Guys & Girls

Location
Iowa City, IA
Undergrads
19,639
Tuition (in-state)
$26,279 ($8,057)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most of the girls are mean, snotty, stuck up sorority bitches and there are a few annoying douche frat guys but there's enough normal people I hang out with they don't get in my way much.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Most of the girls fit the sorority stereotype, but there is also a sizable vegan/feminist/liberal/hippie population as well.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There are lots of guys and girls here, but a majority are white and middle class.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The eighteen year old guys, well the majority, just want to get laid.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of unique people on campus, but most of them have a pretty good sense of style. There are some really great shops nearby where students can shop for clothes. People are really sociable in general and most of the guys and girls are decently attractive.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 20th
    Party Guys
  • 44th
    Most Athletic Guys
  • 45th
    Party Girls
  • 52nd
    Hottest Guys
  • 82nd
    Hottest Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kelly McPhee
Hometown
Naperville, IL
Major
Journalism
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The University of Iowa has many attractive members of both sexes. Being a major university and having a large student body gives undergraduates plenty of people to meet and learn about. Guys around campus come off as a little defensive—it seems like they are trying to be better than any other guy they know. The girls around campus can be shy, but once you start talking to them, they open up. It seems like a strong majority of the campus is looking for a special person, either for a night or for a long-term relationship.

With so many people at UI, it is in your best interest to talk to many different people. If you are looking to meet someone, the best option is the bar scene—most people head there to meet others, and alcohol always helps loosen things up. When in doubt, it’s best to break the ice—chances are, the other person is going to be just as open to conversation as you are.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
52%
Male Undergrads
48%
Birth Control Available?
Yes
At Student Health Services or at the Emma Goldman Clinic right off campus.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Your classes
  2. IMU
  3. Library
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. The Union Bar
  2. Brother's Bar and Grill
  3. The Sport Column
  4. Your room
Social Scene
Everyone at Iowa is really outgoing, so it's very easy to make friends. Students usually meet their good friends on their dorm floor, followed by fellow students from your hometown and people in class-you get to know a lot of different types of people.
Hookups or Relationships?
There are so many people at the UI that the dating scene is what you make of it. If you are looking for a long term relationship, then you can find it. Some people prefer going to the bar and looking for a short-lived fling.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
The best place to meet people is, by far, the bars around town. Many people go to the bar for this reason alone. You will also meet a lot of people waiting in line for the bathroom at bars. Another excellent place to meet people is in your classes-at least in this situation, you know that the two of you will have something in common.
Dress Code
Iowa's dress code is very contradictory. For class, a lot of students dress extremely casual-think baggy sweats and Uggs-while others wear jeans and T-shirts. At the bars, though, it's all about high heels and button-down shirts, even at the more casual bars.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 64 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 64 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 18 responses

  • 22% Your classes
  • 20% At parties
  • 19% The bars
  • 9% Residence Hall
  • 6% IMU
  • 6% Library
  • 6% Sports Games
  • 6% Your work
  • 4% Study groups
  • 2% The Dining Halls
  • 2% Mutual friends

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 74 responses

  • 21% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 21% Casual dating at your school
  • 16% Long-distance relationship
  • 14% None
  • 10% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 6% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 21 responses

  • 38% Carefree
  • 33% Unique
  • 14% Friendly
  • 10% Foreign
  • 5% Average

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 21 responses

  • 46% Get involved in activities you like
  • 29% Get out of your shell
  • 22% Be more social
  • 2% Be eager to say yes to invitations

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 74 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 4% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 38% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 58% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.

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