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 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.
Grace from Vermont
Iowa State has a beautiful campus during all seasons. The professors are all super helpful and encouraging. There is always something to do on campus.