Location
Ames, IA
Undergrads
26,103
Tuition (in-state)
$19,838 ($7,726)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 2435 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Its always a buffet and you can sneak food out of the cafeteria easily

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Facilities: A pricey school comes with all you could ask for including some off the best gyms around

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I absolutely love my apartment and the off campus is way better than the dorms

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tbell is always an option along with bdubs and chipotle

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my program because of the people that I get to work with

College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to get an internship but I do plan on getting one. They are a big help when looking at getting a job

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There arent a whole lot of 10s out there but there are a few real nice ones

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The class sizes are a bit larger than I would like but its manageable

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Within the computer science department, there is a 100 percent job placement

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Intramurals are a lot of fun with a big group of friends

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: They will let you into their parties if you have a good guy to girl ratio

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: If you aren't into partying or walking the line this school is great

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They were very helpful with the financial aid process. The phone support was more than a big help.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: It seams like here people understand that sexual assault is wrong and they do not tolerate it.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Iowa State! They really create a home away from home for everyone to enjoy.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Students want to succeed here. They go far and beyond what someone would think a regular college student does.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: They are strict and know that this is a college campus. They expect out of you the best.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is a variety of people at Iowa State. And what you want to be apart of you can get involved with

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: What I know about the greek life is that It really is good.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I am not 21 yet so I do not know what the party life would be like.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is always something to do at Iowa State. They really do have the best college life for everyone to enjoy.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of different restaurants that people can go eat at anytime that they do not want dining hall food.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are a variety of different houses that you can live in outside of campus. They really do have a college atmosphere when even off campus.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics here are wonderful. There are great facilities that really have quality athletes that come out of there.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I did not apply for financial aid.

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Staci Harper
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English/Rhetorical Studies/Speech minor
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For the most part, students enjoy their Iowa State experience. Iowa State is a large school with a beautiful campus and a reasonably diverse population. The first year can be difficult for many students, especially those who are not from the Midwest and are away from their families. It can be hard adjusting to college life, but once friends are made, the experience improves. Lifelong friendships are formed at Iowa State. Ames is a town that supports the college atmosphere, and students can quickly feel at home here. Iowa can have a few too many seasons for students not used to such dramatic weather, but students who can survive the first year find that the rest of their time at ISU gets easier.

Iowa State is a university of science and technology, so students in other fields may want to thoroughly investigate their fields of study before enrolling at Iowa State over another institution. You get out of college what you put into it. No matter where you are, if you are determined to learn, to make friends, and to succeed, your college experience will be fun. Iowa State has a lot to offer to every student—the question is if it is the right choice for you. Iowa State is large enough to be able to have great athletics and a huge social scene, but small enough that students get individualized attention in their classrooms and are easily able to make solid friendships. Students generally seem very satisfied with Iowa State—and why shouldn't they be?

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