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Reviews 870 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are pros and cons of course with any school, in my experience so far with 3 semesters under my belt this is what I've learned:

Make friends at least to the point of getting their phone numbers, it comes in so handy to have a BUNCH of people to contact in case you get stuck with a bad professor or miss a bunch of days for whatever reason.

There ARE bad professors, but there are also some outstanding ones who really are in love with their subject and want you to learn to love it too! Talk to your contacts and ask what their professors are like, its very likely you'll end up having some professors in common. CHECK rate my professor before signing up for classes for God's sake. READ the actual reviews because some people rate professors poorly because they make you actually learn and some people rate good because you don't do anything and it's an easy A.

Even if a professor rubs you the wrong way at first or vise versa your mind/his mind might change by the end of the semester. Try to find some way to relate to each of your professors and speak up in class at least once a week. Make sure the professor knows you by name; they like effort.

Sometimes the advisers are unhelpful; I'm not going to lie. Their supposed to be there to help you figure out how to navigate the terribly coded and designed website, but sometimes they really don't want to do their jobs. LUCKILY, you usually have more than one advisor (and if you happen to be an athlete, you have AMAZING athletics advisers!(Stacia, Alex, Andrea))

So in conclusion, UNI could be an amazing college experience, or it could be awful. It requires some work to get it right and once in a while you might get it wrong, but overall I like this school, it's a home for me.

(By the way, the dorms are the worst)

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love my school. It is just the right size and the people are so helpful and amazing. My school is unique because it is just the right size, we are a tight community. There are so many clubs and activities going on at all times that is it almost impossible to not be involved. I would choose my school again in a heart beat. It is so welcoming and you actually feel like people care about you and your future.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My school has lots of activities always going on. I just feel like I never have time to do any of them. They have sports activities, workout center, dining centers, library, and lots of other things college kids enjoy.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a lot of things to do on the campus, and this school has a great business school

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love UNI. The campus, the teachers, the students are all perfect. It's so incredible walking through campus and always seeing a familiar face and most of my professors know me by name. It is so easy to get involved at UNI.

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the University of Northern Iowa. I would choose this school again in a heartbeat. It is very welcoming and just feels like home. It is the right size with professors that actually care about how you are doing.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: UNI as a school isn't so bad. My largest issues are with the organization of the school site and the way that they handle bill payments sometimes.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great campus, with excellent staff. Makes you feel at home.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a wonderful school with great faculty

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love UNI and the way everything's set up! I just finished orientation and I liked the way we were able to stay on campus over night and activities were planned for us. I also liked how smoothly everything went, there was no delays or problems during orientation.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like UNI. The housing is great. The food is can usually tell when there are going to be people visiting because that's when we have a good variety of food. Parking is kind of hard to find at times and people just walk in the crosswalks without looking to see if any cars are coming no matter what time of the day. I just wish I lived closer because it's a long drive.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school, I just wish I chose a college that was more cost friendly.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I came back to UNI to complete my degree after a long absence. They have been wonderful in working with me in order to get my program completed. I am very proud to say that I will graduate this coming December.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am still living on-campus, but I know that the university offers several fantastic off-campus options.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options are excellent, but I prefer to eat on-campus with a meal plan.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I believe the adminstration takes care of various issues on the basis of severity.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process is pretty extensive with a low success rate in achieving any financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The two different dining centers offer separate perks. For example, Piazza has more custom options for food selection and Rialto has an excellent set up and includes gluten free meals.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus gives students an inside look of what it is truly like to be involved at a university. These students often obtain better grades and participate in positive social environments to enhance their educational experiences.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have not lived off campus yet but I will next year. The price is not bad for what you will be getting. It depends on where you live but you can find a place pretty close to campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants to eat at in Cedar Falls, just like any big city.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: For the younger students they mainly go to the bars on the hill where the students who are 21 typically go to the bars on main street or go to house parties.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The administration can be strict but they are only doing it to help you and it is their job.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Figuring out my finacnical aid every year is a struggle and I believe it could be streamlined. But I received the financial aid I needed and I appreciate that fact.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I personally loved the dining centers! They had a varitey of food, they were open almost all day, and I didn't have to cook the food. But they best part was they have ice cream at every meal!

1 person found this useful Report

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