Ames, IA
Iowa State University


567 Ratings

Iowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries come to Ames, Iowa, to choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations.

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William
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I love this school. There is so much to do related to your major or just to get involved. The staff is very friendly and he...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this school. There is so much to do related to your major or just to get involved. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The school spirit is wonderful. I feel safe when on campus. If help is needed for understanding the class work all you have to do is ask.

Sarah
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Iowa state was my second choice, it was the only time in my life I feel that my first instinct was wrong. I am in love with e...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa state was my second choice, it was the only time in my life I feel that my first instinct was wrong. I am in love with everything about this school. My dorm is a mile off of campus, but it is a community like no other. Our floor has plans for a group tattoo and spent the last hour looking at houses for next year. The academics are what you make of them, I will put my all into all of my classes and my piece of paper at the end will be so much more than a degree. I hope to proudly wear ISU around for a long time; it means friendship, support, challenge, encouragement, and home. Not all colleges mean all of that, but with the professors here that care more about the students than the pay grade, the staff that over hires students just so we can make more money, and a community of people that having only known you for a month will go get a tattoo together, there is no home I know that could be more exciting than that. Thank god for my home away from home and Iowa state students that will walk away a family of cardinal and gold.

Clara
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I remember being really nervous about going off to college. Iowa State smashed those fears into the ground. The moment I move...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I remember being really nervous about going off to college. Iowa State smashed those fears into the ground. The moment I moved in, I was greeted by kind people, and I've always felt like I was important. It might be a big school, but it honestly feels small. My classes are usually around 50 people, which, for a freshman, is a pretty decent class size. The professors are great as well; if you have a problem, all you have to do is tell them and they will try to work with you. The food is decent, some nights are better than others. But, most of all, I have made some great friends here, and it was way easier than I thought it would be. People here are generally very nice, and all you have to do is approach them to start a conversation. I couldn't be happier with my choice to go to Iowa State!

Nicholas
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Iowa State University is a beautiful University known for its scenic campus and welcoming nature. With great on campus facil...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State University is a beautiful University known for its scenic campus and welcoming nature. With great on campus facilities, students can utilize the most out of a college experience. Lastly, Iowa States academic's offer hands on help from the professors and its learning facilities.

Cayley
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I love it! There are so many people who are here and really make it feel like you are at home! This will be my first year her...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! There are so many people who are here and really make it feel like you are at home! This will be my first year here and I am so excited to start and meet new people. There are so many things for people to participate in and I really feel like the university itself tries to make sure that everyone is involved and is having a fun time!

Shelby
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It is a large school but it is fairly easy to navigate. I love the Cyride, which is an on and off campus bus system, that is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a large school but it is fairly easy to navigate. I love the Cyride, which is an on and off campus bus system, that is included because it makes getting across campus ten times easier. Iowa State has such a welcoming atmosphere and is kept very clean. With all of the clubs and associations on campus, it is nearly impossible to not get involved. The advisors are also very easy to approach and are always eager to help with anything from homework help, to personal problems, to class planning. Iowa state has plenty of ways to make life easier at college.

Olivia
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Iowa State University is a great school with a fun atmosphere. It is easy to get lost in the Big 12, but as long as you find ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State University is a great school with a fun atmosphere. It is easy to get lost in the Big 12, but as long as you find a niche with a good group of friends that share your interests, it will start to feel like home. I could not imagine going to any other school.

Cierra
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Iowa State University is a great school that offers and abundance of opportunities for students to feel like they have a plac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State University is a great school that offers and abundance of opportunities for students to feel like they have a place. The campus itself is very beautiful and students are able to connect with others and get involved. Not only that but for the most part the campus is very safe as there are many ways to get in contact with officials if help is needed.

Erin
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Iowa State University is a beautiful college that offers many academic and extracurricular opportunities. Overall even though...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State University is a beautiful college that offers many academic and extracurricular opportunities. Overall even though there are some issues such as large class sizes and a lack of student housing, I have loved my time there. Every professor I have had has made sure to engage me intellectually and has answered every question I have asked. Also there are plenty of resources on campus for any situation you may face, no matter how big or small.

Tyus
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My opinion is as follows. It's a good school. A lot of people who attend Iowa State enjoy it and feel they are successful fro...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My opinion is as follows. It's a good school. A lot of people who attend Iowa State enjoy it and feel they are successful from the education given here. It is very farm/agriculturally sound. The education received I feel is mediocre, but is one of the best in the state.

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  • Enrollment
  • 27,659
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,219
  • Acceptance rate
  • 86%

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