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Reviews 2467 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Iowa State. The people are great, the campus is great.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The city and campus are clean, and the people are nice. It is far enough away from home, but not to far if a need arises.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: A great school with a great location

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I loved my school, but it was too boring for me. The classes were great, but the social life was not. That is why I transferred to ISU.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Administration: just keeping the community safe.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are decent. If you get into the suite style rooms you're well off but not well financially.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Only visited friends off campus, haven't lived off, but it seems pretty good

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Party Scene: Not much of a partier, but Welch Avenue is usually pretty busy on weekends

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing special, a lot of fast food chains plus local chains

4 College Junior

Administration: Administration is usually very helpful

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's not bad food, but it's not excellent either.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Easy process, and easy to accept or decline.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Very social, good dining centers

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The prices for close to campus housing are very expensive and not very nice.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: If you are looking for a party you are able to find one always. The bars are also always hopping and are great!

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I love eating around Ames. There are many different restaurants around with great hours and food.

4 College Senior

Administration: Living in the dorms everything seems to be a little more strict than living in an apartment or off campus.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Depending on where you go and what is available that day will depend on your experience. Any place has options, so you are able to find at least something for a meal.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Living on campus allows for a great social experience by meeting new friends. Also, living on campus provides a close proximity to classes and things to do.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Somewhere is good with cheap prices but others are expensive.

3 College Freshman

Administration: There are some programs for students to learn about school policies.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is various and healthy. I love to eat on-campus food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's very good for freshmans to get more experiences.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options of varying cost and size. You just have to do some digging.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you want a big party, there are big parties. If you want a small party, there are small parties. Just make sure that you're safe.

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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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