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Location
Ames, IA
Undergrads
26,103
Tuition (in-state)
$19,838 ($7,726)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Overall Experience View full list of Overall Experience rankings »
Most Freshmen 19of 1,682
Most Transfer Students 22of 425
Most Full-Time Students 26of 2,191
If I Could Do It All Over Again 27of 1,420
Best Overall Student Experience 42of 1,380
Best Social Scene 61of 1,378
Most Applicants Per Year 118of 1,681
Oldest Colleges 168of 547
Most Content Freshmen 180of 272
Highest-Ranked High School Students 279of 446
Most Part-Time Students 364of 2,156
Highest Tuition 992of 1,856
Most Expensive On-Campus Living 1033of 1,710
Hardest to Get In 1420of 1,669
Academics View full list of Academics rankings »B+Explain this grade
Best Use of Teaching Assistants 54of 1,381
Best Online Course Options 127of 1,385
Best Course Variety 155of 1,394
Best Technology in the Classroom 164of 1,390
Best Student-Faculty Ratio 292of 450
Best Registration Process 311of 1,394
Most Flexible Curriculums 314of 1,394
Best Academic Advisers 794of 1,391
Smartest Professors 891of 1,392
Professors Most Interested in Classes 982of 1,391
Most Available Classes 1035of 1,395
Most Manageable Workloads 1175of 1,394
Most Caring Professors 1268of 1,390
Athletics View full list of Athletics rankings »AExplain this grade
Best Intramural Sports 24of 1,367
Most Active Varsity Sports 85of 1,368
Campus Dining View full list of Campus Dining rankings »AExplain this grade
Best Cafeteria Variety 45of 1,390
Best Quality Food 63of 1,392
Best Late-Night Dining Options 115of 1,389
Healthiest Dining Options 136of 1,391
Best Ethnic/Kosher Options 166of 1,392
Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options 213of 1,388
Campus Housing View full list of Campus Housing rankings »B+Explain this grade
Best Dorm Atmosphere 86of 1,380
Cleanest Dorms 236of 1,382
Most Spacious Dorms 273of 1,378
Shortest Walk to Class 725of 1,380
Campus Strictness View full list of Campus Strictness rankings »BExplain this grade
Best Campus Police 1095of 1,406
Strictest Honor Code 1103of 1,380
Most Lenient Parking 1365of 1,380
Computers View full list of Computers rankings »B+Explain this grade
Best Wireless Availability 67of 1,414
Best Computer Availability 207of 1,416
Best Network Reliability 300of 1,415
Fastest Internet 346of 1,414
Diversity View full list of Diversity rankings »BExplain this grade
Most Liberal Schools 561of 1,394
Most Open-Minded Schools 701of 1,401
Most Conservative Schools 842of 1,394
Drug Safety View full list of Drug Safety rankings »B-Explain this grade
Most Social Drinkers 100of 1,333
Most Drug-Free Campuses 835of 1,338
Least Peer-Pressured Students 1002of 1,307
Least Underage Drinkers 1202of 1,339
Best Schools for Non-Drinkers 1234of 1,333
Facilities View full list of Facilities rankings »A-Explain this grade
Greenest Campuses 46of 1,366
Best Athletic Facilities 50of 1,376
Best Library 118of 1,380
Best Student Centers 200of 1,380
Best Performance Venues 344of 1,368
Girls View full list of Girls rankings »BExplain this grade
Most Athletic Girls 279of 1,346
Hottest Girls 489of 1,345
Most Creative/Artsy Girls 575of 1,345
Party Girls 608of 1,342
Most Religious Girls 743of 1,344
Friendliest Girls 1050of 1,350
Smartest Girls 1161of 1,344
Greek Life View full list of Greek Life rankings »A-Explain this grade
Where Greek Life Rules 85of 1,254
Best Greek/Non-Greek Relations 935of 1,172
Most Selective Greek Organizations 1074of 1,181
Best Greek Housing 1219of 1,253
Guys View full list of Guys rankings »B+Explain this grade
Friendliest Guys 138of 1,334
Hottest Guys 156of 1,332
Smartest Guys 321of 1,331
Most Athletic Guys 329of 1,334
Most Creative/Artsy Guys 401of 1,328
Most Religious Guys 466of 1,329
Party Guys 472of 1,332
Health & Safety View full list of Health & Safety rankings »B+Explain this grade
Best Student Health Center 254of 1,368
Safest Campuses 375of 1,385
Most Visible Campus Police 659of 1,400
Local Atmosphere View full list of Local Atmosphere rankings »BExplain this grade
Friendliest Townies/Locals 20of 1,419
Safest Surroundings 20of 1,421
Best School Dining 133of 1,417
Most Scenic Campuses 135of 1,418
Most Affordable Campus Towns 147of 1,417
Most Exciting Nightlife 176of 1,414
Best Schools for City Living 345of 1,417
Best Pro Sports Teams 749of 1,415
Best Areas to Live In After Graduation 956of 1,420
Best Proximity to Other Schools 1042of 1,407
Most Museums/Cultural Attractions 1081of 1,419
Best Shopping Centers 1181of 1,419
Nightlife View full list of Nightlife rankings »A-Explain this grade
Best Drink Prices 48of 1,323
Biggest Party Schools 90of 1,372
Tamest Party Scenes 1283of 1,372
Off-Campus Dining View full list of Off-Campus Dining rankings »BExplain this grade
Best Off-Campus Dining Cost 40of 1,393
Best Off-Campus Dining Variety 341of 1,433
Off-Campus Housing View full list of Off-Campus Housing rankings »B+Explain this grade
Best Off-Campus Housing Options 33of 1,362
Parking View full list of Parking rankings »C+Explain this grade
Best Off-Campus Parking 1098of 1,398
Most Reasonable Permit Costs 1153of 1,386
Best Parking Availability 1174of 1,392
Transportation View full list of Transportation rankings »A+Explain this grade
Best Campus Transit 11of 1,369
Most Easily Accessible Town 71of 1,392
Best Car Campuses 1292of 1,390
Weather View full list of Weather rankings »B-Explain this grade
Coldest Winters 40of 503
Hottest Summers 280of 503
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