Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneA
- Campus FoodA
- Student LifeA
Iowa State University is ...
NCAA Division I-A
Big Twelve Conference
High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.117 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Mechanical Engineering316Graduates
- Management Sciences and Information Systems267Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science236Graduates
- Liberal Arts and Humanities201Graduates
- Animal Sciences and Husbandry184Graduates
- Elementary Education183Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
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- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.186 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.239 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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After Iowa State University
- Very Good1332
Iowa State is a great University. If you want that typical college experience. It is your school. They offer a wide variety of majors and classes to choose from and truly care about their students. The only reason it is 4 stars is because of the location. There isn't that much to do off campus. Its a smaller town so on the weekends people resort to partying. There is something always going on on campus which is nice.
- 16 days ago
Hello everybody, I am a freshman at Iowa state and i couldn't be more happy. Overall first impressions in my first week is that everything here is amazing and i can see why 36000+ other students attend here. Everybody here is so kind and polite whether it is a student, professor, or local resident, i have never been around a place with this many nice people. The amount of things you can get involved in here at ISU is unbelievable. They have over 800 clubs if if you can't find one for you then you can start your own! You will always feel like you fit right in here and there is plenty of opportunity to explore your interests further, or even explore new ones. The professors here are fantastic and the make sure you get every pennies worth of your education that you paid for. ISU sets you up so its makes it harder to fail, rather than pass. There is so much help offered here whether it is by teaching assistant, professors, tutors, or even your friendly classmates.
- 16 days ago
I was a student athlete my entire 4 years while attending Iowa State University. Most professors were more than willing to aide me in whatever way knowing my busy schedule. They were flexible and understanding, but still challenged me daily. The services, tutors, and academic help was always made available to me. The campus is beautiful and the people in Ames are pretty much the friendliest people you will meet. I stayed in the dorms for 2 years and it was a good experience. I met a lot of great people. Overall, it was a great experience both academically, athletically, and socially for me and I am blessed to have made the choice to attend college there.
- 16 days ago