|Setting:||Large Town Setting|
|Size:||Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
In addition to attracting students from across the state, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, brings in undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and even from other countries.
Academics and campus activities are abundant, research and researchers are cutting-edge and award winning. In combination with that, Iowa State’s individual departments and small-town environment offer a pleasant and personal experience.
Academic departments at Iowa State award undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 100 diverse disciplines, including:
*Agriculture and Life Sciences
*World Languages and Cultures
Iowa State’s research activities also draw top-notch scholars and have included some of the world’s most important discoveries. Iowa State was, for example, the creator of the first computer. Additional discoveries and innovations have led to Iowa State’s research teams winning more than 130 research awards.
Iowa State also has more than 800 student organizations and clubs, making for an equally vibrant student life experience.
However, Iowa State professors and staff are still accessible and the local town, with its quaint shops, restaurants and cultural activities, offers a stimulating but personal atmosphere.
First-time freshmen applicants are expected to have a grade point average of at least 2.0. A college-prep curriculum and submission of SAT or ACT scores are also required. Out-of-state residents may be held to higher standards.
When applying for admission, students are automatically considered for numerous academic scholarships. Students who wish to be considered for other types of aid will need to fill out a FAFSA, at which time their financial need and other factors will determine if they’re eligible for loans, grants and/or work-study.
62% of students gave Iowa State University 5 stars overall.
Overall, I love ISU. The campus is beautiful, Ames is a very nice town, the area is very safe, the professors and advisers truly want to help you, and many of the students are nice. I knew when I first visited the campus in December of my senior year in high school that I wanted to attend this university and after seeing all that the school had to offer and speaking with my future advisor, my parents were also certain that this was the university I should attend. My first week here I attended Destination Iowa State; a program to help incoming students learn the campus, meet other new students, and learn to love the university. During those three days I became good friends with the people on my floor, I learned various school chants and cheers, where all my classes are, and how to behave as an Iowa State student. Those first few days of my year here at ISU were by far the best I have had.
Everyone that I've met working for the school is incredibly friendly and helpful. When I ask for assistance, they are there with a smile. The campus is big but easy to navigate. There are so many activities and clubs to participate in, it's hard to be bored.
Iowa State University
3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011
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Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||26,523|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||32,981|
- Latino: 4%
- African American: 3%
- Caucasian: 85%
- Asian: 3%
- Unknown and Other: 5%
|Unknown and Other||5%|
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