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University of Iowa

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Address: Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone Number: (319) 335-3500

This Big 10 school's 1,900 acres are centered in downtown Iowa City.

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Beautiful walking campus along a river

The campus is huge along both sides of a river and makes for a lovely walk. There are frequent events to attend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Barbara S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The campus is huge along both sides of a river and makes for a lovely walk. There are frequent events to attend.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Despite the terrible construction going on all over town, this is a great campus. Delicious food in all forms; great bookstore, Prairie LIghts; fun and funky shops; gorgeous new arts center, Hancher Auditorium. We love the place!

Thank msc196
Hinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

Was a great two days orientation. Well planned & laid out program & wealth of information. Really impressed with the college!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful campus. Lots of Hawkeye pride. Enjoyed touring the Pentacrest. The view of campus from the old Capitol building is inspiring.

Thank L K
Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The University of Iowa is a beautiful campus. The luscious grass and trees add to the green space in between the buildings. Construction is going on through out the campus so I was unable to really take in the some common places in the university, but what we did see was very nice. The walk around campus is easy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

I met such wonderful people and the instruction from Sands Hall and the encouragement from my writing peers was invaluable.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were at the campus signing up our son for classes this fall. The campus is very pretty and very walkable. There are lots of restaurants near by. There are several art pieces around the campus. However, parking is very limited and there was a lot of constructions going on while we were there.

Thank Kim T
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

The UI is probably much bigger than it seems but what i saw from the downtown area was beautiful. The Iowa River runs right through the campus, which is scenic but has caused severe flooding at times. WARNING: If you are walking to the Student Union (IMU) from downtown, you walk down a hill without thinking about it. But if... More 

Thank John W
Burlington, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The University of Iowa is truly an exciting place to see, enjoy, and attend. It is recognized as a top academic school with outstanding athletic, art, science, and music departments. The setting ranges from rustic to modern and many buildings are along the banks of the Iowa River.

Thank MrWedge10
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I liked the architecture of the building and the fact that the campus' buildings are scattered makes it nice to walk from buildings to buildings.

Thank jmortis

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