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University of Iowa

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

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

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Spread-out Campus in a Great Town

We recently visited the University of Iowa for a few days. The college campus is clean, safe, attractive and occupies a large portion of Iowa City close to the downtown area... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently visited the University of Iowa for a few days. The college campus is clean, safe, attractive and occupies a large portion of Iowa City close to the downtown area. The hospital system is also expansive. Lots and lots of things to do and see in a college town. Go Hawkeyes.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to a hawkeye basketball game with my family and we had a great time! We got the ice cream there and it was really good! I really recommend going to a hawkeye basketball game!

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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.

Thank Justin S
Clive, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.

Thank cheesecake2015
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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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