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    UNI Academics

    I am a student who may attend UNI next year. How respected is the UNI degree? Anything I should know in considering the university? Feel of the campus? Social life?

    Thanks in advance. Good luck to your Cyclones the rest of the year.



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    Re: UNI Academics

    What major ?



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    A degree is a degree, unless you are getting into the medical field.



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    Re: UNI Academics

    I went to UNI for a year, it is nothing like iowa state, not even on the same level. I never want to leave isu.



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    I went to UNI for a year, it is nothing like iowa state, not even on the same level. I never want to leave isu.



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    Re: UNI Academics

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5 View Post
    I went to UNI for a year, it is nothing like iowa state, not even on the same level. I never want to leave isu.
    Political Science or Philosophy.

    I would consider Iowa State, but I've heard that the social life there is limiting. I'll be an out of state student so social life is fairly important for me. Would that description be accurate?



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    What do you want to do with a Poli Sci or Philosophy major? I wasted a lot of time getting my Poli Sci major. At least double major in something that you can do for a living.



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    Re: UNI Academics

    Quote Originally Posted by MaybePanther View Post
    Political Science or Philosophy.

    I would consider Iowa State, but I've heard that the social life there is limiting. I'll be an out of state student so social life is fairly important for me. Would that description be accurate?
    Wait a second. Let me get this right. You are considering UNI, the campus where everyone goes out of town every weekend for its social life? Someone has been feeding you a line of bull.


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    And the social life at ISU is going to be 100x better than UNI.



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    Re: UNI Academics

    Quote Originally Posted by MaybePanther View Post
    Political Science or Philosophy.

    I would consider Iowa State, but I've heard that the social life there is limiting. I'll be an out of state student so social life is fairly important for me. Would that description be accurate?
    If the social life at ISU is limiting, the social life at UNI would be suffocating.
    The majority of UNI students go to Iowa City or Ames on the weekends.


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    Re: UNI Academics

    Quote Originally Posted by MaybePanther View Post
    Political Science or Philosophy.

    I would consider Iowa State, but I've heard that the social life there is limiting. I'll be an out of state student so social life is fairly important for me. Would that description be accurate?
    What you heard is completely false. Iowa State has a great campus life and there is a TON more stuff to do than UNI. UNI's only advantage is having a higher percentage of girls than ISU, and since you are majoring in political science or philosphy and not science or engineering you will see plenty of women.

    UNI is just smaller school and doesn't have near the opportunities ISU does when it comes to clubs, extracirriculars, intramural sports, student organizations, ect.



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    Re: UNI Academics

    Quote Originally Posted by MaybePanther View Post
    Political Science or Philosophy.

    I would consider Iowa State, but I've heard that the social life there is limiting. I'll be an out of state student so social life is fairly important for me. Would that description be accurate?
    If you live in the dorms your first year it is very easy to meet new people and create new friendships. I definitely haven't met as many people since that year though..



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    Re: UNI Academics

    Quote Originally Posted by MaybePanther View Post
    Political Science or Philosophy.

    I would consider Iowa State, but I've heard that the social life there is limiting. I'll be an out of state student so social life is fairly important for me. Would that description be accurate?
    If you heard the social life is limited at ISU then you should cross UNI off your list right now. I went to UNI for a year and it is the definition of suit-case campus - everyone goes home on the weekends. I suppose you could join the one fraternity they offer on campus...

    I don't want to sound like I'm bashing UNI, in fact I think the quality of education I received was better there than at ISU. UNI has smaller class sizes and the professors actually went out of their way to target the students as individuals instead of teaching at the collective audience (at least in my experience). Also, the female-to-male student ratio is somewhere around 2:1 and the views were spectacular (at least for those 2 weeks in fall, and 2 weeks in spring...)



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    Re: UNI Academics

    Quote Originally Posted by MaybePanther View Post
    Political Science or Philosophy.

    I would consider Iowa State, but I've heard that the social life there is limiting. I'll be an out of state student so social life is fairly important for me. Would that description be accurate?
    A social life is what you make of it. Usually it seems to me that the people who complain about the "lack of a social life" in any town are simply too lazy to figure it out for themselves and want other people and/or businesses (e.g., bars and restaurants) to provide them with easy options.


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    Re: UNI Academics

    Have you ever been to Ames ? If not I suggest you spend some time in Ames and feel it yourself and compare it to Cedar Falls.



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