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Reviews 738 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

College Senior

Transportation: I don't live on campus or in Marion.

College Senior

Health & Safety: I don't know. I don't live on campus

College Senior

Athletics: I do not know anything about the athletics program.

College Senior

Administration: I do not live on campus

College Senior

Academics: I am an online student. The workload and curriculum are very good and the professors are awesome.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I do not know anything about campus housing.

College Senior

Technology: I have not worked with the computers on campus.

College Senior

Weather: I am not on campus so the weather does not affect me.

College Senior

Drug Safety: I don't know. I do not live on campus.

College Senior

Campus Food: Again, I am an online student and I do not frequent the campus.

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.

College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't have any information or experience with this topic as I am an online student and I live with my husband in a different city.

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.

College Senior

Majors: I plan to do an internship this summer.

College Senior

Greek Life: There is no Greek life.

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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