College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - University of Iowa
- University of Iowa
- Graduate School
- Iowa City, IA
- Rating 4 out of 5 2 reviews
Alum: The University of Iowa typically treats their grad students quite well. The faculty are dedicated to student success and go out of their way to ensure you learn what you need to, cater to your interests and skills, and have the financial security to continue your studies. Iowa pays humanities grad students well and the health insurance is both stellar and cheap. The environment is friendly and supportive rather than competitive, which was hugely important for me.
I wish things could have been more interdisciplinary. The other issue and of a growing concern is that the University board and new president were heading in a direction that wasn't student friendly or focused (or faculty/staff for that matter). As I graduated (2018), there were increasing discussions of cutting benefits, assistantships, tenure packages.
St. Ambrose University
- Graduate School
- Davenport, IA
- Rating 4.7 out of 5 23 reviews
Graduate Student: I graduated from St. Ambrose University with my doctorate in physical therapy. Our main building was off campus so I do not feel I can really speak to their athletics or party scene. My class was not very diverse but that did not upset me or made me feel any different. I always felt safe at our building and with the surrounding area. DPT degree is costly but I do not regret my choice to go into PT or the school I went to. I felt my education and the professors there really prepared me for the licensure exam and for the clinical world. The class size is smaller but I chose that because it made me feel more focused.
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