Indiana University - Bloomington Graduate Program Reviews

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95%
of students recommend
(4.05 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 230 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NCA HLC, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 10 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Small
  • Student Population: 48,514 (38,364 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 17 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 38% part-time, 62% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $9,743 in-state; $28,113 out-of-state
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

This is an extremely good program, the courses are of really good quality. The faculty is very approachable and helpful in integrating the students in the greater network. The campus and the town are very nice. However, the department does not have many funds to offer to the students, and the town in not very well connected.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

IU has a great graduate program and is very good overall.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: School Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Grad school is really what you make of it. I think IU tries really hard to prepare it's students in this program for approaching real world situations. Clearly they can't give you the answer you ever situation you are going to approach but they attempt to give you the processing skills to get to the right answer.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2020

My professors at the Department of Linguistics are good teachers and leaders. I have had a wonderful training as their student. My graduate program has given me the opportunity of learning in an environment where I could network with Faculty and fellow students for research.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

Pros: The professors are fantastic and willing to work with you to do the best you can. Easy to have a work/grad school balance. Lots of places on campus hire for well above minimum wage. Cons: The CACREP accreditation for the program expires in March 2017 and most of the professors are with the APA, not the ACA, so they decided not to renew. Graduate cohort not particularly diverse.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018

I am pursuing a PhD in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior at the Biology department at Indiana University, Bloomington. This is a very strong program with some of the biggest strengths being the scientists and professors themselves. Very congenial, supportive and friendly people and very bright and successful students. The cons of the program I think would be a heavy coursework load relative to some other programs and being an international student, fellowship support is limited due to NIH policies.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2015

Human computer interaction design program provides a multitude of diverse situations in which you can take what you learn and apply it to relevant fast paced situations. The design skills are obtained rapidly and without stopping. The program itself has provided jobs to the students for the last 15 years and will continue to do so as IU SoIC has a very good reputation with recruiters. I myself am looking forward to events held just for my program to find internships. The only downside of IU is the housing bubble. There are too many students from out of state willing to pay the increasingly drastic rent costs across town thus leaving those who depend on financial aid and their own strict budgets to live in houses that are less then satisfactory . . . . the campus itself provides the most affordable housing in town and that should be a good indicator of the price outside of it. Bloomington is gorgeous and a wonderful town to spend a few years in. Lots of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping in general plus the local art and music scene is divine. You would not regret coming here to learn UX design that is for sure through the HCI/d program.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Higher Education
Graduation Year: 2020

The pros are excellent academic reputation, great faculty that support students, and excellent classwork that prepares students for success post-graduation. I cannot think of any cons.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2017

MS in Computer Science is a very intensive degree course. Professors are good and campus is very beautiful. The graduate student office staff is not helpful at all in deciding what courses you should choose. Enrollment system is very bad. Academic counselling for graduate students is very bad. You are own your own while deciding what courses to choose. For someone who is fresh out of college, choose courses wisely.
2.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Your experience depends on your understanding of how a PhD program "should" go. If you've never gotten a PhD before or known people who have been through the process, it will be hard, if not impossible, to navigate through the hoops one has to jump through. The standards are not consistent student-to-student. Socially, it helps to be in a committed relationship from the start. The town itself is great!!! Diversity means excellent restaurants. City (free for students) and campus (free for everyone) transportation are the best!!! There are reports of some crime, but I've rarely felt unsafe walking home or to my car in the middle of the night.
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