Location
Indianola, IA
Undergrads
1,423
Tuition
$29,529
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 169 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Indianola is a small town, so there isn't much to be expected in terms of a bustling night life. However, Des Moines is close enough that it makes up for the lack of entertainment in Indianola.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty popular here, however you don't have to join to be somebody. Joining a fraternity is more common than joining a sorority.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining hall serves pretty diverse meals as well as making sure there are healthy options, as well as vegetarian options. However, the other places on campus to eat are very expensive.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's okay as far as being in the Midwest goes. In the winter it is bitter cold, and in the summer it is humid and hot.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is no off-campus housing. Juniors and Seniors live in apartments provided by the school. Occasionally some older students will live off-campus, but I'm not familiar with the process.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: While there are some interesting restaurants in the town, you really have to go to Des Moines to find more diverse dining options. Indianola is too small to really have a large variety of restaurants.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There is a very active student life, with different programs and activities on weekends. The students here are friendly and helpful. The professors go out of their way to help and advise students. Overall, it is a very positive college.

4 College Freshman

Majors: My majors are both offered on this campus. The professors that teach within my majors are also helpful.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There are lots of opportunities for internships at this school.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on this campus. It is easy to access security if you need them.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office is helpful and sends email updates about scholarships, as well as statements of a students account.

4 College Freshman

Parking: It is kind of far for first year students, but that is not unusual.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: While the college itself is fairly open-minded, there is not a lot of racially diverse students.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There is only really transportation to and from the bus station. Most of the town is accessible by walking, however there is virtually no public transportation.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have a lot of school spirit. Students like to be involved with sporting events. The teams are good and have a lot of support from fans. The athletic facilities are great seeing we just got a new athletic building with new equipment.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Some of the people are stuck up, but there are a few people here that are worth hanging out with. Everybody dresses how they want.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are a few popular bars, but no clubs here. Campus security will pick you up and move you to another location on campus if the need is great, but otherwise if you want to go to a bar or club you would have to find a ride

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few chain restaurants and some sports bar and grills. There are also a few mexican restaurants as well as mom and bob owned ones. I don't know if there is a lot of student discounts. The cost is average.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: There are many places to hangout. There is always something going on because there are a lot of student groups. The student center is brand new a great place to hangout. The library is a little loud at times but it is a great place to study. There is a park right next door that is great to study in or play. We have a few fun campus traditions. The facilities are nice and care about the students. Many of them also know students quite well. The campus is pretty and well taken care of.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Many of the buildings are old, but are updated to today's technologies. The freshmen dorms are nice and big. There are many clubs and activities to join and do things with.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships are based upon grades and activities. There are some that aren't and those are okay. Some require time consuming tasks.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There was a few incidents where the locks on the dorm doors would not lock correctly and it took forever to fix. There is little to no campus crime besides some people breaking into a few cars. I feel safe on campus but some of the walkways could use better walking. Security is there when they are called and are helpful and reliable.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are some shops located nearby, an autoparts store, both a verizon and a us cellular, and walmart. There are lots of restaurants to choose from. The area is fairly safe because it is in a small town. There is a lot of things to do almost everyday because of student organizations and groups. It is also located very closely to Des Moines and offers transportation to and from the malls.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The campus is located near the main part of town, so it is easy to walk to everything. We do however have a campus shuttle that will take us to the city and to other events. Otherwise it is also fairly easy to find someone willing to take you somewhere. If you do need to get around campus security will take you places on campus and drop you off, but only if it is at night.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The wireless is sketchy at times either it's very slow or it will go out randomly, but when it is working correctly it is average. The computers in the labs are a little old and slow but work fine. There are several labs on campus one in each of the dorms and some in the buildings. Printing can be done on the lab computers or wirelessly from your own device. The need for a personal computer or printer isn't strong, but if you do a lot of things on the computer it is necessary either homework wise or social media wise.

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