- Class: Freshman
- Major: Chemistry
- Gender: F
- High School: St. Mary's Episcopal School
- Transfer Student: N
There are so many great things about IU. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and looks breathtaking in the fall or after a peaceful snow. Though it is such a huge school, it has a way of feeling small as you get to know the people you live with, go to class with, and pass every day on the way to class. I spend a lot of time on campus in the Memorial Union, whether I'm grabbing a meal or some coffee or doing homework. Bloomington is also a great college town, with lots of shops, restaurants, and bars downtown. With so many people and so much going on, you'll always be able to find something to do.
Though it is hard to skip all the huge lectures, it isn't hard to get to know professors if you make a little effort. In my lectures with several hundred students, the professor will call on people by name if they have come to office hours. I have also had several small classes, including a math class that I took through the honors college. There are many talented and studious people at IU and tons of great places to study. If you're looking for intellectual conversations outside the classroom, well, it depends on who you ask. Freshmen in the Northwest neighborhood (stereotypically) don't talk much intellect while students livign in other parts of campus are more likely to do so. Either way, IU has great academics .
The Best Things
Exciting new experiences and all that.
The Worst Things
It rains a whole lot, and in the winter, the sun is considered a rare sighting.