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Founded in 1858, Iowa State University. is a Public college. Located in Iowa, which is a city setting in Iowa, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 30,671 full time undergraduate students, and 5,679 full time graduate students.
The Iowa State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 19:1. There are 1560 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Iowa State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at ISU are considered Less Selective, with ,373% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 33 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
90% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 56% were in the top quarter, and 26% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Iowa State University.
628 Students rated on-campus housing 3.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
456 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
661 Students rated campus food 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
676 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.
675 Students rated class size 3.9 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
674 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.
677 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 47 % gave the school a 5.0.
675 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
193 Students rated Iowa State University
I personally feel that Iowa state university is a great place to explore and experience what it means to be you. I've found that if there's something you're interested there's always a place you can go to try it and generally you will get a good experience out of it. Most classes have very knowledgeable instructors who will give you more resources than necessary to help you to succeed in your classes. Like most things you get out what you put in and Iowa state university is definitely a home for opportunity.
A great university
Been always my dream to study there and have my master degree and PHD there too.
I have had great times and not-so-great times. It really depends on the professor and your friend group. I have had fantastic professors; Starns, Hosteng, and Butler to name a few. These people really cared about their students and how they were doing. They were willing to talk with their students and help them. There are a lot of activities outside of the classroom to do. Your experience will depend on you, though. If you are willing to get out of your comfort zone a little and take the adventure into your own hands you'll have a great time.
I enjoy Iowa State for all it has to offer. There are so many clubs that are beneficial to your academics and mental health. I have met my best friends at Iowa State, and I will stay connected with them for a long time. Iowa State is great for networking and learning about professors and how they want to see you succeed.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Iowa State University is 87%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
I would tell myself to not skip class all the time and to trust that going to Iowa State is the right idea. I would also tell myself that making new friends in college is easy and that living in an all girls, non air conditioned dorm is not that bad and it makes for so many fun memories and stories to tell about really "roughing it" my first few weeks at college. I also would say something about how expensive the bookstore is and to check online for books before spending hundreds more on books than I needed to first semester. I also did not have a major picked coming into college so I would say that it would be important to remember that being undecided the first semester is okay and it saved me from pursuing a major in something I wasn't passionate about.
My classmates are very outgoing, sociable, and easy to get along with.
It just felt right; Iowa State just gives me the feeling that it is home, even though there are over 30,000 students
Iowa State is an acedemically focused college of science with one of the most beautiful campuss in the world.
...i can't think of anything that's 'bad' per say.
A person who is smart, hard working, open minded, and willing to learn and discuss their thoughts and opinions on the material being learned.
How to balance everything out
I think the best thing about Iowa State University is the access to people and acedemic/personal help being avaliable.
Anyone can attend this school. It is geared for the masses and welcomes all.
The most frustrating aspect about Iowa State Univeristy is summer classes. Most of them do not fill up to the desired about they wish, so the University ends up dropping them for the summer. I enjoy taking summer classes to lighten my course load for semester, but when something like this happens in the summer it tends to mess up my schedule for the Fall or Spring.
I usually brag about the opportunities that I have taken advantage of here at Iowa State University. Being paired with a graduate school, this university can offer so many more career-oriented activities than most colleges. I am currently volunteering at the College of Veterinary Medicine here at Iowa State University in preparation for becoming a veterinarian myself, and that is something that my friends cannot do.
Iowa State has a beautiful campus. The layout of it is great because for my major most of my classes are in the same building. It doesn't exclude me from meeting people in other majors though as all of the building are near each other. Iowa State is just the right size for me. As you get older you become really close to those in your major. Iowa State has a lot of unique traditions, the most well known being VEISHEA, and comes with a lot of history behind it's name. I will always remember how well I was treated as a student. I was never treated as a number within this college and that is something that makes learning more enjoyable.
It's best known for their engineering program/career fair and I like to say their marching band.
All of my professors know my name, first and last. My favorite classes are my upper level classes as they are smaller and geared more towards what I am passionate about. Students on campus study all of the time. The library is a popular place to go, but there are always plenty of seats for any type of study environment you'd like. Participation in class in essential. Lots of students participate and those who do are more likely to succeed in the class. In my major we work together on assignments when we are able to and help each other along when one gets stuck. There is in no way any sort of competition involved. I love my elementary education major because there is a lab designed just for us with all sorts of equipment we may need for projects. We also have our own little library and check-out system for technology. I have definitely went to my professors office hours. I went not only to ask about assignments but sometimes just to talk to them. I did have a teacher that made our whole class supper at her house while we were in our practicum experience. I thought this was awesome! I never would have thought that in a school as large as Iowa State that teachers would actually care for you and invite you into their homes just to meet up during a long break from class.
we are a big party school
There isn't a most popular organization or club on campus. So many students are involves in various activities that not any particular one stands out to me. Athletic events are semi-popular along with shows or other events on campus. I met my closest friends in the activities on got involved in. I even keep in contact with some of the people I met in the dorms. On a typical weekend I am usually with my friends taking a break from academics. We do all sorts of things like play games, rent movies, go to movies, make dinner, go shopping, what we can do is endless. Partying is what I'm here for so I personally choose not to do it often. Some people here party every night of the week while others never drink, ever. Fraternities and sororities are not important. They are a good way to meet people and find different networks but I wouldn't call that important. They do great things however. By this I mean philanthropies. Greeks raise so much money to donate to charities which is a powerful thing that many non-greeks cannot do simply becasue they dont have a lot of people.
Many people believe that Iowa State has a lot of farmers or hicks. Although there are quite a few, I wouldn't say it is an overwhelming feature. There are about 30,000 people on campus so anybody can find the right place for them.
I lived in Larch my freshman year and some of my best college memories came from there. I met one of my best friends on my floor and everyone was very laid back. The doors were always open and the co-ed floors made it really easy to get to know everyone. I still talk to a lot of the girls from my floor. Larch was a lot different from maple because in maple the doors were always closed. Larch was definitely a good place to live for the social life.
Varsity sports are a big deal at ISU, especially football and basketball, and in recent years many of the teams have been improving. If you want to play sports but can't or don't want to devote your time to a varsity sport, intramural and club sports are also big. Tons of sports are offered and there are several skill levels so anyone can participate at the level they want.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
88% of students
attending Iowa State University receive some sort of financial aid.
20% were awarded federal grants.
While 48% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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