crystalhawkeye wrote:IpunchedCharlieRose wrote:It seems like I'm the only one here who didn't come away from ASD sold on Iowa. I left with a more favorable impression of the school overall, but I still wasn't convinced that Iowa is a good fit for me.
To be honest, although I've been touting my assuredness of Iowa + me, I am still really unsure. I liked the campus a lot more than MSU, but not as much as other schools I've visited. I'm mostly unsure about those RA positions - no one ever said definitively I would get one. What if I don't? Then I'm paying out the ass, one reason I'd be choosing Iowa over other options.
If you work your ass off and impress your profs, it sounds like you'll get one. Don't forget the TA jobs.
Aside from that, the campus is pretty visually lacking. There was a lot to do, and that was great, but it's... boring to look at, ugly even. And that work whistle? Ugh...
I liked a lot of the undergrad and med school buildings. Boyd needs to be knocked down and the evil spirits exorcised. The best (only good) parts of Boyd were the clinic and the library but they hyped the library so much that it was pretty unimpressive.
Assuming NYU finally gets off their ass and dings me, Iowa is the best fit for me.