Welcome to the Experience Iowa Blogs

Follow University of Iowa students and admission counselors as they blog about their Iowa experience. Check out the most recent posts below, or visit their individual blogs.

  • How to Get the Most Out of Your College Experience
    By Admission Counselors on Mon Dec 5th, 2016

    The University of Iowa is a welcoming and inspiring place where you can focus on your studies and engage in a multitude of opportunities beyond the classroom. As a May 2015 graduate from the University of Iowa,
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  • reflections on the finals week
    By Enzo on Tue Dec 6th, 2016

    Hello and welcome back again to Sigma Nu Zeta Omicron. We are now on count down to the finals!

    Next week I will have my first finals. I’m lucky enough to only have two finals, (well, three
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  • Something Really Cool that You’ve Never Heard Of
    By Mina on Fri Dec 2nd, 2016

    So, first semester finals are approaching and that’s a big deal in a college freshman’s life, but I bet that a lot of people are writing about this so to recap: finals suck, finals suck, finals suck.
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  • That Group Project (and how to Survive)
    By Sehseh on Fri Dec 2nd, 2016

    You know the one I’m talking about.

    The one where somehow you ended up doing the majority of the work and it seems like your fellow group members don’t care.

    The type that inspires memes like “I
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  • New Adventures
    By Sarah on Wed Nov 30th, 2016

    Hey Hawkeyes,

    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving break. It always seems like it takes forever to get to break. I know I had a lot of issues staying focused on homework and lecture during the
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  • Coming Home
    By Rachel on Wed Nov 30th, 2016

    It’s been a while so we’ve got some catching up to do 😉

    Last week, I came home for TEN whole days for Thanksgiving break and it was much needed. During that time, I slept, visited my
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  • Home Sweet Home?
    By Julio on Tue Nov 29th, 2016

    I’m homesick. This time it’s bad, worse than the first time. After a week-long hiatus from anything academic, spending the night back in my dorm is anything but exciting. I say this bitterly after spending the week
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  • Thoughts of a College Student
    By Caitlin on Sun Nov 27th, 2016

    Yay! Red cups are back
    But the leaves are gone…
    Wait, why is it still getting colder?
    Can school be over now?
    Summer bodies are made in the winter so GYM!
    I really
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  • Food Roundup: Deal Edition
    By Olivia on Mon Nov 14th, 2016

    As Iowa City residents we have SUCH an amalgamation of different types of foods at our fingertips. This past summer, my friends and I set a goal that we would try a new restaurant or cafe each
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  • Homesick
    By Kat on Wed Oct 12th, 2016

    I have been at the University of Iowa for almost two months now and my time here has been amazing. I have made a lot of new friends, I have joined organizations, and I have really grown
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