University of Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN, USA

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University of Indianapolis
4.06 Average Rating

kimberly from Sellersburg, IN

a current student here
10 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
University of Indianapolis has challenged me academically but has given me the resources I need to succeed at a higher level.
Am enjoying being here
Indianapolis is located just 5 minutes outside the city, therefore offers a student less distractions and at the same time opportunities to enjoy the excitement of one of the largest cities in the United States.

The faculty and students at University of Indianapolis are great people. As a new student you will be taken care of and the new student experience will be quite easy and enjoyable.
Bang for the buck
University of Indianapolis is very personal and sees there students as a person not a number. Professors go out of there way to help you and faculty across the campus are there to help also.

Not to mention University of Indianapolis host many fun events for there students such as Christmas dinner, midnight breakfast during finals, free shirt give aways, you name it. Of course academics are important, but the fact that the University is able to include other fun events makes it even better.

Tips for prospective students
Continue to work hard in high school and at the same time be well rounded. University of Indianapolis is very big on volunteering and believes in serving. To increase your chances on being accepted go out in your community and serve.
Great for these types of students
As a student athlete I can say, this is a great place for student athletes. At University of Indianapolis they not only take pride in the athlete but the student, therefore many of the athletes are well ranked academically.

Other great programs at University of Indianapolis is the Physical Therapy program and Nursing. Two of which are ranked high in Indiana.
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Kelsie from King Cove, AK

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I learn something every time I go to class. Since I am going full time, I, like a lot of you I'm sure, feel like skipping your 8:00 am class to sleep a little extra. But everytime I think about skipping I make myself go. And everytime I do go I learn something that will benefit me on my final. The professors are great and will do anything they can to help you learn all you can.
Am enjoying being here
I am a commuter student, so it is harder for me to get involved in activities, events, and organizations, but they are all there for the taking. I have heard a lot of the older students and faculty say that they want you to feel like UIndy is your second home, so they do a lot to reach that goal. I myself am not very out going, but if you are or not, you still get to know a lot of people, and will get involved in more than you expect.
Bang for the buck
The professors are GREAT! The classes teach you so much! The campus is small but big enough with lots of extras like the fitness center, free admission to almost everything held on campus, free tshirts and other junk, an awesome book store, textbook rentals, a lot of options for meal plans, and also the campus police for your safety!
Tips for prospective students
Classes are small enough so you can get to know your professors pretty easily, and they are totally open to getting to know you. Decide your major early. What ever it is, they get you into the field during your freshman year. Don't feel like you have to live on campus, because there are alot of housing options close to the school. Get to class early if you don't want to walk a mile just to get a parking space. They are building new parking lots now, but there is also construction on Hanna Ave, right in front of the school so it kinda slows things down.
Great for these types of students
Nursing, Physical Therapy, PrePT, Education, Commuters
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Amanda from Indianapolis, IN

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I love attending class every day. The professor are there and are willing to teach you every thing they can about the subjects covered during class. Even though I have taken similar classes to some that I took last semester, I still learned a lot more information during my first semester on the discussed subjects.
Am enjoying being here
There over 50 student organizations on campus. I am probably actively involved in 3 clubs. I also participate in the chapel ministries and play intramural sports. There are always a variety of activities I can participate in. Everyone at school is accepting of other people. Many people spend time hanging out with their friends throughout the day. I am a commuter student, but I spend a majority of my time at school participating in activities or spending time with friends.
Bang for the buck
It might cost a more expensive, but it is definitely worth it. The professors are always willing to spend time with you and help you with problem material. Also there are many useful resources that are on campus that are available to students. These services include help services for job placement in the future, information concerning majors and minors, and many other services are available.
Tips for prospective students
Don't be afraid to get to know your professors. It's really alright if they know your name. Also get involved on campus; there are many different opportunities available for you to use.
Great for these types of students

Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Education

Someone looking for a truly remarkable experience during college but is also willing to do some work to earn one of the best educations around.
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Anne from Fishers, IN

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The university of Indianapolis is an amazing school that offers numerous opportunities for their students. The smaller classrooms create an environment where questions can be asked comfortably, and answered quickly. Most of the professors are down to earth, and genuinely care about their students success.
Tips for prospective students
Be prepared for a smaller campus, which is nice if you are looking for a more personable environment. There is good school spirit for athletics, so don't be afraid to join in!
Academic Rigor
Classes are small, so it makes a better learning environment than a 200 person lecture class some campuses have. The classes are good to ease you in your first semester, but it really depends what professors you have and what classes you take.
Dorm Life
Dorm life depends on which dorm you stay in. Upperclassmen dorms are extremely nice, especially the dorm that will open up next year. the dorms are very close to the dining hall, at most a 4 minute walk. The RA's are awesome and plan times where your floor can meet up and have a fondu night or a movie night. your floor will be your college family.
Food and Dining
The food is extremely good most days, there are occasional times when the food is a big questionable. You can always count on the grilled chicken and salad bar! There are many vegetarian options. The only problem are the dining hours on weekends which are very limited, but there are fast food places nearby.

