Iowa State University is a public, land-grant university located in Ames, IA. The 1,813-acre campus features 6 undergraduate colleges offering 100+ majors, as well as residence hall, apartment-style, and Greek-life housing options for more than 35,000 students. As a Tier 1 research university, ISU offers undergraduate research opportunities and is home to a handful of collaborative research centers, which include The Ames Laboratory and the NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals. On top of the 900+ student organizations, Iowa State boasts 16 Division 1 athletic teams that compete in the Big 12 Conference and encourage a loyal Cyclone fan base.
Iowa State University is one of the best colleges you can go to for a quality education. The campus is absolutely beautiful, and everyone is so friendly. There are always so many opportunities and activities to do around Ames which is why it was named one of the best college towns!
Clarice from Ames, IA
Iowa State is a large university with the small college feel. It has many students but everywhere I go, I see people I know, and that are in my classes. Everyone is very nice and the professors know what they are teaching.