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The University of Iowa

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at UIowa

By Gender
By Major
Art & Design DepartmentC
Business - Management and AdministrationB+
Chemical EngineeringC
Civil EngineeringB+
Computer ScienceA+
Engineering DepartmentB
Geography and GeosciencesA-
History/Histories (art history/etc.)A-
Language - French/Spanish/etc.B
Mechanical EngineeringA-
Physical Therapy/Exercise ScienceA-
Political ScienceB+
PreDent and DentistryB+
PreLaw and LegalB
PreMed and MedicalB+

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Surrounding City compared with similar schools in class.

University of Iowa
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Surrounding City

... Compared to Ames (Iowa State), which has beautiful scenery, Iowa city is a jumble of buildings that make architechts want to commit suicide ...Read full comment
... Most of the students are friendly, Iowa City is quaint/safe, the bar/social-scene is top-notch, and most importantly, the academic curriculum is...Read full comment
... You will enjoy Iowa City ...Read full comment
... They call Iowa City the Paris of the Midwest ...Read full comment
... Finally, Iowa City is very easy to navigate ...Read full comment
... Iowa City never sleeps ...Read full comment
... Champagne is too big and spread out (they also only have 3 or 4 popular bars), if you like a big city go to madison (too crazy for most students...Read full comment
... Iowa City is a great college town ...Read full comment
... This school is a good place to concentrate away from a big city like chicago, which is where I am from ...Read full comment
... We are now spread across the country: a professor of pharmacy in Atlanta, another in insurance in Kansas City, medical school in Iowa City and a...Read full comment
... Iowa City is just small with very little to do besides drink and go to the bars ...Read full comment
... As for students getting in trouble as the last poster stated, it is primarily underage kids who are drunk on the streets of Iowa City or in the b...Read full comment
... I am from Boston and Iowa City is BORING as anything ...Read full comment
... I love Iowa City and the campus ...Read full comment
... Sure there's not a lot to do on the weekends but go to the bars but there are some really great bars in Iowa City that don't cater to the sorori...Read full comment
... People have said that Iowa City is not "sophisticated ...Read full comment
... Firstly, I should mention that I grew up in Iowa City and decided to come here because of the cheap in-state tuition, despite my parents saying th...Read full comment
... Most of the students are friendly, Iowa City is quaint/safe, the bar/social-scene is top-notch, and most importantly, the academic curriculum is...Read full comment
... I've lived in Iowa City my entire life and wanted to go to the U because it would be cheap ...Read full comment
... The town of Iowa City is great (I have stayed here and taking on a minor role in city government) ...Read full comment
... Lastly, Iowa City is one of the most boring cities ever (I'm from Des Moines) ...Read full comment
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