The faculty at the University of Iowa is very qualified and interacts well with their students to provide them with a great educational experience. In a school the size of Iowa, both discussion sections and lectures are the predominant forms of learning. With discussion sections being smaller, the more intimate setting makes for lively conversation and more individual attention. Lectures, on the other hand, are very large, with sometimes over 500 students in attendance. However, I have found it comforting to know that despite the class size, the professors are readily available via office hours, email, or directly after...
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The University of Iowa makes sure that everyone gets heard. The academics and extra curriculars are full of extra nice people. Also, it is very connected to Iowa City; you can cross the street and be in downtown from class.» Read More
The University of Iowa has a great student atmosphere for anyone, not just the partiers (but also the partiers). There are a lot of misconceptions about coming to Iowa, but there's a lot to do in Iowa and you're at least a couple miles from the nearest cornfield. As for professors, they're better than average on average, but some professors are really there for research, not for teaching.» Read More
While the University of Iowa has an excellent medical program, the overall atmosphere is centered around drinking and partying. Academically, the professors are wonderful, but it is easy to get lost in such a big university with classes of over 500 students. My experience thus far has been both rewarding and difficult.» Read More
The University of Iowa isn't like most state schools. Iowa has a much smaller feel to it, creating more of a sense of belonging. The city of Iowa City contributes to that feeling through the many different opportunities that it provides.» Read More