical field.

    What to do for fun

    Meet new people and go on adventures.

    Food and Dining

    This is something IUPUI lacks. They are working on improving dining options, but they currently aren't great.

    Dorm Life

    Ball Hall was a great place to live. You get to meet a ton of people.

    Academic Rigor

    Go to class, do your homework and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    JOIN A CLUB! I did, and I met some amazing people. Also, live in the dorms. It isn't the nicest place, but the experience I had was great.

    In three sentences

    I love being a student at IUPUI. There are great opportunities to make connections with professionals around Indy. You might have to go out of your way to join a club or make friends, but the friendships you do make will be some of the most valuable relationships you will ever have.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a police station right on campus and police cars are driving around campus all the time. There are also little police pagers on just about every corner so if you need the police, all you have to do is pressed the button and a policeman will be there as quick as 60 seconds or less even

    What to do for fun

    This college is sitting in the middle of the small but lovely downtown city of Indianapolis so there are lots to do

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome, lots of fast food though but there are some healthy eating places

    Dorm Life

    There aren't really dorms, only for the freshmen but there are plenty of apartments close by that is a nice price for college students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to get involved on campus, it is a great way to get to know people, make friends, and looks great on your resume. Also get to know your professors because you might need them in the future when applying to graduate school or professional schools.

    In three sentences

    This college is a great school to attend. It has great resources that will help get your career started and right on track. The professors are awesome and also the help that is available for homework or studying.

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    So many choices

    What to do for fun

    Local museums, the zoo, downtown night life

    Food and Dining

    Restaurants close by and there is a Papa John's and a Chik-fil-a in the campus center

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is technologically advanced and has a great campus. There are many resources available for students.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are always around if you need them and call buttons are placed all around school in case you feel unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs. There is really a club for everything and every major.

    Great for these types of students

    This school can be difficult if you're a new freshman because there are so many buildings but once you get the hang of it its really easy to find your way around.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The 4th floor in the campus center wa always my favorite. It's great for just putting in your headphones and chilling out.

    Bang for the buck

    Great quality school for a lot less then most colleges.

    What to do for fun

    They have lots of things going on on campus as well as downtown do check everything out.

    Food and Dining

    Great choices in food. I'm a vegetarian and they had great options for me too.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, but I didn't stay there.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes really challenge you. There's not a lot of homework so make sure you study for tests because they really matter.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check out the campus center, it's where you will probably spend most of your time.

    In three sentences

    They were a great school. Wonderful campus and campus facilities. All my teachers were awesome.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Fantastic!

    Greek Life

    Yup.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 400 clubs and organizations.

    Great for these types of students

    Independent, Motivated, Open-minded.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Weeks of Welcome... free pizza, great time, good info.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good deal.

    What to do for fun

    Student Organizations, Volunteer, Party, etc.

    Food and Dining

    Yuck.

    Dorm Life

    Only one dormitory and its for freshman only.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't buy the on campus food. It's over priced and doesnt tast all that great.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has a very diverse campus. The faculty is great overall as is the student-teacher ratio. The classes are engaging and easy to understand.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    IUPUI has police officers living on the campus, as well as call boxes placed throughout the campus so students can reach them at any time.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is in the perfect location for entertainment. Students can utilize all that Indianapolis has to offer.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options on campus, my favorite being Chick-fil-A.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the dorms need to be updated, but there are new dorms being built, and the apartments available on campus are great!

    Academic Rigor

    One of the top schools in the State.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you apply early for a better chance of getting in. If you aren't accepted the first time, don't give up. You can always transfer!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love the IUPUI campus, and the location of the school. IUPUI has great facilities and offers all kinds of student involvement opportunities. This school is definitely one of my top picks!

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have been a few robberies on campus, but the school is great about emailing these incidents to students right away as well as weather updates.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm a member of the Sports Board and the Indiana Sports Corp where I volunteer for various sporting events in the city.

    Great for these types of students

    athletic students and sports enthusiasts. It also has the top Social Work program in the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Nothing that I can really think of

    Bang for the buck

    I'm getting an Indiana University degree cheaper than I could on the main Bloomington campus

    What to do for fun

    There's everything downtown. Colts games, Pacers games, museums, a zoo, White River Park, and plenty of clubs and dining.

    Food and Dining

    Food selection is ok on campus, but there are a number of restaurants close by.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in dorms, I've been off campus throughout my time at IUPUI.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are great size so the learning is very accommodating. The online classes are hit or miss with the professors. Some of them are not very responsive.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is great and really close to everything downtown in Indianapolis.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has been a great experience for me thus far. I've done a mixture of online and on campus classes. The only negative is the lack of parking and the expensive cost of parking.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel very safe walking on campus with it being very well-lit. Being so close to downtown, though, there's bound to be some fears about the city. But if you are ever in doubt of your safety, you can always call the campus police and they will escort you to your destination.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you walk up to the 3rd floor of the Campus Center, there's an entire room dedicated to tri-fold boards showcasing different clubs and activities. Theres drama, break dancing, spelunking, you name it! And if you can't find one you're interested in, you can always start one up yourself!

    Great for these types of students

    If you are hardworking and serious as a student, IUPUI is the place for you. Not too many party animals flock here.

    Bang for the buck

    With IUPUI being so helpful in paying for my education with scholarships, I've been able to achieve my dreams for hardly any money. Worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    Downtown there's always something to do! I've been to Crackers Comedy Club a few times, which is an 18 and older showroom. Ladies night is Wednesday, too, so girls can get in for free! As far as on campus, theres always the annual canoe race down the canal (the Regatta)!

    Food and Dining

    On campus, there's only one place to get food: the Campus Center. It has Mexican, American, Italian, and a salad bar, but the choices get old after a couple weeks. If you venture out closer to the city, though, your choices get MUCH broader. 10th Street has at least 4 pizza places on it, and the more options, the better!

    Dorm Life

    Ball Hall is currently the only dorm on campus which houses most of the incoming freshman at IUPUI. It's not air conditioned, though, and each floor has to share a communal bathroom (some floors only having 3 stalls). Also, students aren't allowed to have microwaves or hotplates in their rooms, so they have to share one microwave with their floor, too. If you have enough money, I would stay in the Campus Apartments or Townhomes. They're MUCH better quality, and totally worth the extra money spent.

    Academic Rigor

    With one of the most respected public art schools in the country, it's hard to say that IUPUI doesn't have academic rigor. I know that Herron School of Art and Design has professors who are very knowledgeable in their field, and I expect that Kelley School of Business would have the same. The art education program wouldn't have a 96% placement rating if they didn't.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Don't get a meal plan. Its overpriced and not a good deal...choosing from the cafeteria in the Campus Center every day gets old after a week or two. 2. Apply for scholarships. IUPUI is practically handing students money to help them succeed. 3. Just because the teacher doesn't take attendance, it's not an excuse to skip class. Being in class is needed to learn the information on the tests.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has countless opportunities and resources to help every student succeed in their intended major. Although there is not much of a social life on campus, downtown Indy is close enough to make up for it. Students must be serious about their educations, though, because this is not a party school.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    no matter what your major is, try to enroll in different classes. with such a big variety of programs there's no way of loosing your time

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great university with a lot of student diversity. It is the first choice for many students. It is well known for many of its academics and schools.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to choose from. You can even start your own club as long as you have a professor, counselor, or administrator to sponsor you.

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for students who don't want their lives to revolve around school. I didn't want to feel stuck at school by going away to college. IUPUI is in a good, central location, so students can find jobs, housing, and fun things to do with friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We don't have a football team!

    What to do for fun

    There are different activities and organization sponsored events going on every day!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has a lot of food options. We also have what I call a gas station with no gas- it's basically a convenience store. I only gave food 4 stars, because some things are a bit pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm at IUPUI and don't know anyone who does. However, I know there are not many dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a wide variety of classes and level of difficulty of classes at IUPUI. There are a lot of different introductory classes that are offered to get a better feel for your major or career area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get involved in as many activities as you have time for your freshman year to meet new people at school and to improve your resume.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is an alternative college experience. I am able to work, go to school, and have a social life. I don't feel like my whole life revolves around school, because the campus is in a central location.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun i normally go out with friends and other times with family or just go out and play tennis.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different variety of food to choose from. In fact, there is a food court located right next to the University.

    Dorm Life

    I like on my own, so I'm sure about the dorm life. However, some of my classmates who do live dorms have said that it is a much better life and peaceful, where you can do whatever you choice to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    NEVER TO GIVE UP, even if you get a lower score or bad grade because you made that mistake and now your the only one that can fix it but by giving up on something is not going to settle your mind and much as fixing that problem might. So have a dream and never give up on it.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great University, we have the best helping professors

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is on campus security available along with safety call boxes.

    Greek Life

    I did not participate in this area.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is enough to keep you busy and they are willing to help in creating more to suit your needs.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for the nontraditional student. They also have the best medical schools around!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The canal has a beautiful view with a very nice walking path. There is also a nice sports/recreation center on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Comparing the cost of tuition and the education received, IUPUI is defiantly the best way to go. Flexible class schedules and office hours for instructors make the learning experience exceed your expectations.

    What to do for fun

    Indianapolis offers a wide variety of events and activities. With an NFL football team, NBA Team, and a baseball team, sports activities are always happening. There is also a wide variety of nightclubs that offer live entertainment or a quiet place to meet up with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Could use more choices on campus but since they are close to downtown Indy, one can walk to nearby restaurants and events.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms but from what I saw of the dorms they were nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging homework and projects.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are transferring to this school, most credits are transferred from other colleges. The only trouble I had was transferring from Ivy Tech Bloomington. I had to transfer my home school to the Indianapolis campus although they are the same schools. They have a wonderful opportunity to take all your classes online and also offer offsite locations.

    In three sentences

    a school that offers the wonderful opportunity of attending two top ten schools in one location. The prestige of attending and graduating with a diploma from Purdue University without living on campus in Lafayette was why I chose this school. The instructors care about your learning and your success in the world as a productive adult.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Clubs, Clubs, and Clubs! IUPUI has very different, diverse groups which means there is always something to do. Shy? In their weekly newsletter, there are many additional opportunities for activities occurring at IUPUI.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know your teachers. It is to your advantage to get to know your teachers in order to get involved and move ahead. Often, teachers can recommend programs or areas of study.

    In three sentences

    Located in the middle of downtown Indianapolis, this school is at the center of the city. It has a competitive atmosphere that pushes you to complete any area of study. The faculty are nice and well informed.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    This school has great engineering programs, and I encourage everybody who wants to study engineering to apply...

    In three sentences

    This school is one of the best in this area. I am satisfied with it and they have a good engineering program.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You are in a big city, common sense keeps you safe, IUPUI does have it's own police though.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a VFW on campus. Drinks are alot cheaper than other bars but you must be a member.

    Bang for the buck

    Jagtag has restaurants that are affiliated with them, watch the newsletter for great specials.

    What to do for fun

    Walking the canal, Eiteljorg museum, Indianapolis zoo, Events at the convention center, baseball games, football games, concerts at memorial park on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options! Not only is there alot of places on campus, but you are right downtown so there is anything you could possibly want close by.

    Dorm Life

    I have no idea about this one.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but hey, we are in college. Besides, I would rather them be tough, at least I learn something then.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the Jagtag and make sure you have it set up to at least put $50.00 on it every semester.

    In three sentences

    I.U.P.U.I. has a very knowledgeable staff. If you have any questions just about any staff member will either answer or direct you to the correct office.So far I am having a wonderful experience.

  • 07/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always campus police patrolling the area. Also, IUPUI offers a text messaging service to alert all students of any potential threats in the area.

    Great for these types of students

    I personally feel that this university is great for any type of student.

    Bang for the buck

    Some classes shouldn't cost as much as they do.

    What to do for fun

    I personally have a family to take care of, so I really don't have time to go to many events at campus.

    Food and Dining

    At IUPUI there is always something good to eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you schedule your classes within a 5 minute walking distance from each other. I made the mistake of scheduling a one class that was three blocks away from my first class and had to run to make it on time.

    In three sentences

    Overall, I feel that this university offers everything a student could want. The instructors/professors are great and are always willing to help any student. I rate this university a 9 out of 10!!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Medical, engineering, business

    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, be involved with campus parties and activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take care of your own scheduling! Double check everything!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is one of the most accommodating universities in the US. The university being in downtown Indianapolis brings a good social life and historical, musical and artisic pleasures. The professors, advisors, and administrative staff are on top of their game and are extremely dedicated to helping each student succeed.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are everywhere, as are the large poles with blue lights and security phones. I have never felt uncomfortable or unsafe, day or night, on the campus.

    Greek Life

    I know IUPUI has it, but not sure of details.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unsure - as a non-traditional adult student, I haven't looked into this.

    Great for these types of students

    over-achievers, sporty types, liberals, conservatives, urbanites and rural folks

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The nursing, dental and medical buildings are encompassed by a network of IU Health hospitals, including University Hospital and the world-renowned Riley Hospital for Children. If you are looking into the health care field, you can't find a better university to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    Attending university at IUPUI has been a wonderful experience. I would encourage everyone to check the school out. I truly do not think you will be disappointed!

    What to do for fun

    Sports, museums, art trails, fine dining, bike trails, etc. IUPUI is centrally located, so all of these activities are within a short drive, if not walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    Delicious food of all types. Whether it's Spanish, Brazilian, Italian, Thai, Middle Eastern, or good old Americana - Indianapolis has it.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI has proven to be very academically rigorous, which I was not initially expecting. I finished my first degree in Boston and was under the impression that a mid-west school would be lacking in its academics - I was quite happy to be proven wrong! In fact, I have thus far found my program at IUPUI to be much more challenging than my first university experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective IUPUI students should be ready for the most challenging, mind-blowing four years of their lives. In the heart of Indianapolis, IUPUI offers an experience unlike other universities. Be willing to expand your horizons and open your minds. You won't be sorry.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI combines an urban environment with a small town support system. The education is top of the line and the opportunities in Indianapolis are endless. The international networking system IUPUI offers to it's students is a blessing to new graduates beginning their careers.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for anyone, honestly. I've been in classes that had people whose ages ranged from 15 to their 50's!

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI is relatively cheap and you will graduate with either an IU degree or one from Purdue based on your major. Also, it's a lot more lenient on admissions and is a great way to build up your GPA to transfer if you want to do that.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of free things to do on campus, like movie nights. Clubs always offer free pizza so take advantage! Also, try to hang around for the weeks of welcome! Tons of free stuff!

    Food and Dining

    There aren't too many places in the campus center but plenty of restaurants downtown accept Jagtags so take advantage of that!

    Dorm Life

    Housing is expensive and not all that great. Those who stay in Ball Hall have a sort of connection because of the crazy dorms, though. It could be a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are extremely challenging while others are pretty easy and straightforward. Make sure to visit a website that rates professors to see what you are in for prior to attending the first class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus before orientation. It is huge so it can be a little intimidating. If you do decide to attend, find your classes a week in advance to make a route for yourself.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is very diverse. There, faculty and students strive to make you feel included. The atmosphere is very inviting and fun while still great for learning.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    IUPUI promotes events for students every week in order to encourage students to get to know each other. There are tons of sports to try out, there is a Olympic-sized swimming pool to experience, there are hundreds of student-led clubs to join for those interested, and above all, the city of Indianapolis has its own fun activities!

    Food and Dining

    Since IUPUI is located within a large city, food and dining choices are immense. Students have the choice of eating at the cafeteria on campus, where they can eat fast food, club sandwiches, or health items selected by the university in order to promote positive lifestyles, or going into the city, where they can find hundreds of restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen students have the option of staying in Freshmen Only dorms, staying in one to four room apartments, or commuting. A large portion of students are commuters at IUPUI, since the campus is located in a city. The dorms are not all the same; some have room for four (most are two-person dorms). Students have access to a wide variety of services for all housing choices.

    Academic Rigor

    Contrary to popular belief, the professors do not simply lecture and that's it. While they do have time constraints, they are willing to guide you along the course material so that you feel on track and on task with everyone else. Depending on what classes you're taking, you will still need to be a good self-learner.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you branch out to as many people as you can. Talk to everyone, get your foot in as many doors as possible. Utilize the services available to you. It's a fresh start, so why not?

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is unique in that is encourages students to explore their interests without penalizing them for changing majors. The campus is closely-knit and deep within Indianapolis, allowing many opportunities for employment and leisure. There are dozens of places to receive help with tutoring and general assistance.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you are older then 21 this campus is located in downtown Indianapolis and has a wide variety of restaurants, theaters, and bars.

    Food and Dining

    The dining options are very limited and are very overpriced. However, most students tend to bring their own lunches as their are microwaves located all over campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in a dorm through my college experience.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of the classes will all depend on what course of study you will be in. However, there are always options to further challenge yourself and even apply for taking graduate classes if you want to go further. Most professors will be willing to take extra time to help any student who is struggling if they only ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to be engaged in everything IUPUI has to offer you must put forth and effort go out of your way to be a part of clubs.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has given me many opportunities to get ahead in my field that I would otherwise not have. When a problem or situation arises they are extremely helpful and genuinely want their students to succeed. This school is great for students who are working part time and need to get a good education.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Eat.

    Tips for prospective students

    Organize.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Courses are good. Campus is good.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    IUPUI is great about their safety concerns for the students. If there is a crime related issue on or near campus they send out a text or email alert to all the students.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of opportunities on campus to get involved. If your into sports you can possibly be apart of soccer, volleyball, swimming, basketball and much more, whether its on the team or playing intramurals. IUPUI also has plenty of social and recreational activities to participate in throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    IUPUI has several food and dining areas on campus. If you cannot find anything that interests your taste buds on campus, you can walk to downtown Indianapolis to enjoy a different varity of foods and even spend some time relaxing away from college life.

    Dorm Life

    Due to living off campus, I cannot give my perspective on Dorm Life at IUPUI. The only disadvantage I understand about Dorm Life at IUPUI is that they don't have enough dorms for the amount of students enrolled so a lot of students choose to live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you get your schedule and fall into your routine, you learn quickly what you can handle in between studying, working and extracurricular activities and college life seems like any other day.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just don't let the small college atmosphere keep you from believing you won't get a good college experience or education.

