Coming to a Carnegie Research 1 institution may seem daunting, especially if you are coming from a small liberal arts college. However, there are many benefits to a large institution. First of all, the resources and facilities are plentiful. It’s easy to find the books and equipment you need. Even if the campus does not have it, one of the other IU campuses may and it will be shipped to you for free! In addition, the diversity of the student body allows you to interact with international students, those with different upbringings and backgrounds, and others in a field of study you may not have ever heard about. Interdisciplinary work can be exciting at a campus like this!
Besides academically, there are plenty of options for extracurricular activities to participate in and get involved with. Whether you are artsy, political, religious, or just plain ol’ wanna chill with your friends there’s something for everyone! Don’t get frightened with the size of the institution. Nothing can be TOO BIG, right? Super size my graduate degree!! Well, maybe not like that, but a place like IU has everything for everyone (except for engineers ;))!