|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Indiana University-Bloomington Students||10%||19%||63%||13%||1%||1%||0%|
|All Bold.org College Students||12%||22%||36%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
These schools are similar to Indiana University-Bloomington in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
90% of students
As a black student at IU. I can say that I am very focused on school and balance my little social life as well as I can. The education is thoroughly planned and performed for the success of all the students. But it is up to me as a student to push myself for excellence.
I am from the Caribbean so the food choices in America and definitely a college town are extremely limited. I do order out from a lot of ethnic restaurants.
I like the atmosphere, architecture, and opportunities at IU Bloomington
The dining food is mediocre at best and is not inclusive. It has extremely inconsistent options for people who are vegan or have other dietary restrictions.
I liked the scenery and getting to walk by the streams on the way to class. We have a very large amount of clubs here which are all great. I didn't like food options as much because they get tiring sometimes. Classwork is definitely manageable at 15 credit hours per semester. I don't recommend working your first semester if you don't have to because getting adjusted to college life can be difficult and it's good to have time to get a solid start to your GPA with more time to study.
You should be aware of the never-ending construction. It's not detrimental but you could have to take a detour to class here and there. Also if you are a light sleeper, I recommend earplugs and a sleep mask.
I loved my time at Indiana University! I was able to study abroad, join clubs, and had great professors!
It was a big campus feel! I loved this feeling but if you prefer smaller classes and seeing the same people day to day, then a smaller school would be better for you.
The campus is the prettiest campus I have ever been on. In the fall it's simply gorgeous.
There were issues with dining earlier in the year. I think it was because of COVID issues, but still, it was pretty bad.
I like how many new people you get to meet and how many different things there are to do on campus.
The size of the campus makes it a long walk to some classes but you get used to it.