    In three sentences

    If you are looking for a small college with a large college feel and close to home then IUPUI would be the college to pursue to higher education. For being considered a small college they have 21 schools with the university with a wide range of degrees. You can receive a college education degree from Indiana University, Purdue University or both. IUPUI also allows you to particpate in internships and community engagements throughout your college years.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a big campus university with the warm feeling of a small town community college, than IUPUI is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    A W E S O M E !

  • 08/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The IUPUI campus is centrally located in the state with easy interstate access to a wide variety of entertainment, festivals, and sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    Since IUPUI is located near the state's capitol city, a student can dine on either fast food or an elegant restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    Most IUPUI students reside at locations other than a traditional dormitory.

    Academic Rigor

    Students at IUPUI can learn from professors who often have excelled at careers in the fields they are teaching.

    Tips for prospective students

    All prospective students need to visit an academic advisor to help determine the courses needed for completing a degree.

    In three sentences

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis campus location offers students a college atmosphere near a big metropolitan city.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    IUPUI has a number you are able to call if anything unexpected might happen. There is also always campus police driving around IUPUI, and there is also security in the parking garages because there is so many.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    IUPUI is located right downtown unlike any other campus. Since IUPUI is really big on the medical side of things there is four hospitals on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Since IUPUI is Indiana University and Purdue University combined you get the same degree and only have to spend half of the money. You are also able to stay closer to home.

    What to do for fun

    IUPUI has a lot of different extracurricular activities you can join in on. Sororities and Fraternities are a big thing. There is a natorium on campus for anyone who wants to swim or workout. Although there is no football team, we have a stadium with a track and a great basketball team.

    Food and Dining

    IUPUI has the campus center which if full of different food options. They have two floors where you can go to a full meal or just a snack and some coffee. The Mexican restaurant is my personal favorite. You can also use your jag tag (student ID) to pay for you food.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't actually lived in the dorm because I am close enough to commute, but I know a few people who do live there, they seem to like it. From what I know and see, if you live on campus you make a lot more friends. IUPUI isn't a party college so the only time you really see people is in class unless you live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Very competitive college, almost anything you come to IUPUI for, there will be a program many others are trying to get into as well. Studying is seriously the best way to get into your program because they want the best of the best. Also, IUPUI professors expect you to be in class, attendance is key.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always get there early for parking, and you will never be late to class. The buses are always good to take, its free! Go look for classes before they actually start.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a very competitive college, that is great at getting you ready for your program and a job. Much less expensive than other colleges around. You can attend there and get either an Indiana University degree or Purdue University degree without actually having to go to Bloomingtion or West Layfayette.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus is located in close vacinity to downtown Indianapolis. There are plenty of things to do for entertainment. Shopping, dining, movies, sports, and the list goes on.

    Food and Dining

    There are restaurants in close vicinity.

    Dorm Life

    I have never stayed on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has students ranging from young to old pursuing their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for your classes as soon as possible. Buy books used and look to buy from other students.

    In three sentences

    The school is a good school overall. They offer flexible classes that can accommodate those who need night classes, online classes, as well as classes at remote locations around Indiana. The only downfall I see is the cost of tuition is a bit pricey.

  • 08/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe but if you feel unsafe call campus police and they will escort you to your car.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is always striving to be better and more involved. You can expect greet things from Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Check out over 300 student organizations in the Office of Student Involvement, there is something for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Traditional and Non Traditional. Students who want to live in an urban environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The tunnels are the best locations on campus when it is raining.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely are getting what you pay for at IUPUI.

    What to do for fun

    I really enjoy exploring downtown Indy, its fun.

    Food and Dining

    Since IUPUI is more of a commuter campus, the food options are limited. We have the Citizen's Commons food court which has a few select places to eat but the hours are not very friendly. The best thing to do is head down the road to Indiana Ave and eat at the many restaurants there.

    Dorm Life

    IUPUI is always looking to grow and in Fall 2013 there will be a new dorm/apartment open to students. The ever expanding student housing will increase student life at IUPUI and we will be more of a traditional campus.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI faculty hold their students to a higher standard then many other non traditional university. Since we are representing IU and Purdue we are held to both standards of those institutions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try living on campus for a year, you won't regret it! Student Life at IUPUI is something everyone should check out whether you are a traditional or non traditional student.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is an urban campus but with a small school feel. IUPUI provides students with the opportunity to earn a degree from either IU or Purdue, or both! With the wide variety of activities for students to do in the Indianapolis area, you will never be bored!

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Find a restaurant you really like to eat at and then apply for employment.

    Dorm Life

    I have not ever lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    College can be challenging however completing and excelling is worth the challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    To all prospective students I would recommend always knowing your goals. College prices are raising everyday and finding funding is becoming harder.

    In three sentences

    Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis is an over all great school. I find this university to be academically challenging however there is always someone to help with your studies. I would recommend IUPUI to any college student wanting to pursue a career in medicine.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    THERE IS A POLICE STATION ON THE CAMPUS SO YOU CAN'T GET ANY SAFER THAN THAT.

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS OF ACTIVITIES AND CLUBS TO PARTICIPATE IN WHATEVER YOUR INTEREST. IN THE UNLIKELY HOOD THAT YOU DON'T FIND ANYTHING YOU COULD ALWAYS START UP YOUR OWN CLUB.

    Great for these types of students

    GREAT FOR EVERYONE! WE HAVE FANTASTIC DIVERSITY AND WE REPRESENT ALL 50 STATES AND 117 COUNTRIES.

    Bang for the buck

    DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF CLASS THERE IS FREE FOOD EVERYDAY SO YOU WON'T HAVE TO SPEND A PENNY

    What to do for fun

    There's plenty to do on the IUPUI campus from movies in the courtyard to masquerade balls. There's really something for everyone to have fun.

    Food and Dining

    What can i say besides it is GRRRRRRRRRRRREAT!

    Dorm Life

    im not living in a dorm but i hear that they are awesome

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI does have a well range of academically changing classes so rating wise i'll give it a four.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key! Make sure your social life is not interfereing with you school performance.

    In three sentences

    It is the best!!! The people are great and you get so much one on one time. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a school with a big population and alot of love.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency stations all around campus, you see police patrolling at all times of the day, and if you feel it's necessary, you may call a squad car to drive you home at any time from campus.

    Greek Life

    Greek life at IUPUI is growing quickly and contains a wide variety of wonderful, scholarly people. Most of which are a part of other organizations other than Greek Life. Statistics show that many members of Greek Life at IUPUI are in the top of the students rankings. Being in a fraternity or sorority teaches you time management, prioritizing, and increases your social life while simultaneously helping you academically.

    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on around campus on account of the many student organizations. I would suggest getting involved in an organization, so that you can learn more than what you learn in the classroom, meet people, and simply have fun.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is great and has more options than most of the colleges I've visited. I'd recommend not getting a meal plan. By buying a meal plan, you are locked-in to how many ever meals you buy, and I haven't met one person that has used them all. They have a big amount of them left and give them away to friends. I don't think parents would like to know they are paying good money to their child's friends to eat. What I've found to be the best method is to put as much money on your JagTag as you would pay for a meal plan. You can still use what you need to in the food court, but then you can also go out to restaurants around campus and use that money to buy other things in the campus center such as: books, coffee, pencils, or even a pack of gum. All while reassuring parents that the money will be used for things that are appropriate.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are horrible according to my friends that stayed there. I was fortunate enough to live in the campus apartments, which are a lot better but too pricey for what you get. I'd recommend living in an apartment complex or buying a house with friends close to campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends every chance you get. The more people you meet and know, the easier your college years will be. Who doesn't like things to be easier?

    In three sentences

    Being so close to downtown Indianapolis gives you, so many opportunities. IUPUI doesn't have all of the hype that IU or Purdue has, but that doesn't stop you from receiving a great education, meeting and working with wonderful people, and have a blast during your time spent in college. In my opinion, IUPUI should get more credit than it does.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI offers the same degree as IU and Purdue for half the price or less.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of student organizations in campus to get involved in. Also, the student activity programming board frequently plans free movie showings on campus and other fun activities. Finally, the campus movie theater was just completed.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of choices on campus. Just make sure that you watch prices. It can get expensive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't forget that you can still get involved on campus and always check your email.

    In three sentences

    I have had the privilege of studying at this wonderful institution for the last three years. The professors and administrators for the most part are fantastic. Additionally, IUPUI highly emphasizes increasing the well-being of their students.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Text alerts and email communications keep you informed if something is going on.

    Greek Life

    It exists but I don't think it is as large as other campuses in Indiana.

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not too sure about that bc there I am a returning commuter student and I am primarily focused on education.

    Great for these types of students

    All types...

    Bang for the buck

    Best bet for a great educations without breaking the wallet.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of great physical activities to complete on campus. It is a running friendly campus and there are lots of options for people ranging from nightlife to just spending time on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Located downtown Indianapolis, the food and dining options are pretty much endless and fantastic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive, get to know your faculty. They are incredibly helpful and a great resource.

    In three sentences

    It's a great campus with an outstanding faculty. I really feel this is a great campus for students and returning students like myself.

  • 08/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always activites to attend and be apart of, there are numerous organizations

    Food and Dining

    Food is good, but a little pricey

    Dorm Life

    Dorm rooms are expensive and limited and people have to apply super early. People that dont get into an apartment will have to live in an hotel room. Some students have to share a hotel room which really sucks. The apartments look great

    Academic Rigor

    Its good

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Check tuition 2. SCHOLARSHIPS and DEADLINES

    In three sentences

    The school has great resources and connections and its location (central downtown area) is surrounded by hospitals which aids the possible relationships students can have depending on their major

  • 08/29/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business dentle electronic

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and some classes have fun like the running class

    Tips for prospective students

    Join in on the fun and work hard.

    In three sentences

    Its a good school when plenty of majors.

  • 09/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Check out the Office of Student Involvement, they're always up-to-date on activities and clubs that are going on around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI definitely keeps academics as a main focus. The professors care about students learning the material, and peer-led groups called recitation are a supplement to lecture classes to insure this.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a well-localized, extremely modernized school. They're very serious about community involvement, and there's always engaging extracurricular groups seeking ambitious new members. While the school is very admirably academic-driven, there are also tons of clubs and fun activities provided regularly!

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe on campus! We have campus security along side with the Indianapolis Police Department. The school have call buttons if you ever feel unsafe and somebody will be there in matter of minutes to escort you to your destination.

    Greek Life

    Greek life if small here only around five fraternities and about the same sororities, but they are very good and they are heavily involved with the community.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have clubs that are for all people looking to fit in. I would be more involved with the clubs but i am so busy i cannot add them into my life right now, except my volunteer group i am affiliated with

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students they have clubs and activities for all students! They also have a vast majority of majors for anyone wanting an amazing education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many restaurants around campus to wath the colts play on the TV, or you can go to the stadium yourself it is only five minutes away from campus. You can also go to the Indianapolis Zoo or the Children's Museum.

    Bang for the buck

    My experience at IUPUI has been amazing thus far. Although my class schedule is vigorous I still manage to spend time with family and friends and maintain a job and still maintain a high GPA. I am currently working on becoming a reconstruction plastic surgeon and have a degree in finance and accounting so that way one day i will be able to run my own practice or hospital,

    What to do for fun

    Around campus there is so much to do in a ten mile radius. Either in the Student centrer where you can enjoy the arcade or watch TV on the big screens to going out downtown to all the shops and the theaters. There is a wide array of activities to do on campus and off. I personally love to bike around the trails and spend time with friends around the Circle Center Mall.

    Food and Dining

    In the city there are so many restaurants to choose from the food and dining is amazing! Anything you could want is around the campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am not living in a dorm this year, but i do here the dorms are nice and they are building two new dorms, one being a hotel where the New England Patriots stayed when they were in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl.

    Academic Rigor

    My academic classes are challenging because I am trying to get accepted into the Kelley School of Business and into Medical school. I prefer the challenging classes. By having challenging classes they keep me motivated to work hard and push forward and excel with highest level of achievement

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on top of your course work. Never skip class especially once you get into the higher level academic classes. One day skipped could put you very far behind in a class. Have as much fun as you want, get involved with everything that goes around campus! This will help you get acclimated with the school and make friends.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is an amazing school if you are looking for small class sizes and more one on one time with your professors. The campus always has something exciting going on almost at all times, and there is so much to do in the city in case you ever become bored or need top pass the time. I highly recommend coming here, you still receive a degree from IU or PU very worth the time invested.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Walk the Canal Shop Downtown Campus Parties

    Food and Dining

    Food is great here.

    Dorm Life

    Its okay, something someone should experience

    Academic Rigor

    Some of my classes are easy and managable.

    Tips for prospective students

    GET ON YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a really great school and also one of the top nursing schools. The people and professors here are very nice and helping. You will always have something to do.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel like the campus is very secure. There are always security around and a phone number you can call if you ever need anything.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 200 clubs and organizations so there is something for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like it ranks average among other colleges in Indiana.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on around campus. If you can't find anything there, downtown Indy is full of stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't much on campus as far as eating. The main food court in the campus center is your only option unless you want vending machine food. There are several restaurants in downtown Indy, but they are a walk from campus.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter to campus so I can't really comment on the dorm life. There is only one dorm on campus and it's for freshmen. There are also campus apartments, however, and they are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I find my classes challenging, but doable. The classes really challenge your way of thinking and figuring things out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to campus early to avoid being late to class due to parking. Make sure you attend classes, you can't get the grade if you aren't in class.

    In three sentences

    I really love going to school here. The campus always has something going on. The biggest downfall, and I'm sure this is true for most colleges, is the parking.

  • 09/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The canal walk is right near campus and is a beautiful place to spend time.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with intramurals and other on campus activities. Downtown is close, there is usually a lot going on in downtown Indianapolis.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus, so I am not positive. I think people generally like the food, but it is not stellar.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, but I hear many complaints about heating/cooling systems, internet, and more. Only one dorm exists currently.

    Academic Rigor

    In particular the IU School of Nursing is very academically rigorous.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a growing university. The university is big, but can still have a personal feel. IUPUI offers many majors and programs.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus has 24-7 police patrol all over. There is also a number to call and the police will escort you to your car if you want.

    Great for these types of students

    International students should really look into this college because it is really big on diversity.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is built around a canal. It is a very scenic route that people like to walk around or even exercise. There is also he regatta every year and it has racing in canoes on the canal.

    Food and Dining

    The campus center has plenty of food options and the location of the campus is around plenty of food places so you never go hungry. Also during weeks of welcome there is free food everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I know it builds great friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI has great academics and great opportunities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply. Apply. Apply.

    In three sentences

    It is a must go to campus. I love it here. Everything about IUPUI is absolutely amazing.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I hang out with my best friend and my boyfriend sometimes. We eat, go to the mall, watch tv, try to party and just relax.

    Food and Dining

    There's many places to eat since IUPUI is close to downtown. Although, we do have to find our own transportation and many people do not like to walk. Some of the food is expensive and some are reasonably priced.

    Dorm Life

    I hate dorm life. First of all, it's expensive and I don't have enough funds to pay a whole semester's rent. Secondly, I despise my roommates; their disgusting and disrespectful. Lastly, everything is always broken or malfunctioning and nobody can get to use certain things.

    Academic Rigor

    Sometimes the material is hard, but you have to be focused. I like most of my classes except my lecture class. The lecture class seems to be a waste of time and I don't get much out of it every session.

    Tips for prospective students

    If any students decide to come to IUPUI I would suggest applying for many scholarships. Try to stay away from loans because you'll have to one day pay them back. Study hard and be motivated.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great experience. Although, they are a little stingy on refunding money, they have good opportunities for education. I hope to pursue my degree here.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Perfect your time management skills.

    Bang for the buck

    This education is definitely worth the money!

    Food and Dining

    There are many great options in the student center, as well as vendor's on the street and other restaurants nearby if people choose to drive.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have experienced a difficult curriculum so far.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend the MSW program at IUPUI because the professors are just as passionate as the students and everyone has different experiences to bring to the table to continue all of our educations.

    In three sentences

    So far I absolutely love my experience at IUPUI. The campus center is great and has a lot of lunch options to choose from. More importantly, I am receiving a great graduate level education to become a top notch social worker.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    IUPUI has it's own police department based in the basement of the dormitory. There are always officers patrolling and keeping the peace. Safety is a major part of IUPUI, especially since it is in the heart of Indianapolis. With the extra security that is enforced, IUPUI is a sort of bubble around Indianapolis where safety is a top priority.

    Greek Life

    IUPUI has Greek Life, but not like tradition universities. Greek Life at IUPUI is like joining a club. There aren't any houses, or initiation ceremonies, so Greek Life is very low-pressure.

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for students who are seriously committed to learning. Without tradition university distractions like Frat Houses and parties raging every night, IUPUI is devoted to teaching students. If you truly care about learning, but are afraid of being distracted, then IUPUI is the perfect choice.

    Bang for the buck

    The beauty of IUPUI is that you don't earn a degree from IUPUI. You earn a degree from either Purdue, or Indiana University. Plus, tuition at IUPUI is cheaper than both Purdue, and IU, so you are earning the same prestigious degree without the extra cost.

    What to do for fun

    With IUPUI located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, there is always something to do for fun. Downtown Indianapolis is only a five minute walk away from campus, and features the Circle-Center Mall, Lucas Oil Stadium, along with numerous restaurants. The Indianapolis Zoo is right next to campus, along with several parks, and the Indianapolis Canal. Basically, anything you can dream of doing in Indianapolis, you can do at IUPUI.

    Food and Dining

    As of 2012, IUPUI offers only food-court style dining options, however, a new dining hall will be added in 2013 that will feature tradition dinning-hall cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    IUPUI has only one dormitory as of 2012, however, they are planing to add a new one for 2013. The current dorm is available only to Freshman, is very old, and lacks air conditioning in all rooms except those on the first floor. However, IUPUI has other housing options such fully furnish apartments that are luxurious for college life, and are well worth the exter money.

    Academic Rigor

    Since IUPUI is both Purdue and Indiana University, it follows the curriculum set by both schools. This creates intense academic rigor, but certainly is manageable. With the resources like the Math Assistance Center and the Writing Lab, there is no reason to believe that IUPUI is too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take as many dual credit and AP courses as you can. IUPUI is great at working with community colleges and accepts all form of AP credit, so if plan your senior year correctly, you might walk into IUPUI with enough credits to be a sophomore.

