Indiana University Bloomington Visit Report by momonthehill
Visit to Indiana University Bloomington in April 2009 by momonthehill(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2010)
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Information Session: No - Conducted by an admissions rep., along with a current IU senior. The admissions rep. sounded like she was (rapidly) reading a prepared text, although the IU student was engaging and interesting.
Campus Tour: Yes - Our tour guide was a current senior. She took us through several highlights of the IU campus. Even though I was walking toward the back of the tour group I had no problem hearing her.
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Campus Visit Notes for Indiana University Bloomington
D and I attended an info session, campus tour and a special info session given by IU's Hutton Honors College. Walking around on the tour, we were very impressed with the IU campus. Despite the size of the school, the campus seemed to be easy to get around.
Academically, D liked the fact that, for a large state university, IU seems to have several strong Humanities departments, including English. Also, given IU's size, she is very interested in the numerous research opportunities for students. The Hutton Honors college is of interest to her. At the Honors college info session we also learned that, due to an upsurge in applications, the minimum SAT score needed to be invited into the honors college will increase for Fall 2010 Freshman applicants. So, Indiana U is definitely becoming more selective.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We stayed at the Hampton Inn in Bloomington. Nice room, friendly and helpful staff, plus a complimentary breakfast. Very good value.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
We had lunch at a salad and panini shop in the Indiana Memorial Union. It was not great, but not bad, either.
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
We had no problem parking in the parking deck/garage next to the admissions building.