Wow, thanks for that great review! As always, very informative. (I was darkwing duck before, in case the new name confuses you). You confirmed a lot of things I suspected about IU-B. At the moment, this school and Wisconsin are my only choices and I am not looking forward to having to choose between them. Both are in the midwest in places I have never been and probably won't be able to vist beforehand. How would you say they compare with each other? It is my impression from my research that Wisconsin is has a better national rep. compared to IU-B, and probably has a much better chance for internships and the like being right there in the state capital. Both seem to be nice and friendly places, with IU-B having more of a small town feel, because it is a small town, tho like you said it sounds like there isn't a shortage of stuff to do on campus. Oh, and even tho I'm sure the IU-B campus is fairly liberal, I would imagine that the rest of bloomington and most of the state of indiana is more to the right of things. Does that all sound about right, and do you have more to add to it? Thanks.
Thank you Stu for such a thorough review!If you have time, I have two questions for you: Did you happen to talk to anyone who did Indiana's summer-start thing? And, more importantly, what is the name of that wonderful-sounding place with 80 kinds of beer?
Oh, and you say the housing at IU-B is cheaper than at Wisc.? Like how much cheaper? Wisc. prices looked pretty good from where im coming from. Another thing about the IU-B area that worries me is that it is near the "south" and in that part of the country where I imagine people are very religious. Somehow I don't imagine that being as much the case in Madison, then again I could be wrong on both counts, in which case I hope you would set me straight.
Also, there are of course differences in program offerings (from what I have seen, IU seems to have more of a business law focus in general). The woodsy feel of IU-B is something I would like, but I have a feeling that between the two schools, Wisc. would be a better fit for me in a lot of ways. Of course, if Davis came calling I would head there. Which brings me to ask, are you going to visit out there? I know this is an IU-B thread, but I have to say that from my visit to Davis it has most of the good things you said about IU-B with the plus of being near two major cities and much warmer weather (and better rep. I would say, tho it is far more expensive tuition and cost of living wise). Just wondering where Davis stands in your consideration of schools.
I went to IUB undergrad for 2.5 years. Bloomington is as fun a town as advertised... maybe even too fun! I think your review pretty much captures the heart of it, well done!
I can't tell if it is old or not, The Union is really big (supposedly biggest in country) and has lots of food choices, a hotel and full bowling alley. The main street, kirkwood, ends right where the campus starts and is about a 2 minute walk from the law school. I don't think the rest of bloomington has too much to offer, but I don't really think you need to leave the immediate vicinity. 80% of the law students live within 8 blocks of the school.
talking dirty to vanna is like... like... hitting on the pope or someting
Yes, the bulding is veru old but was renoviated in the 1990s.
It's so FUNNY that you think Kirkwood is Main Street!!!! The far side of town has a Walmart, Movie theatre, several home improvement stores, Kmart, and just about every chain resturant you could ever name.The other side has a emdium sized mall www.simon.com and look for the B-town one, as well as several grocery stores, another movie theatre and a few strip malls, as well as some nice not-to-far-way housing options.