    In three sentences

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis has amazing resources and opportunities. Because it is both Indiana University, and Purdue University, you could earn one of two prestigious degrees in your selected field, without paying as much as either school. Plus, with resources like free-to-all-students Math Assistance Center, Writing Lab, and Speaker's Lab, IUPUI gives its students opportunities to succeed that can't be found anywhere else.

  • 10/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    IUPUI is an extremely safe campus! There are a lot of posts with buttons to contact the police, plus generally several police officers patroling campus or driving up and down the street.

    Greek Life

    The Greek life on campus has a lot of diverse options to choose from! RUSH week is a lot of fun!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities and plus it's also really easy to start one!

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for commuters and people who want to get away without going as far or paying as much!

    Bang for the buck

    Especially with the IU Kelley School of Business or the IU School of Medicine, there are a lot of added benefits without the cost of going to Indiana University in Bloomington.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, students can join the Regatta, use the canal, use free speech in the Democracy Plaza, enjoy free food and social events in the campus center and in the open area as well as generally discounted access to downtown Indy.

    Food and Dining

    Great food both on campus and surrounding the campus! Also, most places offer a discount or even accept the JagTag (student i.d.) as form of payment!

    Dorm Life

    With the addition of the new campus apartments plus renovations on the dorm and parking structures being added, the dorm life has certainly improved.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to making new friends! Get involved both in and outside of the classroom! Learn to do your homework and projects in a timely manner! Be a team player!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has the prestige and perks of both Indiana University and Purdue University in an ever expanding and varied location; Indianapolis, the heart of Indiana. IUPUI has a great focus on IMPACT and student driven activities. Things such as the annual Regatta and downtown events held at Military Park make it a great area to be at any time, plus you get student discounts for most things.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is always available.

    Greek Life

    As a founding father of a fraternity, I am mostly ineligible to join another fraternity, but the greek life is very active on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many, and they know it. Every semester they have a club day where you can go talk to all the clubs and get signed up.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone and everyone. The percentage of returning students has decreased in favor of high school students, and the number of foreign students has increased drastically.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a fountain that sits on the south side of the property that I was told gets pranked yearly with foam... I have yet to see that. Also, we have democracy square. This is an area where you can say what you want, and write whatever you want on the chalkboards. Go nuts.

    Bang for the buck

    For the cost, it is well worth it. I do recommend getting some general courses out of the way elsewhere if you are concerned about money, but if you want the full college experience, lock and load.

    What to do for fun

    Most of my fun exists outside of the college experience, but while on campus, I work for the library, and my friends there keep me entertained.

    Food and Dining

    Although I do not eat on campus that often, when I do it is more like fast food than any cafeteria I have ever been to. Also, with your JagTag, you can get discounts across the local area on food and entertainment.

    Dorm Life

    I do not reside in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely stay busy, I recommend getting a planner and jotting down everything, so you do not bet blindsided by an assignment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Scholarships, Scholarships, Scholarships... Do not get overwhelmed with your workload, if you get behind ask for help.

    In three sentences

    Having come from a community college, this has been a massive change for me. The friendships here have been amazing. The advisers will always work with you to help set your path.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent, I can't walk around campus all day and not see a cop. There are emergency call stations EVERYWHERE. The campus police will drive you to your car if its late at night and you're scared or whatnot. I feel very safe on campus, even though it's downtown.

    Greek Life

    There are many greek houses on campus, though only a couple have on-campus housing. They do a ton of stuff for the students on and off campus. They throw lots of parties, mixers, and social gatherings for the student body to attend.

    Clubs and Activities

    Although I don't belong to any club or activity, I had a chance to see all the sports and clubs and events that IUPUI does every year. There are so many I don't even know how many there are haha! When it comes to getting involved, IUPUI has you covered.

    Great for these types of students

    People who... can teach themselves well, don't mind commuting, are responsible determined students with a goal in mind, don't have enough money to go to IU, Purdue, or Ball state, want to stay close to home but still be far away, like to have fun, are unique, don't mind spending half an hour in the morning trying to park =(.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus center and the library are my two favorite locations on campus. The campus center has a bell tower, food court, art gallery, movie theatre, many tv's and computers (both apple and mac, on every floor...). Not to mention the beautiful glass architecture. The three-floor library is also a site to behold to. It is right in the middle of campus so you can see everything indy has to offer from the third floor!

    Bang for the buck

    I was able to go to IUPUI for free thanks to the federal funding I recieved from my FAFSA and the extremely low price of in-state tuition. I had to pay for books and my parking pass, but for that price I am getting an incredible education that I will use for the rest of my life. I don't feel like I am missing out by not going to IU because all the classes are just as hard and you learn just as much. Great value in a college.

    What to do for fun

    The student life at iupui is always doing something in the main courtyard. Whether its having a see-saw marathon for Riley's or smashing cars for simon cancer center. The greek life also throws many parties to celebrate holidays and events that happen throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    Great food, but as with the dorms, its pretty expensive. There is a chic-fil-A, a pizza place, a sandwich shop, and a salad bar in the main food court in the campus center. Food trucks are always right outside the lecture hall for something to eat on the go. The surrounding restaurants are top notch, especially the ones on Massachusetts Ave.

    Dorm Life

    Because i'm not in a dorm, i wouldn't know for sure, but the dorms at iupui are all recently built and are very comfortable from what I hear. They are pretty expensive as well, so if you are on a budget and living in the area, you might want to consider commuting for the first two years.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes that I have taken so far (Human anatomy & physiology, psychology) are challenging, but not so much that its slowing me down. The material isn't too hard, but i definitely have to make an effort to study an hour a day for each class. I have a 4.0 currently and I was getting a 2.9 at my high school. My professors do an excellent job communicating with us through email and the homework website we use (oncourse.iu.edu). It is definitely an academic environment that i can thrive in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they have your exact major that you are interested in. A solid gpa and test scores that reflect good academic performance will be needed to get accepted. Community service, summer school, scouts, or JROTC will help your application stand out from the rest.

    In three sentences

    An extremely modern, interesting, and fun environment, IUPUI is a wonderful campus located in the middle of downtown Indianapolis. It is just large enough of a school to provide the magnum level of education you'd expect at a state university with all the flexibility of a commuter college. You will feel at home whether you are commuting or living on campus in a fraternity.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is great they have a lot of securities in everywhere. And there is Emergency pole to ask help so Campus Safety is great.

    Clubs and Activities

    It's only my first year so I do not participate in any Clubs or Activities yet but I will some day. Class activities are great.

    Great for these types of students

    Every student who is hard work will be very succeed in this school because they have everything you need for educations.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everything is unusual for me but I'll get use to it. Being International student is not easy for me but it's okay.

    Bang for the buck

    I thinks I spent a lot but my parents paid it for me for now. Because I don't have a job yet and I'm not ready to work yet. I'm new in here so I need to know more about what a real university life is like.

    What to do for fun

    I really don't do anything for fun yet. Because I have been America for about four year so I really don't know what to do. I'm just always worried about my life but being America university student is a big blessed for me and I'm happy with that.

    Food and Dining

    I really don't know about foods because school is close to home. I never eat lunch in school.

    Dorm Life

    I don't lived in Campus so I do not know about it but my friend said it was fun.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm Asian student and it's a little bot hard for me but I'm still trying. And I planned to attend until I got my degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    - They have every majors you wanted to take. - Location is in middle of Indianapolis downtown so it's fun. - Tuition fee is cheaper than other university. - There is always someone to help you whatever you need about school.

    In three sentences

    I thinks Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is the best university. Because it's close to home so I save a few money money for gas. I am not sure about my major but they have everything that I wanted to study.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great school to transfer to.

    Bang for the buck

    This school a little expensive for an out of state transfer student. I am having a hard time paying for my tuition as a single mom.

    What to do for fun

    The school is located downtown Indianapolis...what isn't there to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the university tour before choosing if you are going to attend or not.

    In three sentences

    This school may seem like its big, but it has a hometown feel to it. IUPUI was an easy school to transfer to. I do not feel out of place being a non-traditional student because the student body is very diverse.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Im not aware of the Greek life.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities, I try some of everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would try and get as many scholarships, and grants as possible. Do as much as you can while your in high school.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a pretty good campus. Everyone is nice, and the professors always have time for students.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety wonderful at IUPUI. Above ground tunnels and basement tunnels give a safer way to class during the night and tough weather. Help signals are located all across very public places on campus for anyone who does not feel safe. We even have our own campus police force with an associated number who are more than willing to chip in.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek life is somewhat limited because we do not have on campus housing. However, we have many sororities and fraternities just being you to join. And each group is very active in activities around campus and for charitable events.

    Clubs and Activities

    As stated before, IUPUI offers over 400 clubs. And if you cannot find a club that suits you, all you need to start one up is a teacher and a couple other students! The cube in the Campus Center gives you access to all the organizations available.

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for kids wanting to stay close to home. It is also a very low tuition school for those who need a break on the wallet. It is also great for city lovers.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    IUPUI has started an annual Regatta on the Canal. It is a large rowing contest between different organizations associated with the university. It's a great place to meet new people, get involved and score some free food.

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI offers the top education that Purdue and Indiana University does with a lower tuition and better access to home. IUPUI also has something new happening everyday for you and your friends. Finally, Jag Jobs are an easy way to put money back into your pocket and helps pay off your bills.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Indianapolis is a host to many festivals, concerts and museums. IUPUI also offers over 400 student organizations and even has Greek life! And there is always the option of going to the zoo.

    Food and Dining

    IUPUI has a small cafeteria in the Campus Center that includes a small variety of different chain franchises. But because it is located downtown, really your options are unlimited. They is even Jimmy John's delivery available on campus!

    Dorm Life

    IUPUI is mainly a commuter school and has only one freshman dorm. However, they have great apartments on campus and they are continually building. Next year they will have a new freshman dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you take courses that are interesting and challenging, you will never be bored. Classes range from yoga to advanced organic chemistry. So do not be afraid to take some crazy courses!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for taking on more responsibility. Professors will help you only if you ask questions. Also, make friends with older students who are experienced in your desired field.

    In three sentences

    I am IN LOVE with Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis! It's close to home and very progressive. Plus, they have four hospitals I can perform my internships at, on campus.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on IUPUI's campus. There are always campus police patrolling and keeping an eye out for trouble. I also like, especially being a young female student, that the campus offers students to call and request that the campus police walk you to your car, apartment, or wherever you need to go in order to ensure your safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    I would like to see a little bit more involvement and unifying of the students on campus. I am not sure if it is because I am in the art school for most of my classes, but I feel like there is not very many clubs or activities promoted to all of the students who attend.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that IUPUI gives you a great deal for your education. I attend Herron School of Art & Design and I personally think I should be paying way more than what I am getting out of this school. It has amazing staff and great equipment and classrooms for students to get the best out of their education years.

    What to do for fun

    There is a ton to do at IUPUI on campus, but the campus itself is just minutes away from downtown Indianapolis. There are endless possibilities for students to adventure upon.

    Food and Dining

    IUPUI's Campus Center has a wonderful selection of food choices. They have everything from Papa John's Pizza to Chick-fil-a and even simpler choices similar to a mini gas station. I think that it suits the needs of it's various students very well.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not live in IUPUI's campus, but I have not heard any terrible comments about the housing facilities. The only thing that kept me from living on campus is the prices of their dorms and apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    As an art student, I am presented with a bunch of projects and assignments to always be working on. Even though there is a lot of work for me to always be doing, it is nothing that I can't handle, but it still is challenging work. I think the professors do a nice job of perfectly planning the assignments to best suit the class as a whole.

    Tips for prospective students

    Note that it is in the heart of Indianapolis, right on the outskirts of the Circle. It is also a huge commuter school, so most of the students drive and live off campus.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great school overall. Its staff is very in tune with the best ways of teaching their students. It is also a very nice and well kept campus.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is nothing to worry about. Campus security is always on top of their game!

    Greek Life

    There are plenty of Frats and Sororities that people can join. I'm sure you'll find something.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many club sports aside from the actual school funded sports. There are also non-sport clubs like math club, computer science club and dance etc. There are many, many options.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is awesome for students who really want to work. It is a science school and there are thousands of friendly people who will help anyone with a problem. Very welcoming.

    Bang for the buck

    Social life at school depends on the student. But, in terms of academic quality and job success the school is phenomenal.

    What to do for fun

    IUPUI is right in the city. Indianapolis is a fast growing community with a lot to offer. There are unlimited things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is beyond delicious. It's also right in the Campus Center which is the heart of the campus. It was built in 2008 and is beautiful in design.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't stay on campus. Although, the dorms and apartments are very close to the heart of the campus and are reasonably priced.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are very nice compared to many other colleges in the area. Be ready to study and put school ahead of some, not all, of your social life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to be outgoing! Get involved! Be yourself!

    In three sentences

    There are brilliant people that go to IUPUI. Everything is very close and convenient. Commuters have difficulties getting involved because traffic is an issue.

  • 11/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police security is always on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Business, Communication and English majors.

    What to do for fun

    Shopping malls, parks, theaters...you name it, there is a little bit of everything around the campus. That's the great thing about being in downtown indy, everything is right there at your fingertips.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and dining is blocks away. Whatever your taste or food preference, there is always something open to accomadate.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so I do not get to experience that aspect.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be very intense, but the access to support and tutoring is always available.

    Tips for prospective students

    I recommend this college to anyone that wants to further their education. You will get the experience of a large campus and the intimacy of a small community college all in one.

    In three sentences

    I love this school and the campus life is very unique and deversified. The access to all forms of technology and learning opportunities are just a building away. The Professors and staff I have come in contact with are more than willing to provide support and extra help with studies.

  • 11/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've heard of at least 3 robberies or muggings in the parking lot of the New Media/Informatics building.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always lectures or clubs around, one just has to find what they're looking for.

    Great for these types of students

    Herron has been well respected over the 100 hundred years they've been active. I wish they could collaborate with the New Media program to develop a solid film/video/digital photography program.

    Bang for the buck

    ? I'm getting banged for my buck. Moreover lack thereof.

    Food and Dining

    I'm broke most of the time, dumpster diving is beneficial if the police don't threaten you with a felony.

    Dorm Life

    I've always lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Herron is 4-5 stars and New Media is 3-4.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was very impressed with Herron School of Art and Designs curriculum, they've been teaching for roughly 100 years and know what they want. Both schools could benefit from each other, but moreover the New Media program might gain a better idea to structure their agenda from Herron.

    In three sentences

    I've learned a great deal from the New Media program, but all in all it's unorganized and underdeveloped. There are wonderful teachers but more often than not it's a confusing mess. I've never been very scholarly but don't appreciate teachers suggesting tutorial sites to do their job.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many emergency buttons that contcact campus police if you are ever in danger or in need of help.

    Bang for the buck

    There is help on practically any subject you need help with. You don't have to search hard for a tutor.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of activities and events going on at IUPUI. I have fun going to the courtyard movies, watching the Jaguar basketball teams. My friends and I like to go to different kinds of dancing classes that people post around campus.

    Food and Dining

    I love the many choices of food available on campus. The food trucks have delicious food everyday and I love getting coffee at starbucks every morning. There are even little convenience stores in various areas on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Their dorms are a little pricey, but I hear they are nice and really close to campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses really challenge and test your academic strength. The teachers are proficient and explain in detail. Each teacher has their own style to get used to, but I never had problems adjusting in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always look into the many free help on achieving success.

    In three sentences

    I haven't had a bad teacher throughout my 3 years here at IUPUI. Every building is easy to get to and there are many places to sit and study. I also love the many computers they have on campus to access the Internet and type papers, it saves me a lot of money.

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe! A little theft but nothing too big or dangerous.

    Greek Life

    NOPE

    Clubs and Activities

    They hold a lot of academic clubs Biology/Chemistry/pre-Med, etc. But nothing recreational.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are willing to go on to professional schools (Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Optometry, Law). Then IUPUI is PERFECT for preparing very well for it especially many of those professional schools are right by IUPUI for visits. Also, if you willing to go onto graduate school then IUPUI is also a great fit for preparation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is very diverse and I love it! All kinds of people from all over the world and very different backgrounds with very different beliefs.

    Bang for the buck

    -You will be very LUCKY if you find a parking space!

    What to do for fun

    Absolutely boredom just all about the studying which can be a good and bad thing. However, they occasional hold on campus events for everyone's interest like twice a month.

    Food and Dining

    Well, they have the basic fast food restaurants and coffee shops (McDonalds, Starbucks, Chick fil a). Other, than that they rarely have fun food on campus.

    Dorm Life

    This is a commuter college so you will most likely live in Indianapolis. However, if you live in dorms its nothing very bad and you'll probably be safe.

    Academic Rigor

    As far as I'm a student here, the professors are willing to help most of them to be honest. They have a writing center that is SUPER! And if you're ever willing to change your mind about a major/career they have counseling and academic advisers that are always willing to help you reach your goals!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a college that is willing to help you learn and concentrate on your studies, then IUPUI is for you. No matter what your major is the best thing about IUPUI is it offers a variety of majors and minors and many other degree programs to suit your needs. However, if your into partying and all that then IUPUI is not for you.

    In three sentences

    I love IUPUI I think its a perfect environment for people willing to learn. It has well respected schools especially for the sciences. The campus is year around safe with little to no crime and above all affordable.

  • 12/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Even though IUPUI is located in downtown Indianapolis, I feel quite safe here walking across campus after dark. The police are constantly patrolling in their cars and there are tons of emergency stations conveniently located all over campus.

    What to do for fun

    It's downtown Indy. You can go to Circle Center Mall, or to any one of the plethora of movie theaters. You could also travel about 10 minutes to 86th street. Anything you could ever want is located on 86th street.

    Food and Dining

    Being in downtown Indianapolis, there are a lot of different dining opportunities. There are a few places to eat here on campus, but the majority of good fast food is located on Indiana Avenue or 10th street.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty fun. Your R.A. does a lot to help create little social events for everyone on your side of the dorm to get together and become friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are quite rigorous here at IUPUI. They don't mess around.

