Ames, IA
Iowa State University


575 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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Emma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State in an incredible university that provides endless opportunities for its students. There is so much tradition on ca...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State in an incredible university that provides endless opportunities for its students. There is so much tradition on campus. Everyone feels a huge amount of pride in being a cyclone. There's never a dull moment on campus and I love it. Not only are there tons of opportunities but the classes are great and the professors are top notch. The campus is also beautiful and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.

Morgan
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It is a good school academically and there are plenty of clubs and other things to get involved in. I like all the professors...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good school academically and there are plenty of clubs and other things to get involved in. I like all the professors I have so far. There is not much to do during weekends, unless there is an event for your club, other wise there are parties. If you don't like to party then there isn't much to do.

Halie
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Honestly, I am not a huge fan of Iowa State but it will be my home for the next 5 years. The campus is beautiful and open but...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Honestly, I am not a huge fan of Iowa State but it will be my home for the next 5 years. The campus is beautiful and open but the way it is set up, some people, myself included, have to walk 25 minutes across campus to get to our classes. There are many professors who do not care if the students pass the class or not and there are times they put in no effort to help students. There are few things about this college that I enjoy. The majority of the people I have met have been amazing and friendly which helps when'd days get stressful. The bond we share here during football games and other sports games is fascinating. Students could be standing next to strangers in the stands during the football games but when something amazing happens they cheer together and high-five each other as if they have known each other for years. Iowa State may have its problems, like any school, but it is beginning to grow on me.

Deshonna
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I think this is going to be on of the best decisions of my life and I am so happy to go here. I feel that ISU is a great scho...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think this is going to be on of the best decisions of my life and I am so happy to go here. I feel that ISU is a great school and all I hear are good things about it and nothing bad. The class sizes are great and the teachers are amazing.

Alexis
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The school itself is very aesthetically pleasing and the job opportunities on campus are great. Although I have never had a T...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The school itself is very aesthetically pleasing and the job opportunities on campus are great. Although I have never had a TA teach a class before and I feel as though they do not teach the class as well as they should. I don’t learn the things I need to in order to be successful at this college.

Rick
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Iowa State is a good school, especially for the price. It's pretty normal for a school of this size but there are good opport...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Iowa State is a good school, especially for the price. It's pretty normal for a school of this size but there are good opportunities for research and you can find pretty much whatever you need. There is a lack of diversity, and the town around the college isn't really that big, but the campus itself is very nice.

Sydney
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I have lived in Ames my entire life, but I never thought I would really attend the school here. However, I couldn't find any ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have lived in Ames my entire life, but I never thought I would really attend the school here. However, I couldn't find any place that felt more like home. The campus is beautiful in a community that is welcoming and safe. Iowa State University fans deal with a lot sport wise, but the fans are always present and supportive. The school is large, but it feels like a community most of the time. The dorms are a bit old and not all have air conditioning, and the food is repetitive, but it is all honestly good.

Jade
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Don't get me wrong but Iowa state university is great especially if you are paying in state tuition if not than go somewhere ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Don't get me wrong but Iowa state university is great especially if you are paying in state tuition if not than go somewhere else that has better academicians than here and better weather. Iowa is so bipolar that you don't want to be here at all. Trust me but I love it here because I've been in Iowa all my life so if you don't care about weather and how cold it gets than come join the fun in Iowa because we have tons of fun down here.

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.

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

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