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Reviews 797 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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3 College Senior

Majors: Professors are well-rounded in their career, though new-comers are still adjusting. As an art major, I'm glad there isn't much paper-writing or reading involved and it's more hands-on work. I love learning on the job and through experience.

4 College Senior

Administration: It's a very strict campus, but I can see some double-standards. Visiting hours in male dorms for female visitors are more lenient than in a female dorm with male visitors. Also, I would suggest allowing opposite sex visitation available everyday until a certain hour (most likely before midnight) since having a once a week visitation is extremely inconvenient. Also, it's my personal belief that drinking alcohol should be allowed if the student is of drinking age, however I can see the problems with allowing alcohol into a dorm with under-aged roommates.

3 College Senior

Academics: The professors are very knowledgeable in their field, though new in-coming professors might have a hard time adjusting. Making professor ratings and surveys available for their review would be an easy way to help them adjust their teaching methods. Some professors are especially tough during grading while others aren't teaching the students enough. The registration process took a long time for me to understand. My advice would be to make more classes that are required on the students' degree audit available during both semester or even year-round. Also, removing the necessity of elective courses when a student can graduate by fulfilling their gen eds and degree-related classes would be a huge help to speed up the expected graduation date and to lower tuition cost. Creating after-hour, out-of-class meetings with the professor more accessible and a more positive environment (usually, the student will feel embarrassed to ask for help when they are behind in class or having difficulty and don't want to be discriminated for asking the professor for assistance).

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Security at IWU is very high, since Marion can be a violent community. However, I would suggest turning off the locked side door system for the dorms because it is extremely inconvenient to not allow access after 7:00pm which is extremely early for college students, plus it is still near-impossible for pedestrians to enter without an ID card regardless. I would also HIGHLY suggest adding a key pad to the dorm entrances for students who have lost their ID card, misplaced it, or have a paper temporary replacement ID card, because that way they can enter their student ID number and NOT be locked out of their dorms, especially late at night.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Being an out-of-state student, my home is an 8-hour drive from my university. It is very inconvenient for me specifically to find a ride back home because no one else lives that far away other than international students from other countries entirely. For the most part, I could stay on-campus the entire year because everything you need is here, excluding the occasional trip to wal-mart or meijer, which is within walking distance. It would be more convenient if some sort of transportation system was developed for students to share rides.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off-campus very often, but there are several food chain restaurants and locally-owned restaurants all on the same bypass, along with other convenience stores, restaurants, and gas stations to basically make it an all-in-one trip. It's very conveniently placed only a few blocks from campus, so it's within walking distance for students without vehicles.

3 College Senior

Local Area: It's a fairly populated town and not too far from larger cities, such as Indianapolis or Fort Wayne, but the Marion community has a distinguishable distaste for IWU. The stark contrast is visible upon merely stepping off of campus, where the local Marion community suffers from several foreclosures, broken sidewalks, vandalism, and an unwelcoming environment. From a local's point of view, the university seems to have a superiority complex, believing itself to be the righteous deliverance that this town requires and is literally taking over property and establishing its foothold among people who would otherwise not want their help, especially people from non-religious backgrounds who would feel pressure from this religious institution. I would advise IWU to seek into the needs that the actual Marion community has and work with their representative in order to create changes that want to be seen.

2 College Senior

Technology: The amount of students/faculty using the school's wifi simultaneously really slows down the bandwidth, making loading screens common-place. It has gotten better from last year, since the site blocker was taken down to allow full access to all websites and allowing students to their own responsibility when it comes to technology. Regardless, having a site blocker was completely useless in the first place when students are well-rounded enough with technology to simply activate a proxy server in order to bypass the system. The IT service could be better, instead of giving simple advice that could otherwise be googled. I would recommend adding computers and printers to the 24-hour study lounge in the library and increasing printing credits. However, most students come to college prepared with a laptop anyway, since they know it will be used constantly. Another tip would be to give an easily-accessible directory of all of the faculty's contact information, either on the student's homepage or e-mail program.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Students here are extremely gullible and quick to believe whatever a chapel speaker has to say. It worries me that certain programs aren't truly preparing them for real-world experiences or developing their career skills, especially when certain students are still immature in their responsibility level. Certain cliques may include an over percentage of hipsters, nursing majors, ministry majors (or anything relating to church involvement), and the international students who keep to themselves.

3 College Senior

Diversity: This campus is obsessed with diversity to the point where it becomes racism in their attempt to include people who are different. By creating this distinguishable, they are reinforcing the separation between race and a certain favoritism to minority groups. As for religious background, there would be a very low percentage (below 10%) of students/faculty who are non-Christian, since this is a Christian institution. Because of this, it's safe to say the political affiliation is more conservative and the sexual orientation would be strictly heterosexual and otherwise discriminated against.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: At a Christian institution like this, students can get expelled if alcohol or drugs are in use. The few students that do participate are of legal drinking age and drink responsibly. The even fewer students that participate in drug use either have prescriptions or are from the local area and have a local supplier.