  • 12/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the regatta. its a canoe race on the canal it is a lot of fun

    What to do for fun

    theres always events going on from all of the different organizations

    Tips for prospective students

    live on campus

    In three sentences

    it's a good school. it offers plenty of resources for student. this school is good for networking for the future.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Over 300 clubs!!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anyone looking to go into the medical field!!

    Bang for the buck

    I think for how cheap IUPUI is the education is great! Especially for any science major!!!

    What to do for fun

    Go to movies, parties at 1201, go out to eat, hang around downtown....

    Food and Dining

    The campus center has places to eat... I love the salad place! Also, there's plenty of places around campus or downtown to eat at that accept Jagtag as payment!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Ball Hall last year! I hated the building but loved the people! It is worth the memories!!

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the professor, classes can be really easy or really hard. From experience, I know that science classes at IUPUI are so difficult, considering this school is all about health and science.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus. Don't go home every weekend or you'll never enjoy it. I wouldn't suggest living on campus... too expensive for what you get.

    In three sentences

    You won't have fun unless you get involved!! I love IUPUI, and most of the classes are good sized. (not too big or too small) There are so many opportunities for jobs and internships in the city; great location!!

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own security and I've never witnessed a problem; though I know they're there.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for parents. There's a lot of flexibility in class times. Although, I wish there were more online options.

    Bang for the buck

    I went to Ivy Tech before this and IMO, IT was much more organized when it came to their classes (anatomy in particular). I learned a lot more at that particular class for about a third of the cost.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of choices for lunch, dinner, etc. I'm a vegetarian and they have plenty of choices for me on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I gave 3 because it's in the middle. I do not live on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to speak with an adviser often and research the teacher you're choosing for your class.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has a great staff for the most part. The campus is clean and typically quiet. IUPUI is in a great location in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue poles to contact the police in case of an emergency. Also there is a number you can call so that a police can escort you to your car if it is late so that you can get to it safely or any other place on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus. You can find many things and if you want something that is not offered you can submit a document to try to create it. There is even a club that deals with Harry Potter as well as the typical clubs such as the Psychology Club. There are also many activities and most are held during the warm weather. There is one in which students compete in a race in small boats on the canal. Food and music is around.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any student. It is a diverse student with many ethnicity's and religions. You can meet people that come from unimaginable places and learn about new cultures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are locations on campus that i did not know about. The school tends to respect every one's religion and recently an area opened to bathe feet and it is for a specific religion. There are also rooms for nursing mothers. This way the mothers and those with traditions in their religion can do what they have to do.

    Bang for the buck

    I love the campus mainly because I have come across many friendly people. There is no need to be afraid to ask for help from a person that you do not know, anyone is willing to help.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities held around campus. There are also days in which the theater is open to see a movie. There are also cultural events that are held but the events are listed online. Others are also listed in the Campus Center or one can go to the office in which they have information about them.

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of food in campus and around campus. There are many choices. You can also get discounts around the university area. With your JagTag you can also buy food and snacks from a vending machine if you do not have money.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a dorm can be very expensive. The more people you live with the less you will pay. It is a good way to meet new people and create new friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    College is completely different from high school. If you do not keep up with the assignments you will struggle. You also have to keep in mind the due dates and plan ahead of time so that you do not have to cram in the last minute.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should not be afraid to utilize the help that is offered. At any moment of doubt one should not wait till the last minute to complete an assignment. It is always great to start on time and also study hard for upcoming exams. At the end you will feel great, because if you procrastinate, you will just stress yourself.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great school. You can find help anywhere around campus. Everyone on campus is willing to help.

  • 12/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Our campus is very safe and has their own campus police as well as panic stations all throughout campus that are available 24/7. Every now and then there are some safety incidents but so far, it's been good.

    Greek Life

    I am currently part of Delta Sigma Pi, which an international co-ed professional business fraternity. This is great for my personal career, which is Marketing, and it's just great for networking and opportunities for its members. Most other greek organizations are wonderful to join and they each have their own event each year that they are know for.

    Clubs and Activities

    Personally, I am a very active student on campus. There are many clubs and organizations for every kind of person and all have their own amazing unique events. Almost all organizations are available for everyone to join.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our campus every year has the Regatta. This is an event in September where each organization creates their own crew and they race down the canal that is located downtown. Many sponsors come and offer free samples for the students, all different kinds organizations are there, and it's a great way to meet downtown, students, and professors as well. This is free for anyone so I always invite my family.

    What to do for fun

    Our campus has a basketball team and a soccer team that allow you to attend the home games for free. Also, intramural sports are very popular and you get to meet many other people through the games. All different organizations offer many campus-wide events that are little or no cost at all to students. SAPB! is a funded campus organization that create movie nights, dance nights, and sponsor many fun events on campus including comedians and visiting the zoo.

    Food and Dining

    There aren't many good options at the cafeteria on campus; the food is expensive and they serve small portions. However, there is a food court off campus that's only 5 minutes away walking and has regular fast food restaurants. Also, the hospitals have quite good and very cheap food and Riley Hospital, which is on campus, also has their own cafeteria and a McDonald's as well.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I had a wonderful experience at my dorms. If everyone comes out of their shyness and socializes with others, it would form great memories and friendships. My freshman year, I absolutely loved the dorms and my community.

    Academic Rigor

    Every major has their own hard classes and hard professors. No major is easy and it requires a lot of hard work for everything. The beginning and general classes are fairly easy but don't be fooled and think that's how it's going to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to enjoy a great college experience, you must begin to be active on campus. It benefits to meet people and get involved in different organizations, even if it's just one as long as you're truly active in it.

    In three sentences

    It's a wonderful school to attend since it's so close to downtown Indy. Also, it offers many majors and combines the opportunity of two different universities. It offers great opportunities as well.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are cops walking around campus all day, everyday. You can have officers escort you to your car or on campus housing, access a 24hr call line, and having so many students on this campus help you to never be alone and feel very safe.

    Greek Life

    IUPUI greek life has forever changed my life for the better! I have made life long friends and been apart of life changing moments that I wouldn't have experienced without being involved in greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Being involved on campus with clubs and activities will make your experience at IUPUI much better since the on campus living is much smaller than most campuses.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown Indianpolis is unlimited on fun activities from academic fun to free time fun.

    Food and Dining

    We are adding another food court for fall 2013 so that will make it even better on campus!

    Dorm Life

    We are gaining more dorms for next year, as well as refurbishing the ones we have now so it should continue to get better!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved right away to make your experience great at IUPUI. I am involved in the greek life and it has made my experience ever since so much better!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has so many great degrees and is growing everyday. If you are pursuing healthcare professions IUPUI is a great choice because of all the surrounding/nearby hospitals on campus. There are hundreds of groups to join as well as hundreds of helpful academics resources on campus available.

  • 01/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe and if you feel unsafe you can call the campus police and they will escort you to your vehicle free of charge!

    Greek Life

    Good sororities and fraternities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Various sororities and fraternities, and various clubs around campus

    Great for these types of students

    Great for any student of any age!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Campus Center is a great spot to hang out.

    Bang for the buck

    Great Price!

    What to do for fun

    There are various shopping places downtown such as the Circle Centre Mall,movie theater, clubs, pubs, and restaurants such as St. Elmo's which is downtown. Also, if you are a fan of the COLTS, Indians, Pacers, Fever there are various games that you can attend. The Indianapolis Zoo is also just around the corner.

    Food and Dining

    Great food options because you are located in downtown Indy.

    Dorm Life

    There aren't any dorms, but there are various apartments located conveniently next to the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Nursing for example is very challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    A student must get help as soon as he/she is struggling with any class. There are various study help resources that each department provides on campus.

    In three sentences

    A great school for health professions. It is very academically challenging and rewarding. You either get a degree from Purdue or IU. It is a great value as well.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are lots of police call buttons if you don't feel safe walking home that call an officer in a squad car to drive you home.

    Bang for the buck

    I personally save so much money by not living on a campus. My car gets fairly good MPGs so I save on gas. You can also get either the degrees offered by IU and Purdue all at the same place!

    What to do for fun

    There are many recreational sports teams forming all year round. There is a big mall within walking distance. Pacers, Fever and Colts games too!

    Food and Dining

    Tons of options within walking distance of the campus. The main Student Center building also has some grab and go entrèes.

    Dorm Life

    Very limited dorm options. IUPUI was originally a commuter only school, so all the apartments and housing are all after thoughts.

    Academic Rigor

    Since IUPUI offers Purdue diplomas, there are lots of very challenging courses one can take. There are lots of math class levels as well!

    Tips for prospective students

    They say parking can be an issue if you commute, however, by simply arriving with plenty of time to spare, you can save yourself a lot of hassle!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great place to go if you like living a big city life. It's also great if you're on a budget. Although it may not be as serene as the Bloomington campus, IUPUI is an amazing place to begin your higher educational adventure!

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe even when I was walking back to my car at mid-night or later from some overnighters in the 24-Lab.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many but I was not apart of any of them.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that get home sick.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In some of the older buildings it gets really hot.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is not really that bad since for most people you will be living from home and don't have to pay for room and bored.

    What to do for fun

    I liked to go to the library and play games on there wifi in my free time. Helps to unwind and keeps your game rage down.

    Food and Dining

    Food is fine, your better off bring your lunch since the dinning hall is kind of out of the way from most classes. But you can always walk to other food places off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms but from what I hear its fine. Not too many places to live since it is downtown Indy.

    Academic Rigor

    Parking is all I have to say parking. Get there early kids.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try everything your teachers suggest to you, you never know unless you try something once. If it does not work out move on to the next step. Never give up, you will hate yourself for it later.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a good school for anyone that is looking for something close to home. But there is a downfall of connecting with new people. Most people that go there are on the go all the time, not to many of them have the time to get together.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    IUPD has a huge presence on campus. They have multiple cruisers and their headquarters is attached to the freshman residence hall. They offer a 24-hour escort service by request, and there are several emergency posts around campus for use at any time. There is also the IUAlert system which alerts students when something has happened on or near campus, such as a robbery, which keeps students informed.

    Greek Life

    There is a growing Greek Life presence. There are not Greek houses on campus, however. They do a lot of philanthropy work, and are responsible for many of the campus programs.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many clubs and activities! There is an entire office dedicated to helping students find a club or activity to join based on their interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone seeking a new experience and to broaden their horizons. We have great nursing, dental, science, engineering, business, and art schools, with many other nationally ranked programs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It isn't unusual necessarily, but we have Democracy Plaza, a place where students can voice their opinions (political or not) on chalk boards outside for everyone to see and reply to. It's a great way to be heard and hear other's thoughts.

    Bang for the buck

    In state tuition is EXTREMELY affordable. I am from out of state, and it's still reasonable. Generally speaking, if someone has a college fund set up for them, this should be within reach. If you're like me, and had no budget, IUPUI also offers many service-award scholarships, where volunteer work gets you scholarship money.

    What to do for fun

    The campus has so many programs throughout the week and weekend, for example movies in the courtyard and homecoming dances. Outside of the campus, you are about a 10 minute walk from downtown Indianapolis so you are never far from fun. You can visit the Circle City Mall or go out for dinner. Living in a city is an experience that everyone should try!

    Food and Dining

    It is okay right now, but I know next year (Fall 2013) they are adding a gourmet all-you-can-eat style dining area in the new residence hall. From what I heard it will definitely be 5 stars (ranging from fine foreign cuisine to burgers and fries) but it has not been finished quite yet!

    Dorm Life

    IUPUI has a nationally recognized Housing and Residence life program. They really try to make living on campus an experience that is more than living. They offer weekly programs ranging from volunteering to cookouts, and everyone who lives on campus is happy they did. Also, residents who live on campus tend to have a higher GPA than those who commute.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are definitely hard, but not impossible. I've taken some of the hardest science courses offered, but with studying and proficiency in test-taking, any student should succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to decide what sort of major you would like to join quickly, I'd say within the first year. I say sort because often similar majors will overlap classes, but changing your major across the board, from say science to business can set you back so far that you won't be able to get a degree in four years. This is for most universities, but a lot of IUPUI's programs are very specific with little wiggle room because they try to make you extremely qualified to help you succeed after graduation.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great urban setting where students are subjected to multiple different perspectives. They have a huge emphasis on making a difference during your time there, and offer countless volunteering and internship opportunities. Overall, it is an exceptional urban campus that allows you to obtain a degree from either Indiana or Purdue Universities.

  • 01/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety has improved over the years. However you should always be aware of your surroundings and know what to do if you need help and where to go if you need help.

    What to do for fun

    Arts, movies, and theater

    Food and Dining

    There a lot of place to go and eat around the campus area.

    Academic Rigor

    Get speech out of the way as soon as possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have Internet and s good working computer before starting any classes. Also make sure that you can afford all the books and materials required for the class that you are going to take. Do not be afraid to ask your instructor for help. If your instructor is unable to help you, there are plenty of resources available to help you.

    In three sentences

    I have always wanted to go to IUPUI since I was in high school. Now I am attending IUPUI and it is everything that I imagined and more. There so many opportunities for the students to succeed in their journey to becoming a better person by continuing their education.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do, such as going to the mall, their are plenty of restaurants down town. You can join many clubs and organizations on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay ahead of the game. Read sections, notes, and be prepared for lectures before the class. Also studying little by little is better than cramming.

    In three sentences

    A Fun and exciting place filled with passionate and caring staff and students.

  • 01/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    if you're an international student, make sure you get a credit evaluation from AACRAO so you don't have to worry if the university makes a mistake in your transfer credit evaluation

    In three sentences

    I love this university!!

  • 01/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe when I am on campus

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for those who want to be close to home and still go to school.

    What to do for fun

    IUPUI is down town so there are lots of options of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many great food choices on campus ,but there are near by fast food places to eat.

    Academic Rigor

    I like the class sizes, and the teachers are over all great.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would look for scholarships because there is a lot out there.

    In three sentences

    I like the university over all. I am in in the school of liberal arts and I have notice that the surveys that we give on our advisers seem to affect who stays. also like that it is easy to find books for class reasonable.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The activities of IUPUI are a host to games and clubs that can fill out your college life if you choose. The semester can bring a lot of worries, but the campus can bring some relief to the restlessness as IUPUI is what you make out of it. The games are available if you choose so, the sporting events are free for most of the events, and the clubs may be hard to find and sparsely participated in, but you involvement will make a difference.

    Food and Dining

    The dining and food available to IUPUI is on the pricey side as the restuarents and snack stops may lead you to more economicly viable situation, but regardless of price the choices are ample and diversity is the rule of the food world.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is quaint as the nestled rooms are occupied with bustling students making lasting relationships and prolonged journeys into the Academic world.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics of IUPUI vary from one school to the next, but with the back of Purdue and Indiana University the classes are tough and fair lending to the highest possible academic progress available.

    Tips for prospective students

    A great way to start your academic life at IUPUI is to be involved and to make sure your experience at IUPUI is what you make of it.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI amenities and attributes are equal to the mid level college ranking which IUPUI is home to. The positives of IUPUI are that the degree that you are seeking comes from a highly respected and prestigious schools what will enhance any reputation. The surroundings of IUPUI are what shape it into the University that it is as, the backdrop of Indianapolis is a Mid-west capital with all the perks that come with it.

  • 02/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being in the city does mean that we are a little more vulnerable to the normal level of criminal activity in the city, but that level is low here in Indy. The campus police are fantastic at their jobs, as you will see them around so often you will probably get to know them by name. There are also safety poles all around campus, and many students take this (really fun) self-defense class together that is taught by the police. I have not once felt in danger while at IUPUI!

    Greek Life

    Despite the myth, Greek life at IUPUI is fantastic compared to other schools. There are a decent number of sororities and fraternities to choose from, and they are much less the stereotypical Greeks. There are not campus-deemed 'houses', however many of the brothers/sisters live together in houses just off campus. Joining my sorority was probably the best decision I have made-- I have made tons of friends that I may not have met otherwise!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs and organizations covering many different subjects. A lot of students are in multiple different clubs, at least one of which is usually geared toward volunteer work. There are also club sports and more artsy organizations, and if you don't find anything you like, it is really easy to start an organization!

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for almost any type of student. If you are unsure of what you would want to study, this provides you time to test different subjects out while not wasting your time or money. If you're like me and want everything (the college life and the big city), this college is great for you. I have gotten a lot more hands-on experience by attending IUPUI because the city gives us the ability to work with surrounding companies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the warm weather months every Thursday swarms of people come to the courtyard in the center of campus and we project a movie for everyone to watch while laying on lawn blankets. In the winter we relocate to the theater inside, but who would want to skip out on free movies and popcorn?? We also have a habit of crowding T.G.I Fridays and Buffalo Wild Wings every Friday night!

    Bang for the buck

    The low cost of attending the school is one thing that drove me to come here for my bachelor's degree. You still get the same quality education that you would receive at the Bloomington campus or any other college, but the cost is significantly less. This is mostly because IUPUI started out as a commuter college, though it is much more of a standard college now.

    What to do for fun

    The big city surrounding campus allows for loads of fun, be it shopping at the mall within walking distance from campus, ice skating at Pan Am Plaza, or visiting many of the local restaurants and pubs. Many students attend the IUPUI basketball and soccer games, and in our campus center we have a room with ping pong and pool tables. There is never a dull moment in Indy!

    Food and Dining

    The dining options are just okay here on campus. We are fortunate enough to have companies such as Chik-fil-a and Starbucks selling their product in our campus center, however the campus food services are just mediocre. Compared to other colleges I've visited, I think our food could use a little improvement. That being said, many of the restaurants just off campus give us discounts if we show our student I.D.'s, so that is a redeeming factor!

    Dorm Life

    I am rating dorm life at a five simply for the reason that it is more common to live in apartments rather than dorms here, even in your first year! There are dorms available, but I chose to live in the campus apartments my first year, and I loved it! I still get the close community of dorm life, but I don't have to fit everything into one tiny room! My apartment is really nice, and I love all of my neighbors!

