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5 Best Colleges in Indiana

Wednesday, 17 Nov 2010 04:55 PM

Today’s discerning students know what they want when it comes to picking a college or university. With many excellent schools in Indiana to choose from, making the right choice can be tricky. That’s why we have compiled a list of the five best schools in Indiana.
1. University of Notre Dame (IN): It is a Catholic university that was founded in 1842. Located in the enchanting city of Notre Dame, the university has been ranked 19th by the U.S. News and World Report on the list of the best colleges and universities in the country. The university is known for its Chemistry and Biochemistry departments, and its long running Astrophysics Lab.
2. Indiana University – Bloomington: It was started by the Indiana state government in 1820 as a state seminary. The University has gained strength since then and its programs in different arts and science fields like folklore and gender studies are some of the best. It is ranked 75th on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the best American Universities.
3.Purdue University (IN): Set in the quaint town of West Lafayette, Purdue University was founded in 1869. It has consistently maintained a high standard of education. Students interested in Aerospace Studies will find some of the best facilities here, while those inclined towards sports will find a lot to cheer about.
4. Ball State University: Set in Muncie, Indiana, Ball State University was established in 1869 as a private teacher training school. Now it has around 17000 enrolled undergraduates. Ball State University is known for its programs in Journalism, Business, Architecture, and Telecommunications. The university is also known for its track record when it comes to achievements in sports.
5. Indiana Wesleyan University: It is a private Christian Liberal Arts college based in Marion. Since its inception in 1890, it has grown manifold and today has 9300 undergraduate students. It’s best known for its courses in Liberal Arts, Science, and Math. The university sports teams are as popular as the Wildcats mascot, which resonates with students.
High educational standards and co-curricular facilities make colleges and universities in Indiana a favorite destination for the country’s student community.

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