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Reviews 985 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not a very good school. I plan to transfer else where. If you are trying to decide between the three state schools in Iowa, I would suggest either Iowa or Iowa State over UNI. The smaller classes are an advantage at UNI, but nearly everything else is better at the bigger state schools.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Not sure what this is so blah blah blah blah blah blah

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everyone drinks, not very many people who smoke or are on drugs. EVERYONE drinks though and nearly everyone has a fake ID.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety and health are pretty good. People at health center actually feel as they are going to help you.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Rule enforcement is ridiculous and a joke. Most RA's give the vibe that they are out there to get you more than help you out. Same with Residence Life coordinator.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity athletics are no very exciting, students aren't really fans of the school. Students consistently cheer for the other bigger universities. The recreation is far away from dorms making it very inconvenient.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are unclear and sometimes not easy to work with. Food in dining center is bad, same stuff day after day. Food in the union however is fantastic, the problem is you have to pay with your own money in order to eat there. The food at the union is what I considered the food would be like at college, but instead it the dining centers feel more like a high school lunch. Not a friendly environment for dorms. RA's are not friendly, kind, or understanding. The frequently try and make life hard for you. This includes the residence life coordinator . If a RA writes you up for having your TV on at 1 in the morning the residential life coordinator will assign you to write a three page paper over "how having your TV on at 1 in the morning is disturbing." Therefor if you like to watch TV or play video games late, even on the weekends UNI is not the best for you. The coordinator will also constantly nag you and everyone else in the hall about join her hall senate. She basically shoves it down your throat with constant emails, letters and conversations. UNI claims to have the best wifi network in the nation, but actually it's probably one of the worst. Half the time you cannot connect your phone or laptop to the network unless you are physically plugged into the network. They give you an estimate for your room and board costs, but they do not include data overage fees. That should definitely be considered when thinking about coming to UNI.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Things happen like sexual assault but for the most part UNI is a safe place to be. It's always better if you walk with at least one other person at night though, just in case.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Most of the professors for my education classes are super interesting and engaging. Sometimes outside of the world of education, professors can be a little bit dull and don't seem to care much about teaching. I've had some professors though that have made classes really great!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Schools in Iowa love UNI grads. I've been told over and over again that it won't be hard to find a job after graduation.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus helps you meet a lot of friends. There's always something to do when living in the dorms. The only downfall would probably be no airconditioning because it can get really warm in the fall. I enjoyed how close to campus it was and how easy it was to get a room close to my friends.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't have a very big impact on our campus. I enjoy the fact that it's not a big deal if you're in one or if you're not in one. From what I've seen, Greek life does good things for our community and for charity.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Our sports teams are fun and exciting to watch! The facilities are so nice and I especially appreciate the dome on our football stadium.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love UNI so much, it has honestly become my home. The campus is big enough where there's plenty to do but small enough that you can still build a great community. I would pick to come to UNI a thousand times over.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There has been a few incidents on campus where someone was robbed or sexually assaulted but we are only humans there can't people a police officer everywhere at all times, things happen.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The class sizes are perfect, I really like how the professor try to connect with you on a personal level, but then some professor don't really try to help you but they just prove that they are smarter than you.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are so many opportunities at this school for people to grow and learn and just do work in their major, just by going to see your professor and asking them about their research or about the projects and they usually are really thrilled to teach you about everything they are doing.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are really well kept and the community washrooms are well kept also, The only thing I would say about the dorms is there is no sense of independence. The Residents Assistance miss the purpose of their jobs, they focus more on telling you what you can and can't do before focusing on being a friend in a new place where you don't know anyone.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I haven't really had many encounters for with the Greeks but from what I here they are pretty decent.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't been to many athletic events at my school but, they are okay for the ones I have attended.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being at this school has really been great for me, I have met so many new people from various back grounds and I have learned so many new things outside the classroom, I really appreciate the environment this school has made and the effort the staff put in to make this a place where I can be comfortable

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics are so fun and very inviting! Basketball games are great!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It has a great education program and the extra activities are amazing!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors are more approachable than others. No matter where you go, you'll always run into those professors that aren't as "engaged" in their jobs as some of the other professors.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life is dorm life. Living in a small room for 10 months is not ideal to me but having a roommate and living away from home is a nice benefit that living in a dorm has.

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