University of Iowa Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (15)
I really enjoyed my time getting my bachelor's in journalism at the University of Iowa. The program has well-rounded course work that prepares you for a career immediately upon completion. From taking courses in the history, ethics and laws associated with journalism to learning about video editing extensively, students are able to work in a variety of fields within the discipline. When I graduated, I was a writer and editor for a travel magazine in Africa and went on to work in marketing and communications roles. I do students should consider moving to bigger cities after graduating, such as New York City, to have more job opportunities in certain areas, such as magazine reporting. However, there is a need for journalists anywhere you go!
When students think state schools, especially Iowa in the Midwest, they do not assume the same amount of prestige that is awarded to an East coast university. However, Iowa has completely changed my perspective of universities because the amount of prestige, experience, and opportunities available to students here is second to none. In fact, I love Iowa so much that I have chosen to pursue my graduate degree here in the fall. Iowa provides a textbook university experience, both academically and socially, without breaking the bank.
I could not be more grateful to have had the opportunity to attend the University of Iowa for 3 years. I started at U of I as a transfer student, and instantly felt at home. My adviser and the faculty worked with me to help get credit for studio classes that I had previously taken, so I wouldn't have to retake classes that were very similar. The population at the school is very diverse, and students were accepting and supportive of each other. I loved that my studio classes were small so I was able to receive more individualized instruction and create relationships with my instructors, some of whom went above and beyond in writing me a letter of recommendation for graduate school. I am proud to be a Hawkeye!
The University of Iowa is a great school to attend because they have a very diverse populations of students, staff, and courses. By the end of your time at UI, you will have been introduced to so many different networking opportunities and resources that you should have no problem graduating and finding a job right after graduation.
I earned my B.A in Ethics and Public Policy. It was an inter-disciplinary program, one of the first that the school offered. Students took core classes in Political Science, Economics, Sociology, and Philosophy then elected to study two of the four disciplines in depth. I thoroughly enjoyed my classes which encompassed everything from "Law and Economics" to the "Juvenile Justice System". I intended at that time to go to Law school and, had I done so, I think I would have been prepared. The Ethics and Public Policy program gave me critical thinking skills and evaluated social issues of resource allocation etc from unique perspectives. The class sizes were small for a Big Ten University and the professors are very approachable. I still keep in touch with a couple of them 3 years later. As with any major, you get what you put into it . This program will prepare any student who puts the work in for law school or grad school.
I got a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and also graduated from the College of Education. Since then, I have successfully been employed at 3 different school districts. Many of the experiences I had during my time at the university have made me an incredibly competitive candidate as a high school teacher. During interviews, I have a unique way of relating my educational philosophy with things I learned during classes, through leadership opportunities in my sorority, from volunteering at the University Hospital, because of my role as an orientation leader, etc. I am often very confident that if I can get an interview, I can prove my eligibility as an effective educator because of the unique experiences I had as a Hawkeye. Although the mathematics classes were incredibly challenging at times, the education courses definitely balanced them out. I was given great opportunities to explore different forms of lesson planning and had professors who truly cared about me and followed my progress during my time there. They always had thoughtful lessons and great insight for improving my lessons, ideas, and professional-level of conversation.
The University of Iowa provided an excellent collegiate experience. The Tippie College of Business has professors who go above and beyond to help their students succeed. As a student-athlete at Iowa, my schedule was different from majority of students. When I had to travel on the weekends for competitions, my teachers were understanding and met outside of their normal office hours to accommodate my schedule. They always made sure I was provided with the tools to perform at my best. The classes are challenging and push each student to future their skills. The campus is safe, the student body is diverse, and nothing compares to game day in Iowa City!
Good school. Excellent programs for nursing and writing/journalism.
Iowa was a good school, but it was easy to get caught up in the partying scene. There wasn't much in the area other than 100 bars in a one-mile radius. I wish I would have done my research and attended a college that better suited my interests, but at the point of application I was an undecided major and Iowa looked fun.
I got a great education, but more importantly I had a great student experience that has stayed with me and shaped who I am today.