    Academic Rigor

    Thus far, my classes have not been too rigorous, though I do expect that to change for me next year as I enter my more major-specific courses. The only reason I feel that my classes are so manageable, however, is because I am very organized and stay on top of my work. Time management is a big thing in college because you have the freedom to do whatever you choose. For me, this meant wanting to do lots of different things and trying to fit it all into one day or one week. It's very do-able if you manage your time well, but otherwise you may find things more difficult both academically and otherwise.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip would be to live on or near campus. The students that do so gain much more of a college lifestyle, and the social life is great because of it. I also would recommend getting involved in something--IUPUI has hundreds of organizations and greek life opportunities! I have made many of my friends just by going to different events put on by campus, so don't be afraid to get out there!

    In three sentences

    I like IUPUI because it allows me to have the college life feeling on campus, but I also have access to the wonderful city-life downtown. This not only adds to the entertainment perspective, but also involvement and opportunities to gain experience with future employers. Many of the stereotypes about IUPUI are wrong; it is not just a commuter school!

  • 02/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is slowly getting better. Too many crimes have happened on campus or near campus. The reasonings for this are because 1) there are hardly any cameras where crimes take place on on campus and 2) the school is located downtown and is and open campus.

    What to do for fun

    If you are looking for fun, you can go to Broad Ripple. Indianapolis is home to several universities. Many of the undergraduate students hang out in Broad Ripple. The area offers lounges, clubs, restaurants, bars/pubs, and comedy clubs. The area also offers several of boutiques.

    Food and Dining

    The food at IUPUI is pretty awesome. The University offers a variety of fast food services such as Starbucks, Chic-fil-a, Moe's, Subway, Pappa Johns, and provide food trucks during lunch that provide a variety of foods - i.e. pizza, salads, Mexican food, Indian food, hot dogs, and much more.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at IUPUI is typical of any college dorm. Dorm life can be fun. It is a part of what makes your college experience what it is. I would recommend that you live in the dorms at least your first year of college.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI is one of the best schools in Indiana. The University is known for it's Nursing School, Dental School, Medical School, and the history program. In fact, the IU Health Center is in the top 1% for hospitals in the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I would recommend that you live the off-campus apartments near the campus, make sure you know what books you need before class (some professors don't provide a list of books you will need and will have to find someone in the bookstore to assist you), and don't purchase planners from the bookstore because the schools gives out free ones during the first week of class (look out for welcome back to school announcements to receive one).

    In three sentences

    IUPUI offers outstanding opportunities for jobs, internships, social, and recreational activities. What many students love about the school are the daily food trucks that offer a variety of food during lunch - i.e. Indian food, New York style pizza, tossed salads, fish and chips, etc. Lastly, IUPUI is located in downtown Indianapolis - where students can assess shopping, dining, and visit historical attractions.

  • 02/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The greek life isn't like most other schools. It is limited.

    Great for these types of students

    People looking for diversity or a huge campus, this is a great school for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do around Indianapolis but you have to have the money for that.

    Food and Dining

    There are not many choices on campus. The places that are here are fast food and unhealthy choices and it is not like most schools.

    Dorm Life

    There is not much of a dorm life here.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics here are very good. The programs are very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a real college experience do not go here. Some classes can be very big such as 350 students. If you want more one on one time with the professor I would suggest going to a smaller school.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great school for diversity. It is a huge campus but fairly nice. The programs are very competitive.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Downtown indianapolis is extremely close to campus so museums, nightlife, parks, and the canal are all within walking distance or a short cab ride.

    Food and Dining

    One food court with limited selection. Nothing much to speak of in the immediate vicinity of the school, but downtown indianapolis is close by.

    Dorm Life

    Not much to speak of. One dorm for freshmen and only a few campus apartments for freshmen and up. Not much of a social scene on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging and stimulating course material with professors that are very accessible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a school that focuses on the quality of education and not so much on the social aspects of college.

    In three sentences

    A commuter school that has very good specialty programs. Students here seem to take their education seriously since there are not that many distractions on campus. Very good faculty that for the most part care about the success of their students.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are only a few incidents of crime on campus and you will receive emails from the university with the information about the incident. Campus police are everywhere ensuring student safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many great opportunities to get involved on campus. There is a student involvement center in the campus center to check out the various activities offered.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students. The commuter, ones who live on campus, older, younger, all cultures, race, sexuality, and anything you can think of. IUPUI is a very accepting and diverse campus.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown is just a few blocks away! Movie theater, mall, museums, concerts, sports, and many other things. Plus many student involvement activities on campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    The campus center has a few options for food. Some healthy and some fast food type.

    Dorm Life

    Nice apartments! Ball Hall for freshman is not the greatest place to live. Various activities going on all the time for student involvement.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the academic setting, professors, and classes. I always get the help I need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for campus housing early. Get to campus early to find a parking space.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a fantastic school. Great professors, classes, and students. There are many resources available for all students and many great opportunities for everyone.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Go Greek! It was one of my best decisions I've ever made. Try it.

    Clubs and Activities

    IUPUI has clubs for anything you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    ANY!!!! IUPUI accepts all kind of students.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do for fun. The school host many movie nights and social events as well. Off campus, there are downtown events, such as festivals.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to choose from around the campus. A lot of fast food as well as dining restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I just commute to school. I have no idea what dorm life is like.

    Academic Rigor

    Any medical degrees are super rigorous. They require all of your time to study. Medical degrees must be taken seriously.

    Tips for prospective students

    My number one tip would take tours before your first day of class. It's a pretty big campus. My second tip would to enroll in the Summer Bridge Program. It's open for prospective students. The program gives you tools to be successful and helps you around the campus.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a very diverse school that is open to anybody. It's not that tough to get in but is very academically ranked. The school definitely strives the best out of their students.

  • 03/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is extremely safe. All around campus police offers are standing near by. Their is also emergency boxes spread throughout the campus.

    Greek Life

    At IUPUI , Greek life is absolutely amazing ! there are many sororities and fraternities to join. You just have to find the one that suites you !

    Bang for the buck

    The JagTag or your student ID has many options for students. You can get into the Museums for free ! and also many of the resturants near by offer discounts on certain days just for being an IUPUI student.

    What to do for fun

    Since IUPUI is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, you can never be bored! You can talk a walk down the canal, visit the zoo and take a shopping trip at the mall. There is also a game center and a movie theatre inside the mall !

    Food and Dining

    The campus center at IUPUI has many restaurants and shops to eat at! There is something for everyone to enjoy. And not to mention , you can always find a perfect spot to sit and enjoy your meal. Almost near campus are resturants if you prefer to go out and eat in between classes. Its all at a walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I personally dont live in a dorm. i am a commuter to school. But from what my friends tell me, living on campus is fantastic ! They have tons of places to pick from. It all depends on your financial status.

    Academic Rigor

    The advisors are so helpful when it comes to chosing classes. They constantly send emails regarding when to schedule classes and even activities around the campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking about attending IUPUI, get involved on campus. It is a great way to meet people and learn more about the school. It makes you feel like you are part of the school and not just an individual walking around campus.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has everything a college student needs. They have great programs for almost every major students are looking for. Their is help everywhere you look and so many clubs to join.

  • 03/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The campus is in a great location, downtown indianapolis. There are many museums, restaurants and sporting events to attend.

    Food and Dining

    The campus center has a good court with diverse options, however, can get pricey.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot comment on this section, as I have not lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I went to an excellent high school, so I feel well prepared.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become involved in a club or some other organization. This will help you meet people, especially if you are commuting.

    In three sentences

    This campus has great professors that are caring and hands-on. The learning environment is great and provides for optimal learning.

  • 03/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Have emergency contact booths in parking lots campus security

    Clubs and Activities

    Depends on club to club. It takes your initiative and interaction with others to make an impact on your community.

    Great for these types of students

    Unsure about major Don't want too much debt Long working hours Work study Urban environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It takes a long time to park if you are not aware of traffic patterns.

    What to do for fun

    Plenty. You'll be able to figure it out yourself.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of areas to eat being that it is situated downtown. Additionally they have a jagtag which is similar to a credit card you can only use it on campus and other businesses that are affiliated with IUPUI.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus. I have heard it makes it convenient to walk or bike to classes instead of purchasing a parking pass which is approx $250 a semester.

    Academic Rigor

    The beginning classes are very easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research the program that you are actually interested in to see if it truly prepares you with the skills you need to be competitive in the position you wish to seek.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful school for exploring different professions. It is best known for its medical field.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is well lit at night which helps some with safety. The parking garages are a little concerning at night, but for the most part it is a safe campus. There are normally a few cop cars around campus to help show that there is protection on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    In the campus center and one of the courtyards there are constantly people talking about the different clubs and activities that someone can participate in across campus. The bulletin boards in every building are filled with things that advertise events going on around the campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who do not have the necessary funds or resources to attend a larger school would find this to be a more affordable option where they can still get a great education.

    Bang for the buck

    The education you receive here is essentially the same one that a student would receive at Purdue or Indiana University, but cheaper. It is not the traditional college experience since it is a commuter campus for the most part, but if that is not an issue then it is well worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is in downtown Indianapolis. Indianapolis is known for having a decent amount of fun attractions that are all within walking distance, which is a fantastic thing since many college students do not have cars. One can take in a baseball game at Victory Field along with the other sports options with the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. The mall is a fun place to visit and the zoo is not a bad place either.

    Food and Dining

    Since it is a commuter campus the dining options are limited. There is a food court that has different options depending on what you are looking for. It allows for people to find a few different choices depending on if one is looking for a vegetarian/healthier option, but also options like pizza or burgers.

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms, but the people I have talked with who have lived in them are fairly satisfied with them.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is only a three, but it is not because the material is not challenging. Much of the material is covered during class and worked on during class, which makes the overall class less demanding due to the lack of extra work outside. I have found this to be much better in terms of absorbing and understanding the information instead of having to go home and learn everything on my own.

    Tips for prospective students

    Communicate with your teachers. Almost all of the professors I have had here have been more than happy to assist me with any issues I have had and it has made my academic life much less stressful knowing I can get help when I need it.

    In three sentences

    The school offers a much more student friendly environment. It is significantly easier to communicate with the teachers and they are much more ready to assist you then some larger universities. It is a very comfortable school that makes learning much easier.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a game room at campus center with pool, video games, table tennis, air hockey. Movie theather is also located at campus center.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to Financial aid before enrolling and follow strict course plan as well as register early for classes.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has large number of courses with decent tution rates. The student body is a lot more mature than you would I thought would be and the staff is much more helpful as well. However, courses are easier than my previous college.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Recently, we experienced a man spotted on campus with a gun. We IMMEDIATELY received text messages, e-mails, and phone calls to seek shelter. They locked down the campus and did not let us go until everything was clear. I was very happy and impressed at the way IUPUI handled the situation. I feel extremely safe there, after this event.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are diverse. Students who enjoy urban settings.

    Bang for the buck

    I have found the money spent at IUPUI so far well-spent. I've gotten what I've paid for.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there's a lot of biking activities if you're into that. Plenty of trails and paths to ride around or commute on. Restaurants nearby, to hang out with friends and/or study. There's a lot of co-ed sports and clubs available, too. Really, anything you could want, IUPUI has.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent! The food court on campus has plenty of healthy options and also some not-so-healthy options. There is a good variety. A JagTag makes it easy to deposit money on and use if you do not have cash on you. If you are not wanting to eat on campus, it is right downtown, so there are an abundance of choices. The hospital cafeterias nearby are also not too shabby!

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived on campus in a dorm, but from what I have heard, it is hard to get into if you do not plan ahead accordingly.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at IUPUI are of high quality. I have attended a community college in the past, and am very impressed with the knowledge and the teaching approach they display.

    Tips for prospective students

    The main tip I would have for a prospective student of IUPUI, is to research your intended major and schedule an appointment with an advisor ahead of time. Be prepared! I would also make sure that you have your living arrangements sorted out well ahead of time. There are on-campus dorms and also plenty of options outside of campus. The closer, the more expensive, so it's worth it to plan ahead and bargain hunt for a place that suits your needs and budget.

    In three sentences

    Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis is a wonderfully diverse campus. It is right in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, Indiana and is surrounded by some of the state's top hospitals. The campus is not too large, so it is easy to navigate. The environment is clean, friendly, and accepting.

  • 04/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    No one has ever been hurt to my knowledge.

    Greek Life

    I've heard it's good, not in a sorority myself.

    Clubs and Activities

    SAPB is a great organization that hosts a lot of events, there are many more.

    Great for these types of students

    Wow this is hard to answer because it seems like there is a program for just about everything and its cheap.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The cultural walk is all around the campus...check it out!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is cheap and has great programs backed by IU and Purdue!

    What to do for fun

    What don't I do. Being right in the middle of downtown there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great but expensive.

    Dorm Life

    As of right now there are only freshman dorms, but they are adding more dorms that anyone can live in.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has great academic programs that are stimulating and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try really hard your freshman year because that will determine if you get into your program.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school, with great academic opportunities. Even though it is a commuter campus the clubs try really hard to include everyone. Some programs are difficult but they are strong degrees.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    No one will regret attending there.

    In three sentences

    It is one of the most beautiful and comfortable for Indy residents. I will enjoy attending there and I will finish my master.

  • 05/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    I would definitely recommend Greek Life because it has made my college experience a memorable one. Greek Life is not as big as it is at other universities but that just means that everyone is a lot closer.

    What to do for fun

    I like to hang out in the campus center and being in greek life has definitely made my experience at IUPUI a lot better.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good and if you are planning on living on campus you need to have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I recommend living in the dorms so that way you have a small campus although you still have a big university feeling.

    Academic Rigor

    Not big classes so you have individual attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore the campus and join an organization!

    In three sentences

    I like that the campus is a growing community. IUPUI is in the middle of the city and I like all of the connections that may come in handy after graduation. I like that IUPUI is small but does still offer an Indiana University degree or a Purdue Univerisity degree.

  • 05/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    My time on campus is strickly class related. Not really alot of time to have alot of fun on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I never ate on campus - I usually bring my food.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home, never lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Since I have been there, I have met some phenomenal students and professors. I wanted to go to class and as a mother, wife and a full-time employee - classes were able to be scheduled around my schedule.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do a full tour when you come to the campus to make sure you take in all the scenery, local restuarants and stores - most of all where all of the classes will be.

    In three sentences

    This college is full of diversity. They have several different clubs and groups to join for college support and in order to gain community service. This college is set up in a nice location in the middle of Indianapolis.

  • 05/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Definitely ideal for commuter students, students with busy work schedules, or students with other priorities in their lives to be focused on like family. Good for the student looking to earn a good education at a decent tuition, or for students looking to spread their wings and learn to live on their own in a city living environment.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty cost effective, especially if you're a commuter. But even comparatively if you decided to live on campus or attend from out of state, IUPUI is one of the more affordable universities and guarantees you an accredited degree in any field that you can take with you anywhere you go.

    Food and Dining

    The campus center offers a good variety of food services so you could eat something different every day of the week if you wanted. The closeness to the downtown area also means that you could take a quick drive downtown for lunch at one of the various restaurants if you wanted something new every once in awhile.

    Academic Rigor

    The standards for this school are higher than some of the other universities in-state. Thankfully the school offers plenty of opportunities for tutoring and quiet areas to study if you find yourself needing some academic assistance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Commuter school means tough competition for parking spaces, so be prepared to leave a little early. Otherwise, this centrality and overall layout of the campus is nicely designed so you can walk to your classes in no time at all.

    In three sentences

    Great school for the commuter looking to maintain a job and education at the same time. There are also plenty of on-campus opportunities to get to know fellow students and be involved in local affairs. The downtown location is optimally close to shopping and food locations if you're looking for something more to do during your down time between classes.

  • 06/24/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Though it may not be considered one of the cheapest, IUPUI's cost of tuition is easily manageable especially for out-of-state students.

    Dorm Life

    From what I have seen the dorms are fairly nice and are a decent size. Plus there is a newly refurbished building call the Tower that has practically brand new rooms and cafeteria which I am looking forward to seeing.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you looking for a school that is well known to employers then IUPUI is a great choice. Many people will recognize the name and know that you will have a good educational background.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is fairly reasonable for a city school

    What to do for fun

    With over 300 student organizations, there's always something going on around campus, and being located in downtown Indianapolis, you are jut minutes away from museums, gardens, and shopping.

    Food and Dining

    There are several dining options on campus, there is a food court in the student center and a dining hall in the Tower dorm and being so close to downtown, there are lots of restaurants within a ten minute walk.

    Dorm Life

    Even though most of the students commute, there are several dorm options that seem great. From apartments to brand new dorms, there are housing options for everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI seems very committed to helping its students succeed and adequately preparing them for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus to make sure you are comfortable with the campus. It is very big and spread out in a city setting.

    In three sentences

    It is a very diverse campus with lots of things going on all the time. The staff and faculty are very nice and helpful. It seems very easy to get involved and meet new people.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Not too pricey for a IU or Purdue degree, but the only reason I gave it four stars was because it isn't nearly as cheep as a state college, or community college.

    What to do for fun

    Many opportunities to become involved in the community or the school as a whole. Lot's of extra-curricular activities offered by the school to become involved.

    Food and Dining

    Variety of food places near by and on campus. Being that it is in downtown Indianapolis, the options are near limitless

    Dorm Life

    The only reason I gave the dorm life 3 stars is because I am basing it off of the school as a whole, I am a student who commutes to school and lives off-campus

    Academic Rigor

    Very high academic rigor, while going to IUPUI you can get degrees from two of the top schools in the country. If business is your thing then you can go to IU's kelly school of business, gain a IU degree, or go for engineering and get a Purdue degree. Whether it be Administration, or X-Ray technician, you will be earning a prestigious degree from educated intellectual professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a way to pay for school; scholarships, loans, and/or help from friends/family etc. Get good grades and finish college as fast as you can, because student loan debt isn't very nice to look at, and neither is being denied school because you can't afford it.

    In three sentences

    Very organized and extremely helpful with transfer opportunities. High standards for academics, you are paying for a good education, and they know that. Advising is the best I have seen at any other college, willing to help you for as long as you need them to.

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of fine dining around campus, but more close by. You can practically walk to anything from 1-5 star dining. There are many restaurants close to campus that use your pre-loaded student id, as payment.

    Dorm Life

    There are more and more dorms going up every year.

