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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: love the fun in burge

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: im not involved in greek life so no comment

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Its been the best time of my life so far. I love it here

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are very nice, helpful, and love teaching.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The University of Iowa degree offers a lot, but there are very few jobs available in general.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: While their are incidents of assault on campus, the campus community, police, and administrators are actively making campus a safer place.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing is great, actually, but they charge way too much, so it balances out to just okay.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek like contributes to the underage drinking problem on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: This is a very good school. I would not choose the University of Iowa again if I had the chance because I now know exactly which school would have been a better fit for me. This does not negate how good the University of Iowa is for many and most students, but simply that it was not a good fit for me.

4 College Junior

Athletics: There is a huge sense of community around the athletics department at the University of Iowa.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety is generally not an issue, but this year there have been quite a few incidents.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Iowa is a great school for people from all walks of life.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The value of a degree heavily depends on your field and your grades.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing situation isn't wonderful, mostly because it is WAY overpriced.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Some frats and sororities are okay, but most controversies on campus revolve around Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Football is a huge part of the campus family here at the University of Iowa. All of us take great pride in the team. Other sports are still quite popular, but football is definitely the biggest.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My university is just big enough that I have tons of resources and people to consult, but also small enough that I can have a relationship with professors and other students in my field.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors really care about the subject they are teaching.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There's a lot of opportunities for every major, especially those going into the medical field.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Burge and have a very spacious room with a bathroom. My RA is great as well.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have a lot of friends who participate in Greek life and either love it or hate it.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Iowa is apart of the BIG Ten conference and sports are very important here. They are basically a way of life.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe in a group. But not by myself.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are hard to approach. They are very intimidating. Classes are difficult when they are for your major.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is easy to find a job on campus, but the campus jobs are awful. Especially working at Burge.

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Most students who come to the University of Iowa are happy with what they’ve found, and few are willing to trade their experiences for anything else. With a combination of solid academics and a college town atmosphere that caters to the social scene, UI students find themselves in a well-balanced environment. Iowa isn’t an Ivy League school, but it does provide a strong education with a focus on career choices. Iowa is not a party school, but its students know how to relax and have fun while keeping up with their workload.

Since it is such a large institution, UI can seem faceless and intimidating at first, but this quickly dissolves as the tight-knit social scene among college students presents itself. With a huge variety of clubs, sports, and other activities on and around campus, plus Iowa City’s bars and downtown area, there are as many ways to meet people and make friends as there are people to meet. Students who have the worst experience at Iowa—or at college in general—are the ones who don’t become involved with things that are going on around them. While Iowa City might not be somewhere you decide to stay for the rest of your life, it can be the ideal atmosphere for getting a college education and learning to live on your own. The experience of the University of Iowa is largely what each student makes of it. There is plenty to learn and take advantage of at UI, both in and out of the classroom.

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