We are looking to visit the University of Iowa this summer from our home state of Connecticut. My daughter has falling in love with Iowa based on it's reputation for school spirit, friendly kids and it's academic programs, particularly in writing and dance. She does not want to major in dance but is interested in a Minor or just taking classes.
Can anyone share their opinion on how welcome an out of region student may feel at Iowa? Is it a cliquey school, like many state universities or is it generally welcoming regardless of residence?
Also, it is difficult to get to Iowa City so can anyone suggest the best airport to fly in to? I have heard Quad City but Cedar Rapids looks much closer. Any other feedback or advice that could assist us would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.