    Academic Rigor

    I have always been challenged by my studies at IUPUI. The curriculum set forth by the administration and professors is challenging, but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus is a commuter campus, but there is plenty of student housing on campus. With the college being downtown, there are plenty of opportunities to experience art, music, food, theater, sports, bars and much more. Don't just focus on your studies, make sure you involve yourself in activities and clubs.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing college with an gracious multicultural student population. The university is consistently striving to to better their systems, courses, buildings and student relations.

  • 07/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus with the security that is in place.

    Greek Life

    Not familiar with it being a single parent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Being a single parent who works full time, I am not involved in the clubs, but there seem to be several and several activities as well.

    Great for these types of students

    Students testing out college for the first time. Full time employees, part time employees, single parents.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of events held at Military Park on campus. Rib Fest, and many ethnic festivals.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very reasonable and the class options are expanding. The Dean of my school cares for the students and is accessible. Downtown Indianapolis offers culture, variety and history. Museums, Dining, Historic Areas being vitalized.

    What to do for fun

    There are soccer games, basketballs games, large campus surrounded by downtown life.

    Food and Dining

    Several options at the University Food Court.

    Dorm Life

    Single mom, so no dorm life for me.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the School of Social Work and they have high expectations. They demand excellence in this program.

    Tips for prospective students

    Recognize that this is not a small school. Try to get together with study partners from class to study. Get to know OneStart for online needs.

    In three sentences

    They are have opportunities for single parents and those who have careers. The online programs for this school are expanding. Tuition is reasonable here!

  • 07/21/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    They have over 300 clubs and organizations, you're sure to find something that suits your idea of fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Get all the help you can get and don't procrastinate on your financial aid. Avoid getting off track and get involved,it will make your college experience so much better.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has a an awesome campus,I really liked it. I enjoyed orientation and it definitely made me realize that I had made the right choice.I must say that IUPUI looks like a great school and I'm excited to explore the campus,I can't wait to start!

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is in a city but the campus police are nice and they have an escort thing where they'll walk you to your car if you're scared.

    Greek Life

    I didn't do a sorority or anything. I see the Greek Life people doing charities a lot though, they seem okay.

    Clubs and Activities

    I feel like the only clubs I see doing anything are the Greek Life people....

    Great for these types of students

    If you like the urban, city kind of areas then IUPUI fits the bill. There isn't really a campus life which kind of sucks. On a positive note IUPUI is great for people who don't really want to deal with a party campus and just want to focus on their education.

    Bang for the buck

    The actual schools is fine but housing is really annoying.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of really cool museums in the Indy area. Downtown is also just 15 minuets away!

    Food and Dining

    I'm not really sure about their dinning because I didn't get a meal plan and they've just opened up a dinning hall.

    Dorm Life

    The campus housing really sucks. I understand that IUPUI is mostly a commuter campus but if they are going to offer student housing then they should do it well or don't do it at all. They only offer dorms to freshmen. Even though they've built new dorms they are still only for freshmen. The apartments are nice but very expensive and they pretty much blow you off when it comes to requesting room mates. They act like letting you pick your room mates is some favor. I feel like for the amount my family and I pay for housing that it should be their job to put us with the requested room mates. Twice now they have ignored my request that I made through their housing programs for room mates. Their housing process needs serious improvements.

    Academic Rigor

    I have enjoyed almost all of my professors here. I think that they care about there students and they're passionate about their field.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join some kind of group or club on your first day. You probably won't make any friends otherwise.

    In three sentences

    Academically IUPUI is great. Most students and teachers are very focused. Unfortunately there is not a very exciting campus life.

  • 08/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Great food! Food trucks, vendors, and a full service food court is amazing! Choices for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be very expensive due to the limited space on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Bringing together two big ten schools under one campus provides a challenging environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in any activities on campus!

    In three sentences

    Top-notch academics, cultural diversity, and the urban city vibe is what IUPUI is all about! Whether you choose to get an Indiana University degree or a Purdue University degree IUPUI will pre-pare you for the future with a choice of over 250 degrees in 21 different schools. This makes IUPUI at number one choice for me, and my future!

  • 08/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have our own police department call boxes all over our campus and officers and security constantly patrolling the campus.

    Greek Life

    I have yet to join a sorority, though I am currently looking in to it. But I have many friends in Greek Life and they love it. Our Greek life definitely does a lot for the community, as well as helps with meeting new people and networking opportunities.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have 350+ student organizations you can pretty much find a club for anything that you are interested in.

    Great for these types of students

    Really the only person that I don;t think would like IUPUI is someone who just wants to party all the time, we have parties and from what I hear they can get pretty wild. We are a campus that really has a good balance of parties and studying.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the business building we have four tiles that have this liquid in them and when you step on them it squishes around. It is a really oddly fun thing to do.

    Bang for the buck

    I Believe that you get what you pay for! It can get kind of expensive but it it still cheaper than most colleges. I not only have fun on campus but I have learned so much, met so many people, and have had many great experiences.

    What to do for fun

    We do Movies in the Courtyard, Jag-A-Palooza which is an outdoor carnival/concert, We The Kings are coming to campus this fall, Last year I went and saw a Mentalist and a comedian all in the same month! There are random things always happening on campus, and off campus there are lots of fun places to go hang out.

    Food and Dining

    The food is awesome, we have a Chic-fil-a, Papa Johns, and we just opened an all you care to eat dining facility which has loads of food options that are all ridiculously good. Though just make sure not to eat the unhealthy food all the time switch off and you'll be good to go.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus so I don't know personally, however many of my friends live on campus and love it! There are many things to do in the dorms they hold social events and what not to help students get out and make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found that in classes my professors have been really good about making sure that you have plenty of time to finish projects. Also they are very understanding when things come up, they realize that life happens and help you to succeed anyway.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to have fun you have to put yourself out there, the fun is not going to come and find you. It is up to you to make your college experience the one that you always wanted. Make sure to get involved not only on campus but in the community, volunteer work is very rewarding and it also can help you get scholarships. Start looking for scholarships early, the earlier you start looking the more likely you are to get one. Have special study times, I make sure to set up full days or certain times on certain days to make sure that I get my homework done on time and it also helps ensure that you will have time to hang out with friends. Bonus it helps you feel a lot less stressed. Most important have fun, this is a wonderful school that cares and it will help open many opportunities for you if you choose to go.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a truly amazing school, everyone there is really helpful and cares about your success. There is so much to do on campus, and if you are up for it there is a lot to explore in downtown Indianapolis! Going to IUPUI was one of the best decision of my life so far, I have never felt like I truly belong until this school.

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria at the Campus Center has a great variety of foods, all of which I have enjoyed without any complaints.

    Dorm Life

    Since I live very close, I have not had any dorm experience.

    Academic Rigor

    I think IUPUI is an excellent microcosm of the world; you get out of it as much as you put into it. The professors (those that I have had, at least) have a great balance of rigor and fairness in their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a downtown campus, so don't apply if you're looking for a college with luscious greenery and the like (although there are a couple pretty cool grassy fields).

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has been a wonderful experience. It is a campus that never stops growing and continues to open itself to opportunity after opportunity. My professors, as well as my entire first year, so far, has been a blast!

  • 08/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is small enough that you can walk to-and-fro but the security is well organized and is there 24-7. In the events of emergencies,

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is getting a large overhaul in 2013 which includes more support for current sororities and fraternities and those that are just being established. If you are interested in joining a sorority or a frat, it is highly recommended.

    Clubs and Activities

    With the wide variety of clubs and organizations on campus, a student can not say they're bored. The best thing is that many clubs on campus can be stated with little funding and can even house only a few students so those who want to make up their own clubs can do so.

    Great for these types of students

    There are a great variety of students on campus since IUPUI fits so many types of people. Its great for people who like smaller campuses since compared to many campuses, we are a bit smaller. IUPUI is also great for students who just want to commute and go to a good institution without going too far from home. If you're a busy student, the environment on campus is busy enough to keep people interested and working.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    While it is not really unusual by our standards, the yearly Regatta is something to see. Most schools have Regattas but how many Regattas take place in city canals and with fully costumed people as well? If you join a team, be prepared to row or take a swim as many people have fallen in from time to time.

    Bang for the buck

    For an institution of its size and for the classes that it offers, IUPUI is very affordable and offers great classes. Financial aid does help but it is definitely a campus that provides a great education for the price.

    What to do for fun

    There are various groups and organizations to join for fun while on campus. If you're into sports, join some of the sports club. If you're into debate, there are debate clubs as well. If gaming is more your hobby, there are several gaming clubs on campus as well. Suffice to say, if there is an interest for it, there is probably a club for it on campus. Aside from that, there are plenty of places to visit off campus. IUPUI is just a walk away from many of the city's museums and parks and Downtown is just as close. If you like the nightlife, there's no place better to be. Mass Ave provides many venues or if you want to go a little further, hop on a bus and head to Broad Ripple.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining has improved greatly over the past few years since the new campus center was built! Before, the only canteen was located in what is no one of the main buildings but now the new campus center offers a lunch and eating area that has several chain eateries (Papa John', Chick Filla) and other campus places such as Simmer and Caribou Coffee. These places offer vegetarian options and breakfast for those who do not eat meat or do not want to eat anything that is fried. The only problem is that some of the places close a bit too early, sometimes at 3:00 on regular school hours. The main campus eatery does stay open longer but it offers fewer chances. If the campus options do not fit your need, there are plenty of other places to get food around campus, either near Indiana Avenue, Wishard Hospital, and Downtown. The price ranges can vary but they do increase your eating choices. Because the campus is also on the busline, you can get Downtown easily for a bite to eat and make it back on campus just in time for classes.

    Dorm Life

    Depending on where you reside, dorm life is actually pretty nice. A lot of students do commute and stay in nearby apartments though since the campus is so close to Downtown and many neighborhoods. A lot of new developments are also being built/refurbished (both dorm and neighborhood) because of the increase of students so if you're coming from somewhere outside of the city, there are plenty of places to stay.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take the teachers you have, the level of difficulty can vary. Some classes can be difficult but others can be rather easy. This is all a matter of experience and what you do when you study. For classes that are rather difficult, it is best to look for tutors and other students to help you, as well as asking the professor to help. Easy classes might be a breeze, but this does not mean you should slack off. If you find that a class is easy, enjoy it and do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    For starters, get to know the campus and the city if you're a new comer. If you get familiar with the city, you'll find more job and internship opportunities. Second, do not stress so hard on your first year when it comes to your major. For a lot of students, they don't exactly know what major they want to go in. While studying is very important, do not stress yourself out so much that you loose focus, which can actually lead to BAD grades. Another good tip is to get involved; there are many groups and activities to get involved with. Not only can you have fun with these groups, you can make friends and find connections for internships and jobs as well. This is especially good for students who need help with finances and other funding for college. Finally, enjoy yourself. College is a big step but this doesn't mean that your college experience has to be a boring one. Even as you study, have fun and enjoy yourself.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is the perfect school for the commuting student. It is located in the heart of the city and offers many courses, which is great for students who don't really know what they ready for. This campus is great for someone who wants a full educational package but doesn't want to travel so far from home.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus has its own police department and they also have emergency stands located randomly throughout the campus, so if you're ever walking around campus at night and don't feel safe, push the button on the emergency stand and someone will be there shortly

    Greek Life

    I've always wanted to join a sorority so the greek life is amazing to me! But it is definitely an acquired taste!

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs and activities seem amazing! They seem to have so many that's its hard to choose which ones you want to be a part of!

    Great for these types of students

    If you grew up in the country and want to try out the city life, this is a great place to do it! I never thought that I would ever enjoy living in the city but I actually enjoy being in downtown Indianapolis!

    What to do for fun

    I am new here so I have not been able to explore very much but, I do plan on joining a sorority and I hope to also compete in Intermural Volleyball

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing! So far, I have not found anything to complain about, other than the fact that I just want to keep eating!

    Dorm Life

    I scored dorm life with 3 out of 5 stars because they do have some nice dorms/on campus housing, such as the Riverwalk Apartments and the Tower but Ball Hall is definitely not the nicest dorm to live in. But, an upside to the dorms not being the nicest, it makes you want to get out of your room and explore a little more, helping you make more friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Their academics are amazing here. There are many different options, so it definitely accommodates everything a student would want!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking into attending IUPUI, definitely do your research! Make sure that you understand everything and when you don't understand something, don't be afraid to ask. Things can get a little crazy and a little confusing, but that goes for any college, not just IUPUI.

  • 08/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extremely safe going to school there. I was in class last year when there was a reported gun man outside. I was so thankful about how serious the administration took the report and made sure everyone got multiple texts, emails, and phone calls and all of the classes were on lockdown the whole day.

    Greek Life

    I have not seen much greek life but it's very possible they have it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for every type of person whether is religious, ethnicity, culture, or common interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that don't mind not living on campus and students who like bigger schools and meeting new people every day.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are always events going on in the Campus Courtyard. They set up tents and thats where so many people go to see new events going on and see new or old friends.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is a great price for the education we receive. I feel so confident and relieved knowing that I will not be graduating knee deep in debt.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of clubs and events that go on every week.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food choices in and around the school

    Dorm Life

    This is mainly a commuting campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It can be very challenging to make sure all your work is done but it is not impossible. They give us the tools to go on and be successful in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on top of your studies. With all the things going on at IUPUI, it is easy to get behind. The teachers challenge you not to be mediocre. They stretch your mind and make you really think.

    In three sentences

    Such an amazing place to learn! My favorite thing about IUPUI is how many opportunities they give us to learn new things and get new experiences. Every week I see new events and great clubs to join and there are so many to choose from for so many types of people and their interests.

  • 08/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go downtown

    Food and Dining

    Not too many options at all.

    Dorm Life

    The Tower is a nice dorm, although I live off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and often. Your grades are very important and the professors expect a lot out of you.

    In three sentences

    This school is a commuter school. Academics are the most important element. It does not give you the college experience.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for a working student.

    Food and Dining

    They have so many food options. You can also go to local food places downtown near campus and use your JagTag and get different deals based on the day of the week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are ahead of your deadlines. They will work with you but try to avoid waiting until the last minute to get things in order such as financial aid and registering for classes because you will have to wait longer to get help.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful. The school is so big and has so much to offer. Anytime you are in need of help the school is so willing to help you find the answer to your question.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Having had time to join yet..

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Focused but like to have fun as well..

    What to do for fun

    It's lot to do downtown in walking distance.

    Food and Dining

    IUPUI is downtown Indy so this a super plus and their food is good on campus also.

    Dorm Life

    My roommates are the best I've known two since Freshman year in high school and my new room mate is very nice and informative. I love it!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Although it seems to be a bit strict; I feel its necessary in order to stay focus and headed in the right direction.

    Tips for prospective students

    The only tip that I have for all prospective students is please try to do things early because its truly hectic when you don't. I am not prepared and its hurting me sort of. I started without any books and I've paid out of pocket for those that I do have because my financial aid was not available. It can cause you to fall behind if you don't have the cash on hand; so it very important to take advantage of procedures and requirements very early.

    In three sentences

    I love this school although I am new here as a freshmen I really enjoy it. The staff are very helpful and I needed the support because I was truly lost. I am not familiar with other colleges because I am only a Freshmen but the fact that hours were extended for new students was wonderful.

  • 09/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police station on campus, security officers patrolling grounds at all hours.

    Greek Life

    No houses for fraternities or sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an extensive list of clubs and activities, and if there is not one that meets your expectations, all one needs is three people and a faculty member's sponsorship to create a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Intelligent, goal-oriented, strong-minded, fun-loving fanatics of education and sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bounce houses in the week of welcome

    Bang for the buck

    The city life is expensive so it is difficult to find a good deal.

    What to do for fun

    Play sports, join recreational teams, join clubs, visit neighbors, build something, watch tv, play video games, research interesting computer facts, fantasize about cars and parts, clean, rearrange the bedroom, sing a song while dancing around naked

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria style buffet is very filling and very diverse. There is always something new for each meal along with the favorites.

    Dorm Life

    People are very friendly and enjoy visiting their neighbors. The community is amazing and I cannot get enough of it.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a strong desire for all people to learn. They seem proactive in their learning styles.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect to bring everything on the first trip. There will always be a few things that are forgotten or that are needed to make the experience much better.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a place for opportunity, expansion on personal values, and a place to network. It is easy to communicate with people because the community is very friendly and outgoing toward others. The education is phenomenal and brings over 30,000 students each year to expand their educations.

  • 09/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend campus events and volunteer! It's so much fun!

    Food and Dining

    There are hundreds of places to find food around town.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm, but living at home is a great option for students on a budget.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are awesome and know what they're talking about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to make as many friends as possible and volunteer for events!

    In three sentences

    IT's a great opportunity to save! I love the environment! And I get great quality schooling.

  • 10/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think campus safety is top of the line. There are emergency call stations Ll over campus and the response time is very fast. The campus police are also all over campus and I have always felt very safe when traveling across campus. IUPUI also offers a campus security guard as an escort to anywhere if you feel unsafe walking alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many club and activity options on campus. There are over 100 clubs available and I'm constantly receiving emails about campus-wide activities. To start a club, an individual must only have 2 other founding members and provide paperwork to the office of student development.

    Great for these types of students

    International students, those who enjoy networking, communications students, journalism students, medical students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a hallway that travels between the science building an education building that has a unique trait. If you enter the hallway an hit the wall, the echo will travel all the way through the two buildings. There is also a huge fountain on campus that is really beautiful.

    Bang for the buck

    I a meet happy with my educational experience in comparison to the amount of money I spent on tuition. IUPUI also offers a lot of scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Downtown indianapolis is very close to campus! There are restaurants, concerts, plays, shopping and many more things to do downtown. The canal is on campus as well, which is a great place to walk or have a meal.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is fairly expensive.

    Dorm Life

    On campus living is incredibly expensive on campus. I was very disappointed with my options.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are challenging and the caldron environment is great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for every scholarship you can, and take advantage of the advisors! They had so much to offer.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a diverse, fast-paced, and trendy campus. They have excellent professors, state of the art equipment and training tools, and many student learning opportunities. The campus itself is very close to downtown indianapolis which opens the door for many employment opportunities as well as housing options.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The Greek life at IUPUI isn't like many colleges where there are houses and crazy parties raging through the weekends. There is a Greek population on campus, but it is very limited.

