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University of Iowa

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Address: Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone Number:
+1 319-335-3500

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

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Winter Graduation ceremone

As a graduate of the University in 1959, it was a pleasure to return for my grandson's graduation. The University has changed with many improvements and additions since my days... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Clive, Iowa
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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great area to walk around and see the buildings. heart of downtown. very pretty in the fall with the leaves changing. always something going on even in the summer. free to walk into several buildings too.

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Clive, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a graduate of the University in 1959, it was a pleasure to return for my grandson's graduation. The University has changed with many improvements and additions since my days. Was a good experience and a well organized..

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Lanark, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We visited the old dorm room this weekend and toured the campus once again. Even if you are not going to go to college, go visit.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I've had occasion - either through my own studies, on various conferences and/or in my travels to be on many college and university campuses in the US and in other countries; and - without equivocation, the rowdy, inebriated, disorganized, chaotic, rude, vulgar and otherwise wholly distasteful experience of attending a BIG 10 game at the University of Iowa can't be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the hospital for a week for heart complications. Fantastic service from the nurses whether day or night. Team doctors give you best service. Food service makes other hospitals envious having Ala carte system.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing as to all of the events which one can partake in- hancher auditorium broadway plays, restaurants, campus tours, restaurants, shopping; not to mention the great athletic sports ( Go Hawkeyes!!) and educational opportunities!! Great place to be & visit!!

Thank Kelli B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

The University of Iowa is currently bombarded with more construction than any other campus I have seen. They are just now finishing up the repairs on university arts and music buildings that were taken down after the 2008 floods. They look like they will be amazing though! The new Hancher should be opening any day now and it is breathtaking!... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The university campus is very beautiful. We had a great experience doing a college visit and we had an opportunity to walk around the entire campus. Because the university was flooded a few years back, a lot of the buildings have been reconstructed and particularly the area where their art school is located has some exceptional buildings and new construction.... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 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 21 October 2016 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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