The dining hours have been extended this 2012-2013 academic year and I have no complaints:)
What to do for fun
For fun, I mostly hang out with friends on weekends and go downtown. Girls-Night Out mostly consists of a trip to the Cheesecake Factory in Greenwood. It is about a 15 minute drive to Circle Center from the university. I also have joined clubs that offer weekly events where you are able to meet people and just have some fun. I HIGHLY recommend joining Circle K!
Bang for the buck
It is a private school, but they offer tons of scholarships to make it reasonable. Athletes receive very good scholarships. With my Occupational Therapy program, it is worth the money.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Our most famous tradition is the midnight pancake breakfast before finals week! There is live entertainment and fun activities to lead up to the breakfast, and a good time to study and relax before the big week.
Great for these types of students
This school is good for the students who don't want to be overwhelmed when they first start in college. Professors are personable, and it is easy to get one-on-one time if you are struggling.
Clubs and Activities
There are not too many activities offered on campus because of the campus being called a suitcase campus where people leave on the weekends. Clubs offer numerous volunteer opportunities that are extremely fun, from walking dogs at the animal shelter to playing with kids.

This 2012-2013 year there have been weekend activities sponsored by our Residence Hall Association that have kept me on campus many weekends.
Greek Life
There is no Greek life, which was a contributing factor for choosing this university. Only the athletes have athletic houses.
Campus Safety
It is true that the university of Indianapolis is not in the greatest part of downtown Indy. There are emergency call boxes all around campus and the university is lit up at night, so I have not felt threatened. It still is always safer to walk with friends after a night class.
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Katie from Frankfort, IN

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am currently a Sophomore Nursing Student at the University of Indianapolis. I have learned so much about the field of nursing just within these first couple of years. As a nursing major we get to experience class room styled learning but also practical and clinical styled learning, Being in a specific programs allows you to connect with students who are pursuing the same career as you. Some classes are more difficult than others, but the professors are always open to helping out the students.
Am enjoying being here
University of Indianapolis' campus is a small private college. It gives you a chance to meet more of the people on campus. Larger campuses have a larger student population, so you don't get to meet a lot of the people on campus. This university is trying to get the students more involved in what is going on around campus. Most events are ran by student organizations. I enjoy the close environment with students and teachers.
Bang for the buck
This university is more on the expensive side, but it is due to being a small private school that doesn't receive financial support from the government. The university tries to offer a wide variety of options for financial aid for students. The school is also renovating a lot of the campus to make it more desirable for prospective students.
Tips for prospective students
Look for outside scholarships to help pay for the costs of school. Get involved with student ran organizations but also professional organizations. Check out options like renting and buying used textbooks.
Great for these types of students
Great for students who enjoy a small environment where you get to know a lot of different people. Great for students who have an academic strive for excellence.
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Lisa from Fort Wayne, IN

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers at this school help so much to make sure each student masters the concepts. I have not walked out of any class not learning something new and useful.
Am enjoying being here
I love the campus and that it is close to downtown Indianapolis if you want to escape school for a bit.
Bang for the buck
It is a bit on the expensive side but it is worth every penny.
Great for these types of students
Nursing, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy
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Jessica from Cambridge City, IN

