University of Iowa is a public research university founded in the year 1847. The college is another mid-tier one which is extremely popular among those with average profiles gunning for a Masters in CS or other allied fields. For those of y’all with a creative bent of mind, Iowa is the home to appreciation of creative work and has a renowned Writers’ Workshop.
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The main campus is located at Iowa City itself, which is the state capital with the Iowa River flowing through it and creating the west side and the east side. The campus is well connected by air and bus travel with the airport taking half an hour to reach. In 2004, the city was named by Forbes magazine as the 2nd best small city metropolitan area to do business in USA.
The campus has a number of museums on a variety of subjects ranging from art to history to medicine. There are 13 on-campus libraries spread across the 1900 acre campus with an Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) which is the student centre and always bustling with activity.
The dormitories are decent with the required living facilities and each one having its own peculiarities and traditions. There are many off-campus options which are proximal to public transport from which the campus can be easily reached and are relatively cheap compared to other locations. A studio apartment will cost you approximately $500 to live in.
The professors are highly rated here for their knowledge, accessibility and interest developed in class. There is a good mix of courses offered here and we recommend that y’all should add breadth to your education by taking inter-disciplinary courses as electives.
Jobs and placements
The placements here are decent with over a 100 organizations attending the career fairs and recruiting large number of people. Companies like PwC, IBM, Motorola, John Deere and Google are known to recruit from University of Iowa.
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