The University of Iowa Visit Report by MFranks2000

Visit to The University of Iowa in January 2018 by MFranks2000
(Student)
(Member since January 21 2018 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Campus Tour: Yes - Went over Thanksgiving Break so there weren't any tours available. I walked around the campus with my family and absolutely loved all of the buildings and the campus as a whole. The river was ama

Overnight Visit: Yes - The nightlife was lively despite it being Thanksgiving. So many unique shops and pubs. Never had a bad meal while I was there.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Not Really any students there to meet because of the break.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Popped into the office of student life and the person there was more than happy to give me information on what I needed. Likewise with the visitors center.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very clean campus. There was a nice blend of modern buildings and historic buildings that really fostered character on the campus. Especially loved the Union.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
All the buildings were clean



Dormitories:
I never got to go in one...



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
I didn't notice much security around but that is probably because everyone was off on break. The city felt very safe and comfortable to walk around in at night.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
This visit definitely spoke more volumes than the pictures that I had already seen of it (The pictures were already amazing though). Way more to it than meets the eye.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Fun. Safe. Clean. Friendly.



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
So many cool little boutiques and apartment buildings. Old fashioned pubs and new contemporary restaurant. A small business paradise. Not many chain stores

Campus Visit Notes for The University of Iowa


Visit Description:

If you get a chance to visit, please take a look at Kinnick stadium. I love how the children's hospital looks right over it. The Old Capitol Museum is definitely worth a visit. loved the character of the Greek houses. One thing that was a small thing that made a big impact was that the bookstore made custom shirts for you. Also, Iowa City is the only UNESCO World Literature Site in the US.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Stayed at the Sheraton and was selected guest of the day. If that is not a sign then I dont know what is... Amazing room.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Atlas. Bruegger's Bagels. Basta