3 College Senior

Weather: In the midwest, the weather can vary drastically several times a day and as an art major who needs to carry canvases to class, it makes it extremely inconvenient because I have to protect my projects and fight the weather on my way to class (IE: my project becomes a sail in the wind).

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Letting the students know further payment options other than going directly to loans as the main source of payment. If loans are the option that the student is going with, then making sure that the student knows whether it's subsidized or unsubsidized is very important to help the student manage his/her payments.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office offers financial counselors to help with the panic and stress of financing college. Thankfully they handle most of the harder areas such as finding loans and or scholarships that one may qualify for. However, I wish there was more seriousness invoked on the importance of filing your FASFA on time.

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3 College Junior

Weather: For a Midwestern state Indiana really experiences many different forms of weather in a very unpredictable way. One day it can be around 60 degrees and then the next a cold front comes in and there is a blizzard the next morning. For people who suffer from allergies Indiana can sometimes be an inconvenience to live. Other than that Indiana offers great scenery with beautiful trees, fields, and gorgeous sunsets!

4 College Junior

Athletics: Students are encouraged to practice their physical talents and gifts within the context of many sports that Indiana Wesleyan offers. IWU also offers scholarships for all the sports that they offer. Basketball season is an enjoyable time for the IWU students and intramural sports are participated by many IWU students and even are extended out to many commuters as well.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have never been invited to any drinking or drug parties on or off campus and I am pretty involved with many different students on campus. I have heard little to no talk about social drinking on campus but I assume there are some who have broken the rules but this is not a norm and more of an irregular happening than a usual situation. I have heard some students gossiping about how some students have tried marijuana but it is not promoted within the IWU student body and is not seen as very socially acceptable.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is not a lot of talk on campus about Greek life even though I know there is one. Students accept each other for their different extra-curricular activities and do not appear to have a "snobby" attitude towards one another. Greek life is important in helping to provide awareness within the IWU community as well as organize club meetings. The Greek life offers student's an opportunity to be a voice for the IWU student body.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many different places to eat off campus that are offered at reasonable prices to students. However, there are not very many places that offer student-discounts. There also are not very many diverse restaurants that offer vegan or only vegetarian menus. I would say the community offers a mediocre off campus dining experience.

3 College Junior

Local Area: The atmosphere that Marion, Indiana offers Indiana Wesleyan students is very welcoming in general. There is a local mall that offers some shopping as well as various convenient stores such as Wal-Mart, and Meijer. The community offers lots of growth opportunities in areas such as Social-Work and community building especially for the low-poverty populations that reside in Grant County. Marion also offers a lot of history and diversity which is essential for personal growth and maturity.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: In all the colleges I have attended and or visited Indiana Wesleyan offers superb protection and safety for their students. The campus police are willing to help meet the needs of the students in any way shape or form. For example, I had a dead car battery and the campus police promptly met me and jumped my car battery. These little but convenient services are invaluable to any college student. I have never felt fearful while walking on campus. I have also left my car unlocked many times which goes to prove my feelings of trust and safety within the IWU community. The health clinic at IWU offers all the essential health care anyone would potentially need and offer great service, affordable, and take insurance as well.

1 College Junior

Party Scene: In my opinion there is no real nightlife offered for Indiana Wesleyan students. If they are wishing to go off to college in order to sew some wild oats or get into some trouble IWU is not the place for them. Parents can rest assured that their children are not tempted as much as other college students could be tempted at secular colleges.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Students at Indiana Wesleyan benefit from many on campus perks. The housing especially provides luxury at an affordable cost. Most dorms provide private bathrooms and showers as well as exercise rooms, and study rooms. The dorm halls also offer microwaves, coffee makers, and sinks for dietary essentials. Kem hall offers great diversity and community within the Indiana Wesleyan environment.

5 College Junior

Academics: The academics can be strenuous however they are used to strengthen the students for real-life rich experiences that will prepare them for situations within the workplace. Professors seek to provide students with the tools and guidance that they may need in order to succeed within the classroom as well as outside of the classroom. The academics at Indiana Wesleyan are Christ-centered which teach students how to go into the world and use their gained knowledge and skills to better the world and be instruments of God.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I commute over an hour to campus for the Social Work program. Most students live on campus and the ones who do not live on campus are on campus for most of the day. The school is set up with everything you would possibly need. A small grocery store, different fast-food eating areas, wifi, prayer chapels, and even a movie theatre. The school is wonderfully set up to provide students with everything they would need to succeed in school academics. The school also provides an atmosphere that encourages students to prosper and grow maturely in a Christian atmosphere in order to go out into the world and provide positive attitudes.


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