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University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Iowa City
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: This Big 10 school's 1,900 acres are centered in downtown Iowa City.
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Los Altos, California, United States
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142 reviews 142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Weather your prospective student, alumni, or looking for a nice place to live, Iowa City is worth a look. A great university town with great schools, sports, nightlife, and outdoors activities.

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Beautiful, traditional college campus. Everyone is extremely nice and laid back. Their numbers are impressive in terms of rankings and job placement. Overall, a great visit.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We tootled around the campus on our visit. It is a large and beautiful campus. One issue is you can really get lost and turned around. Best to find a parking garage and walk around to truly enjoy! Very friendly campus!

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Unless your here for a specific reason there us not much reason to stop by. Not a particularly beautiful campus. Really spread out. Lacks college town feel.

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Wainscott, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I'd recommend the workshops to anyone interested in improving their writing. There are classes for every genre and the teachers I had were particularly helpful.

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Oswego, IL
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were amazed at how large the University of Iowa is number wise, but how great the campus felt. It had a very small town home feeling with all the advantages of the big city. It was very impressive coming from the Chicago area. Everything is within walking distance.

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United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love the location. Half the university is submerged into the downtown life. Downtown thrives even when classes are on summer break.

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Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My daughter and I just did her freshman orientation. There is so much here, beyond just the college. Can't wait to see a football game! And next year, baseball!

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wonderful ambiance and truly a classic College town. I enjoyed walking through the campus. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

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Jupiter, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Big Ten school with a personal size feel to the campus and staff. Out of the many, many universities my many kids have attended, this is by far the best in communicating with parents and students throughout the whole process. Excellent, excellent, excellent!

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