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Professors in the geologyGeography and Geosciences
Professors in the geology department had experience only in academia. It would've been very helpful to students if some of them had real world job experience. That said, the comraderie in the department was great, I ended up with a good job, and I love the U of Iowa!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The high acceptance rate is due to theQuite BrightNursing
The high acceptance rate is due to the clearly stated admissions standards. It should be 100%, because it is clearly stated what requirements are needed for acceptance. People will be admitted if they meet the GPA and ACT - people will not be if they don't. People should not be applying without meeting the requirements.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: C+
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Would not trade my UIowa experience for anything.Super BrilliantBusiness - Management and Administration
Would not trade my UIowa experience for anything.
-Academics: Some Gen Eds are pointless, but that's pretty consistent with any college in America. Within my major, I always felt like the courses were exactly what I expected from a college class. Challenging enough, but not impossible. You definitely need to study and work hard to get a business degree here, but my professors/TAs were always willing to see me outside of class to help out with anything I was confused about.

-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.

4th Year Female -- Class 2009
Individual Value: A+, Useful Schoolwork: B
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