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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties take place at the frats.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I have only heard of them, and not actually been to them.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors are easily approachable, while others may be a little more difficult. They offer helpful advice to make sure one knows what they are trying to do and how to pursue it. The classroom size is more than reasonable. There are up to fifty students or so in a few classes and it is a pretty easy and outgoing experience. Though, some classrooms have about twenty or less, it is still okay, yet intimidating. Professors tend to call on students (when one does not want to) and it just tenses up the environment.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Alumni tends to aid the younger students in what to do, how to do it, and how to approach others who seek information or whether it be to make them feel welcome. The services on campus is also filled with alumni who are willing to help students who tend to be lost in their path.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: When one is encounter with an intruder, the visual descriptions are not always the best ; it lacks more information. When one is assaulted, the school sends out a warning to every student so they can be on alert. It also tells one who to talk to if one needs it and so forth.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus makes everything easy and one's life a whole lot smoother. Taking a bus is not necessarily a "must," nor is it needed. Going to places on campus is also easier, for instance, dining centers, gyms, and classes. Living on campus is very convenient.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The Greek life may add another spice to a student's life. Though, it offers less Greek Life for the Black community, it is still an option, yet they do not have their own Sorority house or Frat house, it matters. However, the Greek Life for others seems like a huge deal, yet fun. Parties are often thrown and activities for the Greek members are open.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience at Iowa State University has been an adventure. My favorite experience has been meeting new people, going to the gym, enjoying activities that has been offered, and walking around campus at night. At night time, the scenery is beautiful, breath taking and peaceful. The activities seem to hype up the students and is a very effective way to meet others with different majors and backgrounds. My school is unique because the whole town is basically the college campus. Need a ride anywhere? Just use the CyRide. It offers students a way to get around college campus and the town. If I had the option to choose my school again, I definitely would. It is easy to get around, the professors are there to help and the majors that it has to offer is exquisite. Also, the people here are quite friendly and they are willing to help if needed.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love everything about my adventure at Iowa State!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I come from an agriculture based background and attend a university that is agriculture based. I love it!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The living community is a great experience.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I do not have very much experience within the Greek community.

4 College Junior

Athletics: It is great to know that I can attend school while still be involved in some of the activities that I took part in during my high school career.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I really enjoy my time at Iowa State University. The campus has a feeling that makes me feel at home and I couldn't imagine my adventure anywhere else!

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: My roommate had bed bugs. I'm biased against dorms because I prefer to have my bed away from other people's beds.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Spacious and fit for any type of workout. Anyone who wants to get involved has a spot at the athletics facilities.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Beautiful campus, love the atmosphere. Focus on school but with nice amentities like sporting events and a nice workout facility. Lots of organized events.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The course are great and you will learn a lot, the only problem I have is that some of the professors and TA's are very hard to understand.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: From what I have seen among people that I know, getting internships are not hard if you put in the effort.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is generally pretty safe, if you compare it to other big schools in the midwest such as University of Iowa or the University of Minnesota our campus at Iowa State is super safe. You will here about robberies and assaults occasionally but not very often

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is awesome, I would definitely live in the dorms freshman year because you will get to know a lot of new people. The only downside to living in a dorm in my experience was the bathrooms got pretty nasty on the weekends because the janitor has those days off. I really liked living in the Maple Willow Larch dorms, they are right above Seasons and East side market and they are right next to a bus stop.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Joining greek life is one of the best decisions you can make when you arrive at Iowa State. They have a huge impact on the social atmosphere of campus by hosting many fun philanthropies. They also really try to improve the community by volunteering and holding fund raisers like the polar plunge.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics at Iowa State really boosts school spirit and makes everyone feel like they're apart of something bigger.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am very glad to have chosen Iowa State. The people here are nice, the engineering program here is great and the career fair is even better.

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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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