The quality of faculty and intensiveness of the curriculum met and surpassed my expectations. My particupation in the Henry Fund, a student-managed equity portfolio that received 5 national RISE awards has been one of my top experiences. I was able to participate in a wide range of case competitions, in fact, I made that one of my goals. ACG (Association for Corporate Growth - Private Equity case studies) and Big 10 Case competition stood out. The student body is highly competitive, there are plenty group projects, online business simulations and opportunities to study abroad (Netherlands, Hong-Kong, India, and Chile).
Quality of Life
Cost of living in Iowa City is very affordable. The business school is a few blocks from a wide range of restaurants, clubs and shopping. There is Bloomberg access in the librray and a very wide range of prestigious online databases access via the library (investments, international finance, etc.). Iowa City is a small town but there are plenty things to do, and the community is very cohesive.