Which school is better, University of Missouri (Mizzou) or University of Iowa?

Which school is better, University of Missouri (Mizzou) or University of Iowa? Topic: university coursework help
July 20, 2019 / By Amice
Question: I'm a senior right now and i have visited both schools, i'm currently living in Illinois so it's about a 6 hour drive to Mizzou and a 3 hour drive to Iowa. I'm studying pre-physical therapy. I will take everything into consideration, food, dorms, lifestyle, greek life, education etc. Anybody who can help, i would appreciate it!
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Warwick Warwick | 7 days ago
Hi Tori You can do your prerequisite coursework at several of the excellent Illinois public universities and save a bunch of money. There is zero academic or financial advantage to going out of state. Both UIC and NIU offer excellent programs.
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Warwick Originally Answered: Which school is better to go to become a civil lawyer? Florida States University or University of Central Flor?
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Warwick Originally Answered: Which school is better to go to become a civil lawyer? Florida States University or University of Central Flor?
While it's okay to gain an outsider's perspective, the best thing that you can do is to go visit the schools yourself! Take the official campus tour. See what the college has to say. Then, talk to actual students, walk around and just get a feel for the college -- see if you like the general vibe. Don't forget to try the cafeteria food!!! After you apply to both colleges (and get accepted), compare the financial aid packages. Who will let you in for less? How much out of pocket will you have to pay? If you still aren't sure, go back, and ask all the questions about your major that you forgot to ask the first time. You can see career paths based on your major choice as well as the classes involved. Try to ignore ranking. The highest ranked school in all the land won't do you any good if you hate everything about it! Go with what college feels right to you!

Rylan Rylan
Mizzou. Has a beautiful campus. It has awesome activities, rec center, library, etc. Really it just depends on where you would feel at home.
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Murdie Murdie
What pursuits you more? English or journalism? Which is extra prone to lead to a job afterwards? Plenty of persons do measure's for the sake of it, make sure you realize that it will clearly lead to a job and no longer just debt.
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