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University of Indianapolis is a great school. It has great professors who have lots of knowledge. This university has a lot to offer in an education.
Tips for prospective students
I would recommend prospective students be ready to write a lot. Try not to procrastinate, although we all know everyone does it. Don't eat too much of the same food from here all the time. It starts to get to the point where you won't eat it anymore.
Academic Rigor
The university has a great psychology program. The faculty is awesome. They are a great help most of the time. Many of the educational programs are great.
Dorm Life
There are three freshman dorms four upperclassman dorms. The dorms are a nice place to live. I would recommend living on campus.
Food and Dining
The food is good for probably the first couple of weeks, but then you get sick of it. Most of the time it's just the same old stuff. As long as you aren't picky, you might be okay though.
What to do for fun
Much of the time, there are lots of activities going on. There are not always things going on during the weekend, but when there is, it is pretty fun. Sometimes, there is off campus trips.
Clubs and Activities
There are so many clubs and activities to get involved in. I recommend anyone to get involved in them. It's hard when you are taking a lot of credit hours, though.
Greek Life
We don't have that here.
Campus Safety
We have a quite safe campus.
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Sara from Lake Zurich, IL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I visited campus a few times as a prospective student. This school isn't as well known as the surrounding schools, however, it offers many great programs or even better than the other schools. Don't let the size fool you!
Tips for prospective students
Sign up for the Campus Camp-In event! This event is an overnight visit and you get to stay in a dorm with a student from the University. It is a great way to experience what it's like to live on campus. At least 100 incoming freshmen students attend this event. I met my roommate and made many new friends. Get out there and see if this school is right for you!
Academic Rigor
I met a few professors and they are very kind and friendly. I have heard the classes are manageable and interesting!
Dorm Life
Dorms are like every average college dorm. However, central hall is suite-style and for Honors College freshman and upperclassman.
Food and Dining
I'm glad it's not Sodexo. There are different options in the dining hall and there are a few snack areas and a Starbucks.
What to do for fun
Visit downtown Indy and attend sporting events
Bang for the buck
Don't worry about the tuition. This school gives out a lot of money and will try their best to help bring down the cost of the school. The school offers many great programs and most popular is nursing. I got into the accelerated OTD program which means I will get my doctorate in occupational therapy in a shorter amount of time which definitely saves a lot of money! Another great thing about this school is that it offers FREE LAUNDRY, PARKING, AND SPORTING EVENTS! Seriously, you don't know how much you save just from that.
Greek Life
None
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Anastasia from South Bend, IN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The University of Indianapolis is the school that most perspective college student dreams of. It's the kind of place where strangers become best friends, resident halls become families, and professors and faculty become hero's. This University shows you how to redefine your dreams then helps you turn them into realities.
Tips for prospective students
1. Join the Uindy socail media pages, here you will have an upper hand on knowing people before you start your college career.

2. Join student organizations, this will help you build connections with people in other majors and withing your major.

Academic Rigor
Many of the professors have had influential careers in all majors that the University offers, and they always connect their students with former colleagues and organizations, helping students find internships and possible jobs.
Dorm Life
There are a variety of living styles for the students from single room living to apartment style living, from coed living to same sex living.
Food and Dining
The Universities food service has been highly ranked a couple years in a row by a nation wide college food survey.
What to do for fun
Student organizations are the root for fun on campus. They put on all kinds of events like, casino night, open mic nights, midnight target runs, drag shows, chances to go to Pacers , Indy 11, and Fever games for free!
Bang for the buck
Most universities don't offer free sport event tickets to their students, Uindy does!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Every year there is a drag show put on at the school, it is a donation show where all proceeds go to different charities.
Great for these types of students
Students that want to get the best of life and those who love challenges and exploring.
Clubs and Activities
Uindy has some the most unique clubs and organizations that can only be found at the University of Indianapolis.
Greek Life
There isn't much greek life at Unidy but there those that are on campus are well known.
Campus Safety
The University has their own police department on campus, along with having our own police, police from the Indianapolis force also are also on campus. Uindy police can be reached 24/7 through their main phone line that every student receives the first day being on campus , there also call boxes located all around the campus for students facing an emergency outside.
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Nathan from Indianapolis, IN

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
So far, UIndy has worked well for me. They've been polite, reasonable, capable, and timely, and have helped me through the process of beginning my time in college. The professors have been knowledgeable and have truly wanted to help me along.
Tips for prospective students
If your high-school circumstances were unconventional, and particularly if they were less than ideal, be willing to explain those circumstances and why the problems that held you back will not be an issue in college. They WILL work with you.
Academic Rigor
Tough but fair is an aspiration of many institutions. I believe they have largely reached that goal here. My assignments have been relevant to the class, and have been challenging without being impossible.
Dorm Life
I am living off-campus, but I have heard good things about dorm life. I have heard that the dorms are comfortable, and that the RAs are personable.
Food and Dining
I have not, as of yet, eaten at the cafeteria, but I've heard it's pretty good food, at reasonable prices. Their meal plans offer a wide variety of choices, so you will likely find a plan that works for you.
What to do for fun
There are several rec areas and places on campus in which to have fun. In addition, because the campus is in the city, on a sizable road, there is entertainment up and down the road, and along the bus lines. I'm pretty easy to entertain, but it seems like there's something for just about everyone.
Bang for the buck
I'm not going to lie. UIndy is a private university, and private means expensive. But with small class size, attentive instructors, timely assistance, and a friendly campus atmosphere, you definitely get what you pay for.
Great for these types of students
I'd heard great things about their Creative Writing focus, and that influenced my decision for college. So far, everything I've experienced has been in line with that. Writers would do well to attend.
Campus Safety
UIndy has a small, personable campus, with an open, friendly air. There is ample security, and it feels very safe.
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