These three people have some answers to the question of what drew them to IU and how have they benefited.

Julian Batts, IU studentJulian Batts


Hudson and Holland Scholar, Herbert Presidential Scholar,
Hutton Honors College Student
Indiana University, Class of 2017

“There is no other place in the world like IU. Indiana University offers so many resources for its students to take advantage of. From within the city and beyond, the resources are endless being connected to Indiana University. IU allows for its students to meet hundreds of people from all around the word who are trying to achieve success from a great place, making it like a second family.”


George TaliaferroGeorge Taliaferro

Distinguished Indiana University Alumni

“Indiana University is a world-class institution of higher learning. If students are willing to make the sacrifice to achieve academic excellence, they will be able to take their place anywhere in the world.”


Cherrish PryortCherrish Pryor

Indiana State Representative, District 94
Indiana University Alumni

“Having degrees from Indiana University has been a great benefit to me personally and professionally because it connects you to the largest alumni network in the country. As a new student, you get to meet new friends and participate in activities which makes a large campus seem small, welcoming and at home. Graduating from Indiana University opens up doors of opportunities for students across the country and around the world.