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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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My oldest son snd I visited the University of Iowa during one of the school's fall visitor events and thoroughly enjoyed the campus and the staff and students we met Iowa... read more

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My oldest son snd I visited the University of Iowa during one of the school's fall visitor events and thoroughly enjoyed the campus and the staff and students we met Iowa University is located in a great Midwestern locale with nearby restaurants and shops that made our day trip extremely worthwhile

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I just moved to Iowa City for a job at University Hospital 2 weeks ago and have really been impressed with the campus and physical facilities st the university and the diversity of univ and community offerings, there also seems to be very active intellectual community. The students seem happy to be here and I while being a short term... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the University for the 2nd time this weekend, as my son is considering attending next fall. The campus is beautiful and worth a stroll even if you have no connection to the university. Be sure to check out the downtown area as well. There are plenty of places to eat, shop, and have a drink or two.

Thank BaseballFan5
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous campus and I was there right as the fall semester was starting up. They have an amazing medical school complex and pedestrian friendly areas for students and visitors to enjoy.

Thank Shelley K
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While expansive, most of the campus can be readily seen if you are willing to walk a bit. The Iowa River running through campus is a nice, settling feature. Iowa's football stadium (named after Iowa's Heisman Trophy winner Niles Kinnick - 1939) is on campus and worth a walk to if you are a sports fan. The new Recreation Center... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Barbara S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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