Founded in 1847, The University of Iowa is a public research university located in Iowa City, smack dab in the heartland of America. Home to the Hawkeyes and over 31,000 students, Iowa has pioneered many firsts within universities. Iowa seems to be very progressive in that they were the first public university in the United States that admitted men and women on an equal basis. In 1970 they were also the first state university to recognize the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Allied Union. Additionally, Iowa is also the first university to accept creative work in theater, writing, music, and art on an equal basis with academic research. The first law school west of the Mississippi River was also established at the University of Iowa in 1932 where many years prior they awarded the first law degree to a women as well as the first African American. The lists of firsts involving gender and racial equality goes on and on!
If you are a social butterfly then Iowa is the place for you! They are known for their party and social scene often centering around tailgating during football Saturdays. Playboy Magazine ranked Iowa as the 10th best party school in 2010 and 2011 and the Princeton Review gave them a #4 rank. Iowa is famous for its legendary wrestling program. They have an unprecedented 23 team National Championships, second all-time to only Oklahoma State who has 34. More impressively they have the longest winning streak of 9 consecutive championships from 1978-1986. Sports Illustrated has even named the Iowa wrestling program as one of the top sports dynasties of the 20th century.
Iowa City is known as a college town and consequently the University employs close to 40% of the population. ACT college testing services has its headquarters in Iowa City which is fitting since the University of Iowa helped pioneer the arena of standardized testing. Housing is very inexpensive which helps make Iowa City a very desirable place to live. Kiplinder ranked it as the 10th best city for singles in 2012. A 2-bedroom apartment can be rented for $600-$700/month.
If you are looking to rent a storage unit near Iowa there are many choices to pick from. If you need to store items such as furniture or other temperature sensitive items you may want to make sure the storage facility has climate controlled units if you need storage during the coldest months of January and February. Outside of these two months the average temperature is warm enough that you are probably OK without this amenity. Prices are consistent with apartment rental costs and a large 10’x10′ unit can be rented for as cheap as $30/month. We hope to have additional storage unit facility options in 52246 available soon!
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