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View Poll Results: Iowa Universities
University of Iowa 0 0%
Iowa State 5 100.00%
Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-22-2016, 11:50 AM
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For a degree in computer science, posters said that Northern Iowa was not good for computer science. I created a new thread to now think about the two main public universities in Iowa: The University of Iowa and Iowa State. I have an 1840 SAT Score, 27 ACT Score, and a GPA of 3.8. I have until April 1st to apply to the University of Iowa, and until May 1st to Apply to Iowa State. I was already accepted to Syracuse and Virginia Tech. The other schools I applied (UCONN, Binghamton, and Buffalo) to I have ruled out of my list. These two schools interest me though so maybe I will apply to two more schools.

1. Which school has a better computer science program?

2. Which school has a better cross country and track and field program? My fastest 5K time is 16:09.

3. How are the computer science opportunities in De Moines?
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:05 PM
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I didn't vote since I'm going by hearsay.

1. I do know that ISU has an excellent engineering program overall. However according to my daughter's friend, the University of Iowa's computer science program is very good although it is much newer than ISU's. He did get 4 offers for employment before graduating, two in Iowa (central Iowa ... rural area, and Coraville), and two in Chicago.

2. Just a wild guess ... UI based on size and many other athletic programs.

3. Unknown.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:16 PM
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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I didn't vote either but will provide my limited opinions.

1) the world's first electronic digital computer was created at Iowa State, so take that for what its worth.

2) ISU has a very good cross country team and the Athletic Director's son is a big runner ( I believe is headed to ISU when he graduates from high school) , so the program should receive ample attention from the guy that leads the athletic department.

3) A lot of financial services companies are headquartered or have a presence in DM so a lot of opportunities there. Wells Fargo, Nationwide, Principal, etc.
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:34 PM
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Here is a link that pretty much reinforces what's previously been discussed. Looks like the two schools are tied with Iowa State having much more options and history.

Computer Science Colleges in Iowa

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