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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I only ate off-campus a few times, but there seemed to be many places to go within a short distance.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I don't know of any issues that came up that required the university to step in; however, the campus rules/consequences are clearly outlined and taken very seriously. I appreciated this because it made the campus a great place to be.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received my first scholarship from IUPUI without even applying for one. After I sent my ACT scores to the university during my senior year of high school, I received a letter from IUPUI informing me that after receiving new information, they had granted me the Dean of Faculties scholarship, which grants me $4,000 every year (for four years) as long as I maintain the requirements of the scholarship (7 volunteer hours for the school year and a GPA of at least 3.5).

Near the end of my freshman year, I applied to live in the Women in Science House, which is a residential based learning community. I was accepted into this community (which is made up of 30 women who have a high academic performance and are majoring in some form of science (mine is chemistry)). Just by accepting the offer into this community, I earned another scholarship of a little over $2,000 for the school year. This is a great way to pick up a scholarship from the university. I will have the chance to become friends with 29 other women who have similar interests as me, get to know faculty members who are involved with science and research programs at the university, and be part of a great support system while earning some money to help with the expenses of living on campus (Women in Science live in one of the Riverwalk apartments on campus).

It seems that there are more scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman, so be sure to seek the admission based scholarships.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The meal plans are extremely expensive, which is irritating to students staying in dorms because these students are required to have a mandatory meal plan. Students who live in University Tower and Ball Hall must choose between the unlimited meal plan option and the 16 swipes per week plan. The unlimited meal plan is only $100 more a semester than the 16 swipes per week plan; however, the 16 swipes per week plan is the better option. I am thankful that I chose this plan against the advice of the tour group leaders. The 16 swipes per week plan comes with $150 flex dollars per semester that roll over from the fall to spring semester (but not from the spring to the next fall semester), while the unlimited plan does not come with any flex dollars. Flex dollars are extremely nice to have because they can be spent at many different places on campus. If you need to grab something to eat on the run, Outtakes in the campus center is a great place to grab a cold sandwich, a salad, a bowl of soup, fruit, chips, candy bars, and drinks. If you feel like getting a coffee, you can use flex dollars at Caribou in the campus center instead of spending money at Starbucks in Barnes and Noble. Also, students most likely won't even use 16 meal swipes a week, especially if they have some food in their dorm room or do use flex dollars a couple of times a week. Students can save $200 for the year by choosing 16 swipes over the unlimited meal plan, which could be better used on textbooks, which are expensive. Also, the food in the dining hall is not worth spending the extra money on the unlimited meal plan. If you are forced to have a meal plan, my advice is to choose the 16 swipes. If you are not forced to have a meal plan, cooking your own meals might be a good option, especially with Marsh Grocery located a walking distance from campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere at IUPUI is very welcoming and encouraging. Faculty and other students at IUPUI not only help students with courses by taking the time to host review sessions and work in academic help centers specific to multiple subjects, but they also encourage IUPUI students to have a voice. There are multiple discussion boards around campus that serve to allow students to express their ideas concerning a wide variety of topics including politics, legislation, philosophy, and everyday entertainment topics. Anyone can stop by to write something on a board in response to the topic or in response to other students' ideas. This is a great way to understand the different views that students hold.

Dorm life at IUPUI is also a very fun experience. Although on-campus housing is expensive, IUPUI provides great living conditions. There are two dorms on campus available to freshman only, one of which (University Tower) became a dorm only a couple of years ago after being a four star hotel. This is the dorm that I lived in during my freshman year at the university. University Tower is located at the center of campus just across from the main campus center, which is a great location. Important and helpful buildings are in very short walking distance and there is a dining hall in the building. For continuing students at IUPUI, there are fully furnished apartments on campus. There are always shuttle buses running from the apartments to other places on campus, but the apartments are still close to the main campus center. Students also have the opportunity to stay in these apartments as part of a residential-based learning community. I was accepted into the Women in Science House, which means that I will be in the same building as 29 other studious women who were accepted into this learning community and one of these women will be my roommate. The apartments offer a bit more privacy by providing a separate bedroom and bathroom for each roommate.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I just hear about parties but it sounds like the place to go is 1201 or the Avenue.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The campus is located downtown, so there are a lot of different places to eat. One thing you can count on is that there will always be a Starbucks near by.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The only issue i have with any policy is the designated parking. There is not enough student parking spots on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I love being able to walk 5 minutes to get food and the choices are endless.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus, but a lot of my friends do and they say the atmosphere in the dorms is wonderful and they're happy that they live on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home, but there are a ton of different apartments located downtown including a few along the canal. The canal apartments however are a bit more pricey.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It went alright. My dad was laid off for a long time and he finally got a job right when we were filing for FASFA. We were still low on money but since he had a job then we really didn't get a lot to help out and had to get a loan.

4 College Student

Campus Food: Really the food is great but the food itself is expensive they need to dwindle the prices on campus.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: In my point of view the iupui campus is very enticing.The surroundings they have set up brings in anonymous prospects to come and check out the college itself.The community is very clean and very easy to go around also the dorm are large enough to bring in extra things in the college itself.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a wide variety of places to get something to eat. If you don't like or get tired of the food on campus, Downtown Indy has so many great restaurants.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Its a commuter school so its different

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: It is nice and accessible! I love it.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: great options for classes and staff and professors are very helpful, knowledgeable, and supportive.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: orientation was easy process. wish they would have included financial aid

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3 College Junior

Athletics: going to be improved for the indy 11 stadium

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options, and travel is very easy around town

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Great areas on the opposite side on downtown, Fountain Square

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3 College Junior

Administration: parking tickets get very expensive and there is never enough parking.

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1 College Junior

Scholarships: I might as well still live at home with my family until i turn 24 because I am still called dependent despite financial independence, and refused any aid other than loans.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Wish there was more options on the other side of campus.

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Overall, IUPUI has a lot to offer to a lot of different people. The diversity of students at IUPUI is an illustration of what the University has to offer. Everyone is catered to in some way, whether it is through ESL learning, studies abroad, 24-hour computer facilities, wireless access, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service projects, resume assistance, and so much more. IUPUI may not be a traditional campus with frat parties and hookups, but students really seem to appreciate its function and purpose, which is to promote professionalism, diversity, and urban learning.

With praise comes the reality—students shouldn’t go to a college thinking that everything will always be great. As with any university, IUPUI has its major flaws. As far as the physical campus itself is concerned, athletic facilities are not yet to the standard that the students can accept, parking is way below the needs of the students, and campus food is not worth the paper plates that it is served on. Too harsh? Maybe, but through the student reviews, they have shown how much they truly value their school. The professors, overall, seem to be doing a nice job, and computer service is great at IUPUI. As long as you take the bad with the good, IUPUI will be, at least, a beneficial and educational experience for you.

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