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Michelle
11-22-2007, 11:39 AM
My school! :)

Pros
Excellent business, music and public/environmental management programs
Well-ranked in many areas
Relatively affordable fees and living expenses
Quiet college-town feel (not too much distractions)
Nice, large campus (I was sold by the photos :p)
Many MNCs hire actively from Indiana, including Eli Lilly, P&G, IBM, big 4, Goldman Sachs, etc.
Good-size Singaporean student body
4 distinct seasons (means to get to experience spring with lots of flowers, summer with it's lazy days, fall with beautiful stunning colors and winter with lots of snow, Christmas will feel reall Christmassy there)

Cons
Student body not very cosmopolitan (many have never travelled out of the state/country)
No good seafood, limited range of restaurants (rather impt to Singaporeans, but if you love steak, there are plenty of good beef around)
Small town can get boring after a while (so we take frequent roadtrips to Chicago for dim sum, roast duck etc)
Tornados (have not seen one hit, but tornado watches are common. Because Bloomington is hilly, it's actually quite unusually to have tornado touchdown in town)
>20 hours in total travel time from Singapore
4 distinct seasons (means you WILL get lots of snow in winter == shovelling, falling on ice etc)

koo86
01-12-2008, 11:10 AM
Is it good for information systems ? and is it known by singapore companies ?

Michelle
01-23-2008, 11:46 AM
IU does have a good information systems programme (was ranked #9 for IS undergraduates programme by US News & World), I remember many of my school mates getting jobs very easily especially with consultants like Accenture and IBM (consulting wing). IU's IS program is with their business school (Kelley) and you can learn more at this site http://www.indiana.edu/~isdept/

As for recognition in Singapore, well, depends on who you ask. The more enlightened and knowledgeable folks here would know that outside of the Harvards and Princetons, there are many many very good schools in the US that are less well-known here. And if they do a little research, they will know IU is considered a good school in the US that produced many CEOs, politicians etc. So unfortunately, not many people in Singapore know of IU but it has not stopped it's graduates from getting top jobs here. Management cosultants, investment bankers, you name it.

==> If you are looking for a blue-blood, instant-recognition school, IU is not the one. But if you are looking for a solid school with a good program at good value tuition cost, then give IU a look.

BTW: IU Bloomington was voted one of the top 5 most beautiful campuses in the US. Check it out http://www.iub.edu/

Hope this helps! :)

patryn33
09-05-2008, 11:22 PM
Is it good for information systems ? and is it known by singapore companies ?

for MIS programs might as well go with Uni of Arizona - Eller or Uni of Minnesota - Carlson. both programs top 5 in USNEWS. I think Eller was 5th and Carlson was 4th.

heard of SMU exchange student at Carlson transfering to Minnesota.
knew ppl that studied in Eller.

cost wise, Carlson and Eller are much cheaper than Kelly.
Minnesota just reduce their tuition for international students from US$21K+ to US$14K+.
http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/admissionin fo/intl_costs.html
http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/costsaid/tu ition.html#nonresnote