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“Breathtaking.” “Awesome.” “Just . . . wow.” How will you describe our campus?

If you were to draw your ideal college, what would it look like? Impressive, collegiate-looking buildings? Large green spaces and lots of trees? Brand-new and renovated residence halls? High-tech classrooms and labs, grand performance venues, and one of the world’s biggest student unions? We’ve got it all—in a great small city.

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Our campus is considered one of the world’s most beautiful. Choose among several ways to see it, including a virtual tour.

Can’t wait to see campus?

Check out these students’ favorite spots.

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[video: “What’s your favorite place at IU?”]

[video: Girl 1 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 1: I really enjoy the Arboretum. It’s really pretty and you can sit outside and study.

[video: Nature shots of the Arboretum appear.]

[video: Boy 1 standing in front of camera outside.]

Boy 1: If you’ve ever been to IU, you know how beautiful the Arboretum is. It’s just a great place to even study sometimes. When it was warm in the spring, I studied for finals there.

[video: More shots of nature in the Arboretum.]

[video: Girl 2 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 2: The education building, around there, I like to sit outside and study because it’s usually nice and sunny.

[video: Various shots of the education building.]

[video: Girl 3 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 3: Right in front of the Union there’s a place where there’s a bunch of stairs, there’s a fire pit and I can just kind of sit on the ledge and watch people as they walk by.

[video: Shot of the Union and students studying at the Union.]

[video: Girl 4 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 4: I’d like to say the Wells Library.

[video: Boy 2 standing in front of camera outside.]

Boy 2: I like the Wells Library. It’s a great place to study.

Girl 4: I’m there a lot so I’ve got to establish a relationship with Wells.

[video: Wide shots of the Wells Library and students studying inside.]

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Boy 3: The Sample Gates.

Girl 5: Kirkwood.

[video: Shot of the Sample Gates]

[video: Girl 6 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 6: I love the fountain over behind, next to the Art Museum.

[video: Wide shot of the Showalter Fountain.]

[video: Girl 7 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 7: The Showalter Fountain.

[video: More detailed videos of the Showalter Fountain.]

[video: Girl 8 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 8: I like the fountain.

[video: Girl 9 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 9: The fountain.

[video: Detailed video of the Showalter Fountain.]

[video: Boy 4 standing in front of camera outside.]

Boy 4: Take a run down here, go to the fountain, rest, and then run back. So I really enjoy this area with the Union, the HPER, the museum and everything.

[video: Girl 10 standing in front of camera outside.]

Girl 10: Campus is beautiful. Can’t beat it.

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Maggie Philpott

Margaret Philpott loves being an IU tour guide and knows visiting campus is the best way to see if the school is a good fit for you. She says, “Being a tour guide gives me the chance to share this beautiful campus with visitors. I especially love Wells Quad in the fall as the leaves change.”