Ames, IA
Iowa State University


555 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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Savannah
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Even though I am biased, I truly do believe it is the best public university that Iowa has to offer. The campus is beautiful ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Even though I am biased, I truly do believe it is the best public university that Iowa has to offer. The campus is beautiful and there is plenty of stuff going on that one could join in. There is something for everyone here. The amenities are fantastic (gym, buildings, library), and the professors are always there to help. It might be a big school but it doesn't feel it.

Arthi
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I grew to love Iowa State University. The faculty is diverse and experienced, the campus is beautiful, and the people are alw...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I grew to love Iowa State University. The faculty is diverse and experienced, the campus is beautiful, and the people are always friendly. The campus is right next to town so there's plenty of nightlife and exciting activities to do in your free time.

Tiara
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Iowa State University is the best university to be at. The school cares more about their student and staff than most. This sc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State University is the best university to be at. The school cares more about their student and staff than most. This school offers me the best opportunities to learn and better my future. This school makes moving away from home not so bad. Everybody here is great, respectful, and intelligent. Yes it may be expensive but its the best place to get my education!

Timothy
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I believe that Iowa State provides a phenomenal learning and living environment. There is a place for all kinds of people wit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I believe that Iowa State provides a phenomenal learning and living environment. There is a place for all kinds of people with the diverse demographic of students and with time you will find friends that will stick for life. Iowa state provides each student with the tools they need to succeed and does a good job of allowing students to find their way on their own. Overall if you put in the effort and follow the advice of your advisors and counsellors you will lead a successful collegiate and professional lifestyle.

Sofia Camille
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I think that Iowa State University is wildly underrated. Before searching for colleges, I had never even hear of Iowa State U...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think that Iowa State University is wildly underrated. Before searching for colleges, I had never even hear of Iowa State University, and stumbled upon it purely based on geographical location. I wanted to leave my home state of Kansas, and found that Iowa State University, being about four hours away, was the perfect distance. I had originally planned on staying in Kansas, and attending University of Kansas or Kansas State University, but did not love either of the schools. When I received a letter in the mail stating I had earned a scholarship to go to ISU, my mom had our family go on a road trip to check out the campus. When I was there, I fell in love. The home-y atmosphere of the brick buildings and carefully laid out landscapes, with beautiful trees dotting the entire campus and town, how could I not fall in love? I went during spring break, so there were very few students on campus, but I liked how the students that had stayed there seemed to always be on a mission, and I wanted to be a part of that. During my freshman orientation, one of the advisors gave some fantastic advice. He said to imagine yourself having your worst possible day, and from there decide which college you would want to spend that horrible day at. Now that I go to Iowa State, I remember that, and when I am having a rough time, I'll take a look at my surroundings, the beautiful fall trees, or the little stretch of sidewalk on Welch that had become one of my favorite spots since the moment I saw it, and I remember that even though I am having a bad day, at least I am spending my time at a university that I have grown to love. Along with loving the atmosphere of the campus, I have come to love the people there as well. I live in the Wallace-Wilson towers, which, understandably get a very bad reputation. They are very far from the other dorms, and are very old. However, the community within the Towers are so wonderful. I have found some of my very best friends at these dorms, and am so thankful for the opportunity to be able to live with them. Outside of school, I am also really involved at my church, St. Thomas Aquinas. The community there is just as wonderful, if not more so than the community at my dorm. In the student lounge, there are always friends hanging out and talking or doing homework, and I have been able to meet some very interesting humans and hold great conversations there ranging from our faith to our own wild experiences. People at Iowa State University are so kind and great friend material, usually being charismatic and fun, while also being trustworthy and determined. Choosing to go to Iowa State University has hands down been one of my best decisions yet, and I can't wait to see what else it has in store for me throughout the rest of my college experience.

Emily
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The campus is absolutely beautiful. That is the best part of this school is how pretty it looks in very season. The greek com...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The campus is absolutely beautiful. That is the best part of this school is how pretty it looks in very season. The greek community is also really big and tight. Most people are from Minnesota or Iowa so if you're not from there you can be kind of isolated.

Briana
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I love it here. The campus is beautiful, the teachers are phenomenal, and the students are lively. I personally do not enjoy ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here. The campus is beautiful, the teachers are phenomenal, and the students are lively. I personally do not enjoy partying and greek life and unfortunately for me, there is quite a bit of that at Iowa State but no more than any other college, and I am certainly not forced to participate in such culture. I can be who I am truly meant to be through the numerous clubs and meet people from all over the world with similar interests to mine. I love this school and am glad I chose to complete my education here.

Samantha
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Iowa State University has a beautiful campus and friendly staff and students who help those new to the area without a moment'...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State University has a beautiful campus and friendly staff and students who help those new to the area without a moment's thought. When lost on campus, you can always ask someone to help, and there will be an answer waiting. There's not a lot of fear for your safety, especially if you think about behaving responsibly. There's occasional thefts, but the campus police are there to help you in any emergency. Overall, Iowa State is a great place to be.

Maria Raquel
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I love my school. That's the honest truth. Iowa State University has achieved a perfect combination of great education, beaut...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my school. That's the honest truth. Iowa State University has achieved a perfect combination of great education, beautiful campus, and amazing people as faculty and staff. It is a campus where I feel safe, where I feel like I belong, and that makes me happy every day to have choose it as my school.

Ian
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Iowa State University retains its old school collegiate feel while engaging in emerging technologies and practices in almost ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State University retains its old school collegiate feel while engaging in emerging technologies and practices in almost every imaginable field. This combination creates an atmosphere ripe with potential, both academically and socially. The local community, Ames, is fully invested in the college and it's students success, furthering the collegiate atmosphere that surrounds the University.

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

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