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Studying A Postgrad Program In Indiana

Postgrad Study in IndianaIndiana is a state in the Midwest of the United States, popular for its farmland and vast number of attractions. Rural areas comprise of a vast number of forests and fields, whereas the urban parts, like Indianapolis, are densely populated with a strong infrastructure. The state capitol of Indianapolis features high-rise buildings and mix of classic and contemporary architecture. Indianapolis is also home to Indiana University Bloomington, the largest university in Indiana.

The state of Indiana generally has a humid climate with warm, wet summers, and very cold winters. The humidity is felt much more in the south and temperatures differ greatly between the north and south of Indiana.

Indiana is home to over six and a half million residents. This state is a great destination for those who wanting to start a new life somewhere a little bit different. It describes itself as being based at the 'Crossroads of America' and is surrounded by the US states of Michigan to the north, Ohio to the east, Kentucky to the south, and Illinois to the west.

Where can you study a postgrad program in Indiana?

The largest university in Indiana is Indiana University Bloomington, which teaches close to 50,000 students at any given time and is well known for its innovative and creative approach to learning, it is based in the state capital of Indianapolis.

Other universities in Indiana include:

University of Notre Dame: The University of Notre Dame is a Catholic university located close to South Bend. Ranked 11th in the World University Rankings for its Philosophy department, this establishment is a perfect choice for keen philosophers. However, it should be noted that of all those who apply to study at the university, only 18% will be accepted on a course.

Purdue University: This is a popular choice for those wishing to study science-based programs, or with a keen interest in engineering and technology. The acceptance rate at Purdue is fairly average with around 55% of students being accepted onto the course of their choice.

Indiana State University: This university is situated in Terre Haute, although founded in 1865 the campus is incredibly modern with an array of fountains and contemporary designs. The student population at the university is relatively low compared to others with around 11,000 undergraduates starting each year. The postgraduate programs offered by the university vary but there is a focus on Business and Education masters courses.

Ball State University: The Ball State University is great for entrepreneurial students wishing to gain knowledge in business-related subject. The university also offers over 140 postgraduate programs in a range of other subjects.

Butler University: Also located in Indianapolis, Butler University is a small, private university with an acceptance rate of nearly 67%. With a focus on Arts and Sciences, there are several postgraduate programs on offer such as, MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Indiana Wesleyan University: Indiana Wesleyan University is a Christian-based university with links to the Wesleyan church. With a high acceptance rate at 95%, the establishment is a good choice for those wishing to study subjects such as Counselling, Criminology, and Education at a postgraduate level.

Indiana University Bloomington: The Bloomington campus is the main campus in the Indiana University group. It is located in Indianapolis and has over 550 programs of study available and also offers distance-learning courses. The university's flexible approach also allows students to combine programs of study to create their desired major subject at undergraduate level. With over 220 postgraduate programs available, the Bloomington campus has a range of courses to suit most students.

Tuition fees & living costs in Indiana

Indiana is one of the more reasonable US states to choose for your postgraduate studies.

Indiana University estimates that the tuition fees for a full academic year of study for an international postgraduate student will cost approximately $36,961. This is made up of tuition fees at $22,800 per year, accommodation and board at $10,186, health insurance costing $1,606, and other miscellaneous expenses at $2,369.

Applications & admissions information

International students wishing to apply for postgrad study at a university in Indiana will usually be able to make their application online. Prospective students will have to meet English proficiency requirements and provide supporting documents to be accepted on a course. For more information about choosing the right postgraduate program, click here. There is a lot of helpful advice for those wishing to study abroad at There is also useful advice regarding budgeting, and helpful articles surrounding issues such as dealing with homesickness.

Interesting Indiana alumni

Indiana University has an interesting network of alumni including Jimmy Wales, who is the co-founder of Wikipedia. Other notable faces include Michael Uslan, the executive producer of the Batman films.

Student case study

Eric West Jr. is a student of Indiana University and hopes to work as a professor in his subject area in the future. He had the following to say about studying at Indiana University, “I’ve come a long way, and I am gaining a lot of confidence. I love being at IU. All the things I’ve done in college. I’m just really happy to be here.”

What can you do in Indiana when you're not studying 

There's so much to do when you have some free time, you'll never get bored, especially in the main city of Indianapolis. There are a number of fantastic museums, gardens, and even a zoo, which is home to some very exotic animals. If you are looking for an area with a lively night scene, then Indianapolis will not disappoint. There are several theatres, and a good selection of bars and clubs. The city is also famous for its racetrack, The Motor Speedway which makes an exciting day out for those looking for something a little different.

If you are thinking about studying in the US as a postgraduate student, Indiana is the perfect choice for those wanting an exciting and fulfilling destination.

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