Iowa State University

Ames, IA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
58%
42%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
54%
Out-Of-State Students
37%
US States Represented
52
Countries Represented
123
Ethnicity
African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
3%
Hispanic
5%
White
74%
Multiracial
2%
Unknown
5%
Percent of First Generation Students
20%
Student Organizations
898
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
35%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
95%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Cy
School Colors
Red/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Big Twelve Conference
Total Male Athletes
249
Total Female Athletes
194
Intramural Sports
23
Sports Club
90
Sports Team (Men)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track and Field
  • Wrestling
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
The food is delicious! The dining centers spend a lot of time working on different foods and the variety is great! If the dining center is closed then the C-Store will be open and have smoothies, made to order sandwiches, frozen food, and lots of other wonderful random food/refreshments! The Union Drive dorms also have access to Clyde's dining, which is more grill and pizza! It's delicious! So in other words you will never go starving.
Grace from Vermont
Windows has really good food, but Seasons is a classic in my book. Wish there were more little cafes around campus
Monica from Naperville, IL
Food is great. Lots of options. :) Close to dorms
Student from Saint Louis,MO
The foods pretty good in the dining centers and are always fresh.
Itzel from Fresno, CA
Like most dining center foods, there is about a three week rotation, meaning that every third Tuesday is ravioli night, etc. But overall, the food quality is good. Everything is made fresh and comes from a lot of the local farms and areas in Iowa.
Emily from Maplewood, MN