The University of Iowa
The University of Iowa - Comments and Student Experiences|
-Opportunities- At Iowa, I held two internships on campus and completed a couple of independent honors projects. These experiences were huge in terms of getting a job post-graduation. So, despite being a large school, you can still get experiences that really help you succeed in the real world if you are willing to exert the time and effort to find and complete such extra curricular projects.
-Social life- Iowa is a top ten party school consistently. If you aren't into the party scene, you will probably not like going here. If you are into drinking, then Iowa will be the time of your life. Greek life is a good option for those interested, but its not the kind of school where people ask you what house your in or judge you for joining/not joining a particular sorority or frat. On another note, the people are nice and are not judgmental, so its also a great atmosphere for when your 18-22 and are trying to "find yourself". Lots of school spirit and sports are huge at Iowa, which is fun and relatively cheap. In addition to drinking, there are other great things about the area - shopping, restaurants, farmers market, music, plays, sports. There is a culture beyond the drinking scene for those who are interested.
I wish I had heeded the warnings of all of the litigation faced by the university. As I have leaned, you are just a paycheck here and they appear more concerned with covering up the alleged wrong doings of their male athletes than education.