    Bang for the buck

    Since I am in the Nursing program, I will be obtaining an IU degree without having to pay the same expenses. IUPUI has many opportunities such as this, and every degree handed out is either Purdue or IU.

    What to do for fun

    Going to IUPUI automatically means there are tons of things to do because you will literally be a five minute walk from the heart of downtown Indianapolis. From the mall, to Lucas Oil, to Victory Field, Indianapolis offers multiple opportunities for fun and different experiences you may have never dreamed of. Coming from a small town myself, IUPUI opened my eyes to a whole new world, and I hope you give yourself the same opportunity.

    Food and Dining

    In the Campus Center and the Tower, there are multiple places to eat for a very nice price. You will never go hungry on campus, and there is always something new to try. The campus staff is more than friendly, and the food is phenomenal. Who doesn't love a good Chic-fil-A sandwich for lunch?

    Dorm Life

    Living in the Riverwalk apartments are very nice and safe, but they prove to be a bullet to the pocketbook. I'm paying over $900 a month to live where I do, and although the apartments are nice and spacious, I find it to be too expensive. There are other options however such as The Avenue, Ball Hall, and 1201. My personal suggestion would be to live in the Avenue because it is a cheaper option, and it is a little farther off campus where you have privacy from the campus's eyes, but still are close enough to walk. Ball Hall is strictly for freshmen, and doesn't have air conditioning, which makes it not worth the money. 1201 is also known around campus as 120 Fun do to the excessive partying going on which makes this a not very good option even though it is the cheapest of the four.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, academics at IUPUI can be a breeze or the most stressful thing you will encounter. I am personally in the nursing program, and I find myself pulling my hair out with tears in my eyes more often than not. However, I have made sure to take classes that also appeal to my interest, and although they aren't the easiest classes in the world, they give a break from the medical mind, and prove to be interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the clubs and activities on campus! Since IUPUI is predominantly a commuter school, it is harder to make friends, despite the vast amount of people that attend it. If you are living on campus, get to know your RA and roommates; they will be who you spend the most time with, and they will very likely become your best friends. If you are living off campus, make it your goal to gain a friend in every class, that way, you can study for tests, or just hang out for lunch in the Campus Center. Life at IUPUI isn't like every campus, but it can be just as exciting if you make an effort to become involved.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a culturally diverse campus with numerous opportunities for students of every ethnicity. With over 33,000 students milling around on campus, IUPUI is the place to learn social skills, and also learn about different cultures. IUPUI has an abundance of majors where everyone may find their calling in life for a decent price.

  • 10/12/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Indianapolis has wonderful cultural venues, and the university campus always has some kind of event occurring.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like on-line classes, this is a good program. Set a schedule for class completion and do not miss deadlines. Missing deadlines makes it difficult to keep on task.

    In three sentences

    On-line degree, BGS, was a good stepping stone to graduate study. The counselors encouraged and directed me towards good course selection. The instructors were thorough, and answered emails promptly.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is relatively high. There are emergency phones all over campus as well as a police station. Many of the buildings are secured and can only be entered with a swipe of your jag tag after hours.

    Greek Life

    IUPUI has a very active Greek life on campus. All of the Fraternities and Sororities are very active in their philanthropy's. As well as being dedicated to their Philanthropies many Greek life members go out and support their other brothers and sisters by volunteering and raising money in union. IUPUI has a strict no hazing policy so new members do not be afraid of going through recruitment. Greek life is a great way to meet new people and to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 300 student clubs and activities on campus. One of the best ways to go out and be involved is with Intramural teams. Being on an intramural team has a lot of benefits. One you meet many new people, two you don't gain the freshman fifteen and three, you learn how to manage your time. There is a fee for using the facilities for practices and matches, but the fee is relatively low. There are also many clubs on campus. At the beginning of the year all of the clubs and organizations come out a table their club. You are able to learn a lot about their club and sign up to join.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are going into anything medical this school is the place for you. IUPUI has over three hospitals just on campus. Many people travel from all over Indiana just to go to these top hospitals. You will get the learning experience you need to become one of the best doctors or nurses you can be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You gotta Regatta! Regatta is a canoe race held in the canal which goes throughout downtown Indianapolis. There are many teams from different clubs, organizations, and even different schools on campus. Anybody can get together a team of four and race in this all day event. There are food vendors, booths and even a DJ at this event.

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI is definitely worth what you are paying. If you are instate tuition is relatively low and you definitely get the college feel if you are staying off or near campus. The education you receive is very hands on and personal which makes it easier to succeed in classes.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of cool things to do around this area. The best way to have fun and get involved is by joining a club or organization. There is a very active Greek community on campus and it is a great way to make a lot of friends as well as with volunteering around the community. Also, the school is in the middle of downtown! There are tons of places to explore such as the circle center mall, the children's museum and even the capitol building!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food options on campus. In the campus center there is a food court with many popular options such as papa johns and chick-fil-a. There is also the new dining hall in the University Tower. Here there is many options to choose from such as The Kitchen, Salad bar, The grill, Baker's corner, a stir fry bar and even a breakfast nook.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms here on campus are great! I am currently living in the University Tower and I love it here. There is a dining hall, coffee shop, work out facility, computer lab, laundry room, lounge and even a restaurant. The best part about this dorm is that it is literally in the middle of campus so it is easy to get to anywhere you need to go! Ball Hall is IUPUI's other dorm and it is still very close to everything on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI can be a very challenging place. If you aren't willing to put the time and effort into all of your classes one might find it difficult to keep up. Just go to class and do your homework and the classes should overall be moderately challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, IUPUI has over 30,000 people attending their campus. Most students do commute, but that is still a large number of people enrolled. Also make sure you apply of on campus housing early if that is where you are interested in living, dorms tend to fill up fast. Also check out ratemyteacher.com to see what teachers will be most beneficial to your future.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI has been all that I imagined a college university to be. This school is filled with academically prepared teachers and students who really want to see you succeed. I have found my home here at IUPUI.

  • 10/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People do get muggedom time to time. If you are a woman don't take night classes.

    Greek Life

    Many greek life activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Literally hundreds of activites to join. Something for every interest and personality.

    Great for these types of students

    If you did not get accepted to IU or Purdue but want an IU or Purdue degree. If you are a transfer student. You like being in a city. You work full time or have kids.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    IUPUI regatta. Groups of 2-4 compete in canoe race down the canal in downtown indianapolis.

    Bang for the buck

    Inexpensive tuition for major state school.

    What to do for fun

    There are many campus activities. Try intramural sports or a club. There are also many activities in the city.

    Food and Dining

    There are many campus dining areas. There is an ID you can put money on for campus meals. Many healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    Only two dorms. Most people live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Professor's expect you to be prepared for class. Be ready to participate in class. Homework prepares you for class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get financial aid set up early. Pick classes early. Don' t text during class.

    In three sentences

    There are many programs to choose from and clubs to join. There are many activities on campus. There are master degree opportunities.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    There's many officers around due to the huge law enforcement program on campus. It's like a private bubble in the middle of Indy.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so many opportunities to get involved, from clubs to intramural sports and volunteerism.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are skywalk tunnels connecting the campus buildings which is great during snowy weather. You can go to class in a hoodie during snowy weather.

    Food and Dining

    There's multiple food options like a healthy stir fry or some pizza. The dining facilities in the dorms are amazing!!!

    Dorm Life

    The new University Tower just opened, it's a hotel adapted into a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    It is college so you can expect a blend of fun and hard work like anywhere else.

  • 10/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The location of the campus near downtown Indianapolis gives the student plenty of options for weekend diversions. From sports like the Colts or Pacers to theater like the nearby Madame Walker Theater and plenty of comedy clubs and sports bars nearby. Always plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is outstanding, plenty of good choices. With the option of keeping money on the jagtag ID card, there are 30 or more places to eat on campus and nearby.

    Dorm Life

    I'm a commuter, so I can't really rate this topic.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes haven't been easy, they are definitely a challenge. But, I am enjoying that challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attend class, take good notes, and find a major that is something that you love!

    In three sentences

    I find myself both stimulated and challenged by my classes and the professors. The staff throughout the application, orientation, and attendance processes has been outstanding and extremely friendly. I have no doubt I'll be prepared for my new career when my studies in Indianapolis are completed.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Cops are everywhere. Text alerts are sent out if anything if reported.

    Greek Life

    Offer a huge variety I stay out of it as a way to cut costs though.

    Clubs and Activities

    We offer tons of clubs and activities the are usually shared in the clubs room, school paper, or school newsletter.

    Great for these types of students

    Cheep, friendly, motivated, young, old.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Has many hidden areas for students to find to make their study areas. All were designed by interior design students to hit all personalities and needs.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools I am getting a wonderful education for a steal.

    What to do for fun

    Indianas games, pacers games, colts game. SAPB is always putting on free concerts, movies, festivals, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices including a new buffet.

    Dorm Life

    I live near campus but from what I have herd I it awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    It is as hard as you make it. If you procrassionate it is hard. If you work at it is is easy. Campus also has all kinds of free help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never schedule classes with out an advisors help. Never be afraid to ask questions. Apply ASAP.

    In three sentences

    I love IUPUI. Campus is small, so are classes. Students are of all ages and backgrounds, and work together as a family.

  • 11/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Alot of crime in the downtown area. Not very safe feel.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap school if you cant afford an IU or Purdue.

    What to do for fun

    Go anywhere but the campus

    Food and Dining

    Food is great here.

    Academic Rigor

    So far classes are fairly easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Understand this is not a party school at all!

    In three sentences

    This school is good if you are a commuter or if you are trying to save money. Sadly however if you are looking for the college expirience look somewhere else.

  • 11/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Its in the middle of Downtown. If you're older than 21, plenty of fun and interesting bars around (please drink responsibly, etc. etc.), thats not your thing (its not mine either) there are tons of great places to visit downtown. the first and closest is the Indy canal walk, a fun and peaceful river walk that runs through the heart of downtown, a fun way to get exercise and there are more things to do once you're there. along the canal is the State Museum, an awesome place. The Museum has a really cool standard exhibit, but the really nice stuff is the visiting exhibits, from the Lord of the Rings exhibition a few years ago, to an awesome WW2 series recently. They're great things to do on your off days, and make for good paper material for your English and history classes too! Best part about the museum is the IMAX, which is pure 3D awesomeness. it shows movies, like polar express every holiday, and also has great shows on each week. There are tons of other places to visit Downtown, from the mall, the native american museum (great research for history papers and free for IUPUI students) to the Colts Stadium (gets a little crowded downtown on game nights though) You wont getting bored around here.

    Food and Dining

    Heres a secret. Don't eat at the dining hall. its not bad, but its where all the freshman go to eat, and is gets so packed its a huge wait to just get in line. so avoid university campus center dining. A better (and cheaper) option is the university hotel. An old hotel converted to student housing and classrooms, at the base of the hotel is a MASSIVE food court, boasting mongolian grill, a fantastic burger place, a salad/vegan bar, a transitional steak and potatoes dinner place, and an ice cream bar. The place is brand new, none of the freshman know about it, and its all you can eat for only 8$. Thats the same as ONE meal at the Campus Center. Although to avoid the lunch rush, i advise either getting there around 11am or 1pm. another option is dining out. Many of the local restaurants downtown accept your JagTag, the reloadable debit card built into your ID, and give great discounts for students. All in all, if you know where to go, Dining at IUPUI is great.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home and commute myself, however i do see events happening all the time at the Dorms. Usually they are holiday parties, or competitions. again, I'm a commuter student, so im no expert on Dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes, while not hard, are held to exacting standards. I was that kid in high school that never studied, and aced everything. Don't ever do that in college. The classes (particularly math) are somewhat fast paced. The campus is geared towards medical/science majors and the classes move as such. if you need help there are numerous study sessions, and a whole floor of the university building is dedicated to free tutoring and study help for math. Most classes are also recorded online and are available to be listened to even if you're not in the online class, this makes for a great way to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Parking: if you commute to the campus, get there EARLY if you want a parking spot thats still on campus. outdoors parking lots are full by 9:30 ish. same for garages, however, there is one other garage across from the Info-tech building thats always open, for those days you just need to sleep in. weather: unknown to most freshman, almost every building is connected via either over street walkways, or underground tunnels. if you park in the sports building garage (get there by 9:30) you can exit its second level and take the tunnel to the main building of the campus, and from there you can get anywhere on campus without setting foot outside. Prep: before your first semester even starts, try getting into the bridge program. it starts in the summer and is college prep course, that counts as a credit. it REALLY helps prepare you for the coming semester. you will learn where all the buildings are, brush up on your math and writing, how to write at college level, and as each bridge is unique to your chosen major, you will get a chance to visit the teachers and buildings associated with it.

    In three sentences

    The University is fantastic, easily accessible, and has a very friendly atmosphere. Its location in downtown Indy means that you are only a short walk away from great places to visit, good food, and a great community. The faculty and staff are very helpful, and the teachers (especially the medical and science departments) are more than willing help make sure you succeed by helping you as much as they can.

  • 12/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is as safe as downtown. If you're smart about safety, you will be alright.

    Greek Life

    I am not in a fraternity nor will I ever be.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of language, art, music, sport, dance, and health clubs plus whatever else you could think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, outgoing, self motivated,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is customary for religious hate mongrels to occupy the area outside of the business area near the courtyard to provoke thought and insults on all those who pass. It is most entertaining.

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI is more or less a standard college campus, which needs to focus more on the classroom than having the college experience. However, if you are going to study medicine in Indiana, you eventually will go to IUPUI for the IU School of Medicine, so it only makes sense to go to IUPUI as an undergrad.

    What to do for fun

    There is a TON of entertainment on campus, including a game room with electronic games and traditional games including pool and an arcade machine, lots of events, concerts, lots of people to interact with, and hundreds of clubs you could potentially join. You would never find yourself with nothing to do if you tried to get involved.

    Food and Dining

    The food is 1 grade above high-school cafeteria food. Not recommended.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm, but for the orientation we were required to sleep overnight. The matresses are extremely slender and tough, but the rooms in the tower were very roomy. In a stark contrast, however, the Ball Hall rooms are cramped and filled with unpleasant odor and are very susceptible to the outside temperature.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI pushes you to the challenge while attempting to keep an easy going environment. Sometimes it makes the environment a little too easy going and you underestimate the challenges ahead. You need to keep to how you know yourself and know your limits.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like a large campus with many diverse people, along with spontaneity and chances to get involved this is a good college for you. However, if learning in a large classroom with 300 other people and being social would not bode well for your success, do not go here.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is an interactive and spontaneous campus. Much focus is put into attempting to get you involved or in the college life while the attention preparing you for actual schoolwork is lost. IUPUI also extorts you a bit by forcing you to take unrelated prerequisites and a Freshman Seminar class.

  • 12/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a major thing to me. They have officers all around campus and there is a hotline that you can call for a police escort so you know you will always be safe.

    Greek Life

    I'm not into Greek life, but there are many lives to join!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much to offer from Swing Dancing to athletics.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for all types of students. There are always quiet places to study and work and then there are places where you can just go meet and mingle with friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm really not sure of any!

    Bang for the buck

    The great thing is meeting new people from different cultures. You get to try new things if you are not scared to.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do. You are 10 minutes away from the zoo and mall! You can go to many athletic events and there are dances and movie nights constantly going on.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. They always have different types of food. If you don't like same stuff all the time like school you'll like it here. You have stir-fry, pizza, breakfast cereal, salad bar, burger station, and the main buffet. It gets boring at times, but is almost always great.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are outstanding. The downside to all the dorms are the prices to live in them. I'm currently in the new dorm The Tower and it is amazing! You live on co-ed floors and get to meet many different people.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically they are challenging. I went through high school with ease taking advance courses and got to college well prepared, but I do not know it all.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Join groups. They will make your campus experience a lot better. 2. Try new things. Each day they offer different activities. 3. Go to the exam jams if you are having troubles with any classes. 4. Do not be scared to approach a professor. They are there and willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Indiana University- Purdue University- Indiana is an amazing university in which they try to get all involved. The school is cheap but still offers courses that Indiana University and Purdue University offer. They all a strong standing as long as you join the right groups.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and take a tour to see if you like it.

    In three sentences

    Very awesome school!

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety is very important at IUPUI, campus police is everywhere at all times of the day and night. I have never felt more safe than I have at IUPUI, the police presence and the campus police call boxes are located all over the campus allowing students to contact help ,if needed, in only a matter of seconds.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 75 clubs at IUPUI. From a Gamers Guild to a club solely focused on eating Italian Food, there are clubs for anyone. There are the regular clubs like biology, chemistry, and art but there are also unique clubs like Swing Dancers Club and Women in Science Club. There is a club for everyone at IUPUI.

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is great for all types of students, they have so many clubs and organizations that allow anyone to express theirselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some unusual locations on campus are actually the tunnels and sky walk tubes that connect some of the buildings. It's so fun to get between buildings by using underground tunnels or using the sky walk tubes above the busy streets.

    What to do for fun

    Because IUPUI is located in the center of downtown there are so many options in Indy that you can do for fun and often at a discounted price because you're an IUPUI student. There are several musems and even a zoo located near the campus. The mall and theater are also located close to the campus as well. On campus there are TONS of opportunities to do fun stuff. There's cookouts and parties at each of the housing residences that anyone is invited to. Every semester there are numerous fairs where a student can meet tons of new people, play games, and get LOTS of free IUPUI merchandise.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Tower Dining Hall is fantastic. The chefs there are so creative and so many options are offered, from the breakfast area to the salad bar, the grill, and the kitchen there are so many options to choose from. The food is great and very fulfilling. It's also a great place to hang out with friends and just relax while in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

    Dorm Life

    Ball Hall Residence Dormitory is very friendly and is essentially like living with family. As a student you're able to become familiar with so many people in your building and make so many friends. The Resident Assistants are so nice and willing to help with anything.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and how many classes you are taking you can be really challenged in your classes or you can get bored easily. Just know your limits and what it'll take for you to participate, because wasting class time in college is essentially wasting your money, so get the bang for your buck while you can.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't loose sight of your goals, because there are so many ways to get off track, academically, if your not able to balance work and play. Also just have fun by being yourself, don't worry about what others think, because in all reality you're never going to meet half the people that you see ever again in your life.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI easily allows new students to explore and become familiar with their new surroundings. The environment is friendly, helpful, and very fun. There are so many opportunities that a student can discover and enjoy at IUPUI.

