Iowa State University Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about Iowa State University? Why?


The cost


My dorm room doesn't have air conditioning


There are a lot of PhD students at the school and may of them have to be research professors. This means that there are a lot of foreign professors who don't always know English very well.


It gets really cold in the winter and you have to walk around outside.


The worst thing about Iowa State is that there are so many guys that attend ISU. Because ISU is such a strong engineering school (top 15 in the nation, I believe) the gender ratio is almost 60{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} men versus 40{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} women (from what I remember).


The city of Ames is not big enough for the University. Iowa State is a great sized university, Ames is just not big enough.


The worst thing about my school is that some of the intro classes are in huge halls with 200 kids per class.


Though our school is full of many good things, one of the worst things about ISU is the large lecture classes that we have. Many of the classes that I've taken have had around +300 students in them. With so many students, it's hard to get help from the professor and have a one-on-one with him/her. Thankfully, we have teaching assistants that help us if the professor is unavailable.


Located in the middle of Iowa. I am a fan of diverse landscapes and the middle of Iowa is flat farmland.


The worst part about Iowa State is that people do not just reach out and say hello to you for no reason. People are very curteous, but students are often too bus on their phones to look up and enjoy the campus! It is really a bit sad that most students are not talking to each other when walking to class.