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Reviews 669 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Lots of great restaurants and things to do in Fort Wayne.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Many different people with different views.

3 College Senior

Weather: Campus is located in the middle of Indiana, so it's all over the board, covering all four seasons. The weather can stay nice or not so nice consistently, or it can change its mind several times within a couple of days. We get all weather, rain, snow, shine, humidity, sleet, ice, etc. Like I said, it's Indiana, so what would you expect? Winter get cold and quite snowy and icy, and spring and fall could be anything from hot to cold whenever they feel like. Only once in four years have I ever seen the campus close for bad winter weather, however the campus is usually good about clearing it for safety and the professors are usually understanding towards commuters during any bad weather. During the sunny early fall/late spring days it is no surprise to see some sunbathers around campus. The classrooms are usually well-regulated to comfortable temperature for the given season, although some rooms will experience some uncomfortable warmth if the wintery chill surprisingly drops off before the heat can be remembered to be turned down.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: While professors do keep us busy, the guys and girls at my school still find time throughout the week for active social lives. One spot of major interest is McConn, a student-run coffee shop located inside the student center, and ever popular meeting and hanging out spot for practically the whole student body. The Game Room is well-used, especially the ping-pong tables. On a beautiful afternoon one has the potential of walking by a game of campus golf, a popular sport involving golf clubs, tennis balls, and various targeted doors, walls, statues, and other 'holes' across campus. Many activities hosted by the school or various student-groups are available for participation each week, especially on the weekends, and the Globe Theater is occasionally packed for a showing of a recent trendy movie. And the students' taste in dress differ as much as these taste in interests. Walking through the student center, I may pass any number of styles, from hipster to casual jeans/hoodie to professional business attire to nursing or military uniforms; every once in a while I may even pass a kid in a costume (not on Halloween even), and several times I have spotted a group of serious cosplaying girls.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: My school, in conjunction with its Wesleyan affiliation, hold high standards for itself and its students. IWU is dedicated to keeping its campus alcohol and drug free, and does not hold back when enforcing this point. Enrolling students sign an agreement to refrain from alcohol and drugs while attending IWU, and we are held to this agreement. Few incidences ever occur of students breaking this agreement, and usually those students are found out and punished appropriately.

4 College Senior

Technology: Well, Im not sure since I'm an online student.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't expect to get any help but I did. It went very smooth.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am very happy with the program I am in. I just returned to school after 20+ years. Yes, I plan to attend IWU for my bachelors degree. Ultimately, I plan to open my own computer information technology consulting business and teach middle school students about it as well. I have no concerns about finding a job as I plan to create jobs.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I had no difficulties getting into this program. There was nothing abnormal and I would do it all over again.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a ton of options all on one street not too far away.

5 College Senior

Academics: I love being an art major! Everyone else has to write papers and read, meanwhile I'm painting pretty pictures as homework and essentially making more money than they will at it. I love gloating about it.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: It was a bit difficult at first in order to understand my situation, but I got much more financial aid than most students who attend IWU, with only one small loan that would be easily payable.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: While Marion isn't too friendly of a city, with a high crime rate, there are good apartments, which are very close to campus, available to students. However, I do know that there is a regulation that IWU will not allow students to live off-campus unless they are over 21 or a senior. I believe that this rule is very unfair, increasing the overall cost of going to college for the students. I think if students are able to afford living off-campus then the should be allowed to live off-campus and save on cost.

4 College Senior

Majors: I truly believe that IWU's art program is fantastic, they have the proper technology required for all of the different art majors--anything from ceramics to graphic design. However, there are certain improvements that NEED to be set in motion and cannot be overlooked. The painting and illustration rooms, which are frequently painted in, do not have windows which open, making the rooms susceptible to dangerous paint fumes. The ceramics department only have one firing kiln that works at the moment, the other three are broken and in major need of repair. Also, the mac lab, though a fantastic resource with most of the technologies that we need, does have certain problems with its projectors, limited printers and scanners, and deserve to be a 24-hour service for the digital media majors, such as photography. I also know that photography majors are really itching for a larger studio, especially for shooting large-scale cars, furniture, etc. It is my hope that IWU begins to fund the art department in the same manner that they treat their nursing and science majors, and hopefully to renovate the art building with AT LEAST proper ventilation for the painting rooms. I sincerely hope that someone takes action on this issue.

4 College Senior

Majors: Internships are looked over by the art major's personal adviser and are very easy to follow. However, depending on the employer, they are not required to pay the student, but I believe it is a great way to learn on-the-job for our future careers.

2 College Senior

Diversity: Due to this establishment being an extremely proud Christian institution who keep very traditional points of view, there isn't much room for accepting others who do not fit into the mold of Christianity and its rules of what is acceptable. However, it is my firm belief that the students who attend IWU are much more open-minded and accepting than the administrators who run IWU.

2 College Senior

Weather: As an art major, weather is always bad whenever I need to bring my projects and canvases over to the art building/my dorm. Also, living in the midwest, the weather fluctuates extremely several times a day.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Due to this institution being private, of course the cost will be higher than that of a public university. The general student atmosphere at IWU is very social, which I personally dislike, but is great for making friends and people are generally very open and sharing, especially in prayer.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Many other students had a problem with the obvious "ghetto" of Marion, IN, but I was used to living in a similar town (though with less population) and I had no qualms walking to my destination off-campus. There is a general dislike of IWU among the locals, since they have a huge influence among the community without taking into account what the citizens want and enforcing their religious beliefs.

4 College Junior

Academics: Easy to understand. Some professors are not the best, but for the most part they are okay. Curriculum is strict but appropriate.

4 College Senior

Majors: I am very happy with the transition to teaching program. My career goal is to become a second school educator; my concentration will be in math. I do not have any concerns about finding a position after graduation.

5 College Senior

Majors: My admissions adviser is awesome. I have had n o problems whatsoever. As long as you supply the documents requested and respond to questions, there are no issues with the admission process.

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).


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