  • 12/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's gotten way better since the first weeks of school.

    Greek Life

    They host many things on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs for someone to be involved in. There is always something for you to do!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The White River is very traditional.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved on campus! Attend everything!

    Food and Dining

    Even though we only have one dining court this year, the food is awesome and is always different.

    Dorm Life

    You have a great opportunity of meeting new people!

    Academic Rigor

    The University is very challenging so it's best to stay focused always!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time wisely!!

    In three sentences

    A very organized and diverse University. Everyone from the staff and students are always friendly. I feel at home at this University.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who are outgoing and open-minded.

    What to do for fun

    We have SO MUCH here. Game rooms, clubs, sports, you name it. And there are also events held by campus dorms or apartments. Either way, you'll always find yourself occupied and entertained.

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip for students would be to open up and explore. It's a pretty big college so there are a lot of people and it's not easy to lay low and stay introverted, and that's from a personal experience.

    In three sentences

    I really love the diversity here, and I'm very glad I chose this school. So far I've had a great first semester, there are tons of programs, clubs and great people. I'm very satisfied with my decision.

  • 01/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They're are many activities you can do such as go to professional basketball games or football games. There are many bars and clubs downtown if you are 21.

    Food and Dining

    There are only two food courts you can eat at one is located in the campus center the other is the buffet at the Tower.

    Dorm Life

    As I had mentioned before, this school is a commuter school. They only provide on campus housing for freshmen at Ball Hall and The Tower.

    Academic Rigor

    This school main focus is getting down to business. They will help you get to where you want to be and provide networks that they have with downtown Indianapolis.

    Tips for prospective students

    Overall it is a good school, this school is a more get down to business school rather than a social school. Just try to make friends and connections. Most of the people you will meet are commuters.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a school downtown Indianapolis. It has a different feel compared to other campuses because of its location downtown. It is a good networking school.

  • 02/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    IUPUI is minutes from downtown Indianapolis with all of its attractions and right across the White River from the renowned Indianapolis Zoo. A fifteen minute drive will take you to the Indianapolis Children's Museum, which is known worldwide. You will never be bored. To make it easier for IUPUI students to find transportation to entertainment venues, students can purchase discounted bus passes in the JagTag (student ID) office.

    Food and Dining

    I am very impressed with IUPUI's food service offerings. Not only is there a delicious variety of choices, but they do a great job of catering to vegetarian students and those with food sensitivities. This is a rare occurrence in state universities.

    Dorm Life

    IUPUI is largely a commuter campus, but the school's housing options are very diverse and up-to-date. Everyone can find a living situation tailored to their needs and interests on or near campus. The RA's are fun and engaging, and each residence area offers monthly programming for the growth and entertainment of its residents. If possible, living on campus is a great investment.

    Academic Rigor

    Nationally ranked programs from both Purdue and Indiana University are available on this campus. IU's Kelley School of Business and Purdue's School of Engineering and Technology are situated conveniently in the state's capitol where internships with well-known companies like J.P. Morgan Chase and the Super Bowl are easily attainable. This is an excellent choice for someone hoping to get a jump start on their career path.

    Tips for prospective students

    Please apply as early as you can. Administrators here have difficulties keeping track of students' documents, and these issues are rather time consuming. Try to get receipts for everything you send in. However, everyone else on this campus from the upperclassmen to the professors to the food service staff are very welcoming and helpful. If you take the time to ask for help on something you are struggling with, someone will take care of you.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great school for a student looking for a high quality education without putting themselves in debt for the rest of their life. Bringing together nationally ranked programs from both Indiana and Purdue Universities, everyone is sure to find a great fit for them on this beautiful campus with highly esteemed faculty. Beware though, of time constraints as this is a large campus which often runs out of resources to accommodate its students.

  • 02/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs here. It is also easy to start up one.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable school.

    What to do for fun

    This isn't really a party school but every so often they do have nice events to attend. They have game and movie nights often. They also have a game room where people can hang out and watch movies, play video games and etc.

    Food and Dining

    Downtown is close by and there are many great food places. A lot of places offer discounts to IUPUI students exclusively.

    Dorm Life

    There are not many dorms here because people commute more to this school. There are a lot of housing and apartments around.

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming in as a new student make sure you take advantage of all of there resources. Make sure you get the help you need because they have a lot of people there to help. It is a great school to attend for the price.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. If you stay in Indianapolis or close by it is excellent school to stay at home and go to. They have a lot of resources for students to use and are very helpful.

  • 02/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    All of them

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Behind Herron, the canal, white river state park, the state museum and the Eiteljorg museum are all within walking distance.

    What to do for fun

    Herron has weekly art talks, lectures and films. The campus center often hosts events and advertises upcoming activities.

    Food and Dining

    We have a few dining options in/on campus, but IUPUI is also surrounded by incredible restaurants in Indianapolis.

    Dorm Life

    I have not experienced dorm life at IUPUI.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the program, some are much more rigorous. Herron can be incredibly challenging or people can just slide through.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to involve yourself. There is fantastic diversity including international students, first-generation college students, non-traditional students and many others. Obviously, some students are more interested and invested in their education than others. The best way to succeed and get the most out of IUPUI is to really care and want to be there.

    In three sentences

    I love that IUPUI is in downtown Indianapolis, close to lots to do. Since we have a large commuter population, the campus is well-connected and easy to access. Herron School of Art and Design is arguably the best education in Fine Arts in all of Indiana.

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People get robbed all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheap and there are a ton of scholarships and financial aid options for students.

    What to do for fun

    You are in the big city of Indianapolis so the possibilities are endless. But, if you don't have any money to spend on going to the city or Colts and Pacers games there really isn't much to do.

    Food and Dining

    Food is gross and makes you feel sick.

    Dorm Life

    The University Tower is the best place to live. It is literally like living in a hotel. However, there is hardly any student life within the dorms. Everyone keeps their door closed and nobody really interacts.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty really depends on your major. The general education classes are pretty easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for the classic college experience do not come here.

    In three sentences

    I would rate IUPUI as a 5. It has alot of amazing academic opportunities especially if you are looking to go into the medical field (alot of major hospitals are within walking distance). However, IUPUI is lacking any sense of community and student life.

  • 02/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ALWAYS lock your car and carry a rape whistle.

    Clubs and Activities

    I would join at least one club, whether it be a sorority or fraternity, an inter mural sport unless you're already a varsity student athlete, or even make up your own club!

    What to do for fun

    It's located right downtown Indianapolis! What ISN'T there to do? There's the zoo, a ton of museums, Circle Center Mall, the monument, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of fast food oriented places on campus and around campus. But the BEST place on campus is the University Tower. It has amazing food, it's a buffet!

    Dorm Life

    There is only one set of dorms and it's Ball Hall. It's somewhat expensive and not the best place to live, so I've been told. There's no air conditioning on the second and above floors!

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many different majors and minors to choose from. The academics are awesome!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and give it all you've got! Be excited about being in college. Not everyone is blessed with this opportunity!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a very unique and diverse campus. The atmosphere is amazing. The students and staff are very welcoming!

  • 02/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and there are people always around!

    Greek Life

    There is not a ton of greek life, but they do have it. They do not live together though.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a variety of sporting clubs and church groups.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for anyone who enjoys big cities.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have and are hosting the olympic trials!

    Bang for the buck

    I think the cost is great for everything that is offered.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, you can attend movies, concerts, and check out the game room in the campus center.

    Food and Dining

    There a lot of choices at IUPUI and the food is great!

    Dorm Life

    The new dorm (the Tower) is the best! It has laundry, your own shower, and a HUGE room!

    Academic Rigor

    All of my classes have been wonderful!

    Tips for prospective students

    Check it out!!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a great college. It has a lot of diversity and great professors. I think IUPUI presents the best opportunities for all of it's students.

  • 02/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you feel unsafe, there are over 100 safety call buttons on campus. If you feel unsafe, then all you have to do it press it and a police officer will come to where you are and take you to where you need to go. I have not once felt unsafe on this campus, and I know a lot of other people that feel the same way.

    Greek Life

    I am not involved in this, but my friends are. They say it takes a lot of time, but they don't regret it at all. It looks good on resumes, and I know that they all make great friends and great memories.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there is something that you're interested in, then there is probably a club for it. That is probably one of the most impressive things here at IUPUI. If they don't have a club that you are interested in, then you can make one! I haven't done it, but from what I hear it is fairly easy. There are also intramural sports for almost every sport, so if you aren't wanting to play at the collegiate level, but you don't want to give your sport up for good, then this is the best thing to do.

    What to do for fun

    I run on the cross country and track team here, so I do that for fun most of the time. Some other things I do for fun are going downtown and going to the movies, to the mall, or even just out to eat. Since I live in the dorms I feel like there are always activities here that I can get involved in incase I'm bored, but a majority of my time goes to school and cross country/track.

    Food and Dining

    I do not like at all that the meal plan is $1,750 per semester for unlimited swipes. Half of the dining tall closes at 7pm, but I am an athlete, so it is hard to get down there before 7 sometimes. The only thing that they have after 7 is cheeseburgers/chicken sandwiches, fries, cereal, and pizza. I also do not like that they close at 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays, because we depend on them to be open for every meal if we are going to pay that much money. They also close just at random parts of the day which is inconvenient for when I need to go grab a quick lunch in between my anatomy lab and lecture. When they are open though, the food is great and they usually have a wide variety. The staff is also very nice and it is a very clean environment.

    Dorm Life

    I live in Ball Residence Hall, so the old dorms, but I love them so much! Yeah they're falling apart here and there, but this is where you make your best friends and best memories. There is also the Tower, which is super nice, but I think that it is way too expensive. I'm trying to save every penny possible, so I stayed in the cheaper, older dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are definitely classes that are harder than others, but I am currently in my first anatomy class ever, and even though it's difficult, I believe that it is a very fair class, and I feel like a lot of courses are like that here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a bike, so many people ride them so it's not uncool or embarrassing, it actually saves you a lot of time! (Especially if you have those 9ams and want to sleep in an extra 10 minutes, but still want to make it to class on time) Go to class... you're paying for the class time and the education, and it's not cheap, so don't skip. Don't just study the night before or two nights before an exam, give yourself plenty of time to study for a quiz or exam, because it's only going to get harder. Learn to take notes on your laptop, it makes life so much easier! If you plan to live on campus, learn the bus routes before winter, because they will definitely be you're best friend when it's -15 degrees outside! Learn the tunnels, so when it is cold or rainy, or even too hot, you don't have to walk outside.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI is a very diverse campus, right beside downtown so you're not right in the city, but you're only a mile or two away! I love that the hospitals are right here also, because I plan on being a Physical Therapist, so that will definitely help me in the long run. All in all, it is a clean, safe, and fun campus to attend, and I don't think I could have chosen a better college for myself.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You always see cops and their cars paroling the area. IUPUI is probably the safest area in down town Indianapolis. Plus there are over 5 hospitals on campus so you know you are safe and secure if something does come up.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is ever present at IUPUI. You can see them helping out and holding events and there are several to choose from so if you want to join there is one waiting for you here!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 40 organizations and clubs to get involve in and even more every year.

    Great for these types of students

    Who want a place where you can work hard and experience things you will need for the life ahead of you. A student who likes to spend tons of time in Libraries but loves to get involved through clubs and organizations will love it here. Even the sporty types will love it because we have the Natitorium on campus and the soccer field. There is something for everyone on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Diversity is nice here. We can see flags being put up all the time of different countries. Also we have the Regatta which is this canon race on the canal it is tones of fun and nice to get out with family and friends and learn more about the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience you get here is awesome and not too bad for in state residence when it comes to price.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club, swing dance, go out on the town, shopping at Circle Center Mail and walking along the canal. We use what we got, and what we got is down town Indianapolis!

    Food and Dining

    Food Services here are expensive and they are only open certain hours. We do have the Tower now so that helps if you chose to live on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I suggest living on campus for two years. With prices of housing and experiences I suggest afterward checking out all the wonderful options Indianapolis area has and spread your wings a little.

    Academic Rigor

    Sciences are hard here and Language Arts is not a joke. You need to bring your A game here if you are going to plan on getting a degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in to IUPUI with an open mind. College is a time to find yourself and what you are good at while gaining the experience you need in the work force. Put in the time and effort and you will see something you will never forget.

    In three sentences

    It is what you make it. I feel in love with it's small town feel in a big city. It can be hard at sometimes, but IUPUI is my home and is always changing.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Commuters, student involved in their family life and those who work full time can all get along well in this school. There are people from all walks of life in all kinds of fields as both students and staff here.

    What to do for fun

    There are always interesting fairs and a Democracy Plaza. There is a canal walkway nearby. All kinds of sports and clubs as well as a terrific exercise facility at the Natatorium.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always make an effort to show up in person to build relationships with the advisors. Plan your schedule ahead because of competitive parking and access to the on-campus resources.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are enthusiastic and understanding. Thanks to varied class times on the weekends and evenings I have been able to maintain a flexible schedule. Also, IUPUI has a broad and adaptable menu of choices for majors and minors to get students set up for specific career goals.

  • 03/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a phone number you can call when you are walking by yourself and a cop will show up to escort you back to where you need to be. They also send out alerts if something dangerous happens on or close to campus. They are very big about safety and their students.

    Greek Life

    Greek life isn't like your typical college. IUPUI is very big about commuters so there are no such thing as fraternity houses and so on. They do have frats and sororities but they aren't as close as other campuses.

    Clubs and Activities

    This is also a thing where you have to take a step out and kind of discover them yourself. We have a club called SAPB which are the ones who organize homecoming week and so on. They are very involved with everything that goes on around campus. So, it is a great way to get involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As freshman you have to do a scavenger hunt. While on mine there were a lot of unique places I would not have discovered other wise. They have these huge ant sculptures beside the Math Assistant Center which are really unique. There are also awesome couches in Hine Hall that swallow you.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of free events everywhere in Indianapolis and on campus. The hard part is actually going out and discovering them. Word does not get around very well so you have to go out and randomly walk around to find out what there is. They always have something going on at the campus center, so when all else fails go over there.

    Food and Dining

    Freshman have to get a meal plan which I personally agree with. However, for the price we pay the food is not all that great. It is considered a buffet but half the food is either very random and thrown together or the other half is cold and under cooked.

    Dorm Life

    They have a new dorm called the Tower, I however would not recommend it. Yes, it is brand new and you have your own bathroom but you do not get the typical experience of dorm life. People are very unsocial among the floors and I think RA's are still skeptical on how to plan events to get people out of their rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Education is taken very serious. The programs are tough to get into but they give everyone a fair chance. Doing your homework, applying yourself in the classroom and taking the extra step of going to free mentoring session is always well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get out of your shell! On weekends get a group together and walk downtown. Talking to random strangers on campus is a promising way to make more friends. Here it is acceptable to be who you really are and people are accepting of it. Go to study tables, and free events. Free t-shirts are their thing!

    In three sentences

    IUPUI if full of variety. Finding your place here is not difficult. Feeling welcomed and accepted in the most important thing to them.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The IUPUI staff is really caring towards there students. They would close campus whenever they felt that their students and faculty was in danger during the winter months.

    Clubs and Activities

    IUPUI has many different clubs and activities to join in on. If there isn't a club for what you wanna do, all you have to do is get 5 people and a signature from a higher up and then it is an official activity/ group.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is low income but still wants to get a great education from one of the 2 top schools.

    Bang for the buck

    IUPUI is very affordable.

    Food and Dining

    I don't have a meal plan but I hear that the Tower Dining has some really good food. There's a place in the Campus Center called the Campus Commons and they have Chick-Fil-A, Outtakes, Papa John's, and one other place that you can use your jagtag or actual money to pay for it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is absolutely awesome. The RA's are there to help you in your time of need, and the campus is always looking for ways to get people involved with what's going on on the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    IUPUI classes really like to push your limit and help you learn things beyond what other schools want you to know.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. There is constantly a presence of the campus police and they are available upon request. There are also hospitals all throughout campus where more security is available if needed.

    Great for these types of students

    IUPUI is a great school for students who enjoy working independently. It is mainly a commuter school, and students tend to come for class, and leave before rush hour traffic begins. Students who are looking to meet people and become involved have to be very outgoing and put effort into it.

    Bang for the buck

    The price of IUPUI is great compared to other colleges throughout the state. Although room and board are pretty expensive, the tuition is hard to beat. I have been very satisfied with my overall experience at IUPUI.

    What to do for fun

    Once again, IUPUI is right in downtown indianapolis. There are many things to do downtown, but there are not many things to do on campus. There are certain events that are held on campus in the fall when school starts. There is the White River near campus and there are concerts held there over the summer. There is a mall and movie theater downtown as well as a comedy club and a bunch of restaurants and bars. There are museums and the zoo near by as well.

    Food and Dining

    Since IUPUI is downtown, the food options are great. There are not very many food options right on campus however. The food that is available on campus is decent, but it is expensive. Buying groceries and packing a lunch is a more economical route.

    Dorm Life

    There is one dorm on IUPUI's campus. I lived in an apartment my freshman year, but I had friends who lived in Ball Hall. It is terrible! I would not recommend dorm living if you can afford to live in an apartment or other campus housing options.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many opportunities on campus to get help. There are math tutors available for free and many other tutors in various subjects. Depending on your major of choice, the rigor varies. I have struggled in certain classes, but have had ample opportunities to reach out for help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Since IUPUI is a commuter school, it is difficult to meet people. Take the time to meet the other students in your classes. Work hard in your classes and do your work on campus, it will help you to be more successful.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI provides a good education and good opportunities. It is located near downtown Indianapolis, giving many opportunities for internships. The facilities are very nice for the most part, but it could use some expansion.

  • 04/30/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    JAG TAG!

    Food and Dining

    sooooooooooo good

    Dorm Life

    the friends you make last a life time

    Academic Rigor

    Courses are great

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your researchthen pick IUPUI.

    In three sentences

    IUPUI was awsome. 5 stars

  • 05/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    They have many food and dining options on campus. The choices are a variety and great food.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough. My advice is to give it 100% and you should do just fine.