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Academics

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4 College Senior

Academics: Their are many classes to choose from and the classes are taught by knowledgable professors.

4 College Freshman

Academics: As long as you go to class, pay attention and study you can easily manage all A's

4 College Freshman

Academics: Love my classes. I feel like most of my professors are willing to help

2 College Sophomore

Academics: A lot of meaningless busy work assigned by unorganized, inconsiderate teachers. Every teacher thinks their class is the most important thing ever so you're going to have to deal a lot with their pretentious attitudes.

5 College Junior

Academics: Academics, particularly, Kelley, are the best.

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IU is widely recognized as an institution that can turn floundering freshmen into impressive, work-ready professionals in four short years. A diverse selection of classes from which to choose, qualified and specialized teachers, and a myriad of extracurricular academic options available help to sustain that reputation. Regular access to professors outside of class can make or break some classes, and a student might have to go out of his or her way to dodge the anonymity that can accompany a huge student body. However, there are options that can bring a much sought-after small-school experience to a big-school environment.

Because of large class sizes (particularly the general education courses), a lot of responsibility falls squarely on the student's shoulders. This isn't like high school. No one will notice if you don't attend a lecture class of 200 or sleep through a midterm, and it's quite easy to get lost in the shuffle. Professors' office hours, mandatory small discussion sessions, and a network of undergraduates all in the same boat help combat the obscurity of being an IU student. Recent provisions for freshmen by the administration have been widely acknowledged and appreciated by the student body, and if you have enough drive, IU's academics can take you as far as you care to go.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
1,750
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
350
Total FT Faculty
2,413
Faculty with Terminal Degree
75%
Average Faculty Salary
$96,168
Full-Time Retention Rate
88%
Part-Time Retention Rate
68%
Transfer-Out Rate
14%
Graduation Rate
75%
Programs/Majors Offered
144
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 Students: 34%
  • 20 to 49 Students: 47%
  • 50 or More Students: 19%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jacobs School of Music
  • Kelley School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • School of Informatics
  • School of Journalism
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Optometry
  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business/Commerce, General: 11%
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science: 2%
  • Psychology: 2%
  • Public Administration: 3%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Best Places to Study
  • Business/Public Affairs Library
  • Library
  • Union
Tips to Succeed
  • Be open-minded. There are a lot of different people here from a lot of different backgrounds.
  • Check your e-mail continuously.
  • Don't be just another face in the crowd.
  • Don't get so wrapped up in your academics that you don't have any fun; it's entirely possible to maintain a 4.0 GPA and still have a good time.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Go to class and pay attention.
  • If you need help with anything, don't hesitate to ask.
  • Join as many organizations as you can without overloading yourself.
  • Stay on top of things.
  • Use the resources on campus to help you find your path if you're not sure.
  • You don't have to go to all the lame orientation programs.
Did You Know?
  • IU's Student Union is the largest in the world. With restaurants, a bowling alley, a pool hall, plenty of study space, and a luxury hotel, the Indiana Memorial Union is a gathering place for students working as much as students playing.
  • The Lilly Library has one of the premiere collections of rare books in the world. Among the gems is George Washington's letter accepting the presidency of the United States, the New Testament of the Gutenberg Bible, the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, and four Shakespeare folios.
  • IU's Art Museum was designed by I.M. Pei and Associates- the same firm that designed the entrance to the Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in Washington, DC.
  • James Watson, one of two biologists credited with the discovery of DNA as we know it today, received his doctorate in zoology from IU in 1950.
  • Other famous IU grads include actor Kevin Kline, television newsperson Jane Pauley, and basketball star Isiah Thomas.
  • Can't find a major out of the 133 offered? Try the Individualized Major Program, which allows students to create their own majors. By basing this unique method of study on your particular goals and interests, you'll graduate with everything you need to know to get where you want to go. Past graduates have found a way to study everything from Japanese animation to fashion photography to ecohumanism via the IMP.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 220 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 146 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 145 responses

  • 37% This was my dream school.
  • 55% This was one of my top choices.
  • 8% This was a school I settled for (safety school).
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