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Reviews 783 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: I have had no complaints myself, if you are on top of your financial aid the office is happy to answer any questions and help in any way they can. I recommend looking into scholarships given by the university because I feel that those are often over-looked by incoming students.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Everything is pretty lenient here, except for parking. You park in the wrong spot and you will get a ticket within 5 minutes. Its like they have ticket-snipers sitting on top of buildings or something. They will see you, and ticket you. Be prepared.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options in various price-ranges, the student discount coupons they give us are much larger than those given to the other state colleges, and in way of recommendations I would say definitely include Cup of Joe for coffee drinkers.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The police are very present and I have walked around at night on campus and around town and never felt threatened. I can see how students who come from small towns or high schools of 300 might just because of the size or unfamiliarity, but coming from a high school of 3,000, it is pretty tame.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off-campus in a rental house about 9 minutes away from campus with my roommate and it's great, we got a steal though and I know a lot of people who live in the old 3-story houses closer to campus who have had some bad experiences. As for the apartments around campus there is a lot of variety from very pricey and nice to more 'bargain' options.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have very little experience with Greek life on campus but one of my friends from high school recently joined a sorority so I am learning a little about it. I think the social sororities on campus focus more on giving-back and community involvement, while most of the fraternities are more concerned with hazing and partying. The service-based fraternities such as the music/band fraternities and sororities are much more committed to service over partying as well.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Being a former member of the marching band I can attest to the large impact of football on campus. Everyone comes together and the dome is often packed by fans, family, and students on fall Saturdays with extensive pre-gaming that begins anywhere from Friday to early in morning Saturday. The attendance to other sports may not be as high but the basketball teams and wrestling teams also draw crowds. The girl's rugby team is also a nationally known club that has done very well in recent years to my knowledge. This college is very involved in it's athletics.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of bars and restaurants to suit your tastes, unfortunately shopping-wise there isn't much to choose from. There are numerous activities on and off campus in the community including an active theatre scene, multicultural events, and sports clubs and teams. Local attitude toward students is fantastic, the people in Cedar Falls love UNI students, and I have never felt unwelcome or threatened anywhere on or off campus in town.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone to me looks the same. No one gets left out and everyone has their own groups and friends. Everyone at uni are usually very friendly and act like pretty much a big community or family.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've never lived off campus but I have some friends that have. They enjoyed it, but said it ended up being more of a hassle than it was really worth.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school offered me enough to cover my needs, but my parent's aren't willing to help me and some of the loans I was offered can only be covered by them. I'm working with a councilor now to try and extend my pay period and they're being incredibly helpful.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are great. They really do care whether we succeed or not but they still make sure we do it on our own.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: There are quite a few people with my same major but a few years ahead of me that are willing to help me through this. I'm scared because there aren't that many open positions for my career field, but I feel much more prepared by the challenging curriculum and helpful professors than i would anywhere else.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't go out much because the dining hall has a lot of options and I like to save money.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The entire campus is gorgeous in general, it has an old time feel with the modern comfort. I wish all of the dorms had air conditioning, but I'll live.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: As far as extra curriculars, I'm on the other end of the world. While I'm into the performance arts, I can still appriciate and support my team. I just wish they would do the same.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm living in lawther and it's the best hall. It's close to all my classes and it's the best one on campus! it's near the cafeteria, the bookstore, the rec center, and just about everything else.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: On campus they make sure that you're safe and responsible, but they still enforce the regulations. It's really easy to have safe fun and still get everything done.

4 College Junior

Majors: It's really fun being an English major. The workload is large but usually interesting and the professors are good.

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College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship but I've heard they're really great. I plan on getting one because it looks good on a resume.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of off campus housing options but the school definitely doesn't encourage them.

4 College Junior

Majors: I really like it. I don't think I would. I love being an English major.

4 College Junior

Majors: It wasn't too hard. You have to take a praxis test which was stressful but not too challenging. You also have to answer some essay questions but it wasn't difficult.

3 College Junior

Facilities: The Wellness and Recreation center is awesome. Students centers are good as well. The library is great.

4 College Junior

Academics: It's a lot of fun being an English major at UNI. The professors are excellent and I've really learned a lot and enjoy doing it. There is a decent amount of homework but nothing too challenging.


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