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Reviews 2006 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are cheaply made you can hear your neighbors and the elephants upstairs

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I want to join but join in the fall when you don't have to pay for bid

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I hear it's great but Ive never participated in campus Athletics

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Campus and classes are great. Living in the dorms is hell.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have always felt extremely safe on campus. During orientation they told us about many places we can go to and ways to stay on campus

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All of my classes have been pretty simple so far and all the teachers are very helpful. They all helped me adjust to college well.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had a lecture in my one class about the places you can go and people you can talk to about the topics listed above that was very helpful

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My one complaint is that it's not really a social atmosphere. I've visited my friends schools and everyone knows every single person on their floor from having floor parties and meetings a lot. I don't even know the people who are next to me.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Really don't here much about them unless its a party.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm an athlete and I love the program!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am an athlete and i love the athletic program.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: This is my first year and there has already been a lot of crime. 3 students were stabbed right in front of my dorm. A girl was sexually assaulted on my floor. Someone had been shot at an off campus party. IUP can be a nice place during the day, but at night time you never know what you are in for. They do have blue lights all over campus that if you were in trouble you could hit it and the university police would be there in one minute, but most campuses have the same system. I feel very unsafe here I make sure that I dead bolt my door every night.

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes are easy, too easy for me and I am not the smartest student. I had a professor tell me that he does not care how well I do in their class, he will get paid no matter what. A lot of professors seem to only care about their paycheck. There are only a select few who really care about their students. There are a lot of courses offered which i like. Classes can be small or large it varies.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: An IUP degree isn't the greatest. If you were applying for a job and your competition was someone who graduated from PITT, the employer would most likely take the PITT grad over you. IUP does do a good job of hosting job fairs and helping students get internships through each academic department.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms will seem like a hotel but don't think that is a great thing. Having no communal bathrooms etc makes people stay in their rooms. Very few people socialize with others on their floor.

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2 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you want great greek life don't go here. Greek life sucks. The frats are the worst. They are known for raping girls and drugging them. There are no sorority housing. Some sororities are super nice, others are very rude

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: If you are looking for a school with lots of school spirit, this is not it. No one pays attention to any of the sports. Our football team is average and the men's basketball team is fairly decent. The basketball facility is nice but the games are extremely boring.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you are from the area, than IUP may be the school for you. If you are not anywhere near the Pittsburgh area, than i strongly encourage you to look for another school. Most people go home on the weekends since 85% of the freshman class are from the suburbs of Pittsburgh. The people here kinda suck. The parties here are boring and trashy. The frats are rude and the sororities are trashy. The professors never know what they are talking about ( no wonder why the tuition is so cheap). Even though the tuition is cheap, which is what attracts most people, it is not worth coming here to further your academic career. Most professors are very un-professional and you will question how they received a college degree. Don't make the mistake that I did by choosing IUP as your school.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not care for them. The games are not a huge deal.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are many different options to choose from to live on campus at IUP. I currently live in Ruddock Hall at IUP and so far am really glad with my choice. I chose to get the 2 person private semi suite and I really enjoy the layout. I'm able to still spend my time with my roommate but have the option to go in my own room to study and have my own space to relax. Our building is the brother building to Maple and they always have different events going on throughout the weeks. The cost of the room per semester to me is worth it even though it can be a bit pricey and living off campus is a bit cheaper. However, even though it is a bit pricey it is in relative location to the academic buildings and it only takes at most 15 minutes to cross campus which is convenient I just wish that the gym wasn't so far across campus as it is. Overall the dorm buildings and housing process is very simple.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: IUP is very school spirited overall. This was one of the factors besides academics that I really wanted in a college. In high school my school was very school spirited and I wanted a college that had it as well. Many students are involved in sports, both varsity and intermural. I chose to not do any sports because I knew for my major the class work load would get increasingly bigger and I wanted to focus on my academics. However, even though I focus on my academics, I do go and support the teams as often as I can, and attended a majority of the football and basketball games thus far. There are always a lot of people at the events and it gets the team and fans pumped up in hopes for the big win. Besides the sports at IUP, the athletic facilities are very nice; with the HUB gym being my favorite. Overall, the sports and athletic facilities here are wonderful!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: From the time I took a tour, I knew this school would be a good fit for me. They have really good academics, especially within their health profession majors. The professors are very helpful and really care about their students. So far I have been successful in all of my classes. The overall experience of academics, sports, events and the beautiful campus is what makes my school unique. If I had to do the college process all over again I would probably still stay at IUP or transfer to a school very similar to it!

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i feel very safe and the police makes sure it stays that way

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a few bad professors but if you are an active student there shouldnt be a problem

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: suites are great!! roomy and clean!! Great faciilities to study

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Picking the right college often leaves students stranded between two choices: sacrificing a well-rounded education for a cheaper school, or ponying up the cash for a private education with a lot of extras. In a way that many other public schools simply aren't, Indiana University of Pennsylvania is honestly the best of both worlds. IUP students get a quality education that rivals many smaller private colleges at the public university price. Although Indiana isn’t a major city, and the small-town atmosphere is something that students have to take into consideration, the town is picturesque and fun if you know where to look. Be sure to come visit before you commit to IUP, and keep an open mind when you come. Indiana has a way of growing on you.

The student body at IUP is fairly diverse, but every student can find his niche. Although 15,000 seems like a lot of students, the campus itself doesn’t feel that large. Because it draws students from across the nation and around the world, there’s something for everyone, whether that’s a student organization, a club, a sport, a Greek organization, or an extracurricular activity. You’ll find people and things at IUP that will expand your perspective on the world and challenge your expectations. As far as academics, IUP offers more than 100 majors and is the only public university in Pennsylvania to offer a doctoral program as well. Even for freshmen, classes aren't unmanageable. The professors know what they’re talking about and make class as interesting as they can, and most classes have no more than 100 students in them (even gen-eds). There’s a reason that alumni are proud to call IUP their alma mater. Few universities offer what Indiana University of Pennsylvania does for such a fair price.

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