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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel we could be safe but some people are crazy

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: if you talk to you adviser they can help you

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: it nice but it could be better

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I really don't know hoe that Greek life is but my friend like it but it seems pretty cool

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Cyclonenation is the best everyone supports al of the sports and the games are amazing

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here! Its not too far from home and people are really nice and helpful

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been times where I do not feel safe while walking alone. I tend to avoid walking alone at night. Living in towers it is best to take the help van or call a friend when walking in the dark. The frat row tends to be a slightly unnerving area at night.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had a few issues with professors who would not help even after asking multiple times. Overall the experience has been fairly decent. Class sizes range from 30 to 400 depending on the topic being taught.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Iowa State offers multiple opportunities to get jobs/internship. The value of a degree is no more valuable than a degree anywhere else. It is best to customize your degree to fit your needs.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in towers residence halls (wilson and wallace). The towers here are definintely livable, but the winters are cold and the springs/summers are HOT. We also are far from campus and have limited access to dining halls, as well as buses. I would highly recommend looking at other options even though towers is one of the cheaper routes.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not associated with greek life, however, it is a big ordeal on campus. Parties are always happening and easily accessible if you are looking to go to one. The greeks, particularly the sororities, tend to be more involved with fundraising and helping the communities.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports are a big deal on campus, however, the team competition is not best. It is still a fun time to watch fellow students participate in both either intramural or varsity sports.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I personally do not find Iowa State as my "home" for college. I have more times than not had to find answers out the hard way than having it right at my finger tips. Also, most of my classes are taught by TAs and I have never seen nor met the actual professor behind the class itself. Iowa State is a great school, however, it is just not for me. I encourage all who find interest to seriously delve into what they want from a university before committing to one.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There have been issues of crime on campus, but the school had alerts and people actively trying to avoid crime.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My classes have been quite small overall. Somewhere between 20-30 on average. I have had great student/professor relationships because of this class size.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are plenty of career fairs held on campus for those looking for careers. I think a degree from this school is valuable.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Although dorms are close to campus, my floormates are extremely rude and inconsiderate. The rooms are tiny and I am claustrophobic. The bathrooms are gross too.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty popular on campus. You won't get judged if you are or aren't greek. Most non-greeks see greeks as partiers and cliquey.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics are very popular. Almost every student gets tickets to the games. Being on an intramural team is also very popular!

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The education program is wonderful and all of the advisors truly want to help! My favorite part has been being in a learning community.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. There have been a few incidences of sexual assault on campus, but I feel like that happens everywhere. I always feel safe when walking on campus at night and I have never had to question my safety.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing is definitely important your Freshman year. Living in the dorms is where you tend to meet a lot of your friends. The resident advisers really create a welcoming environment and try to get people involved. The housing process is really easy since it's all online. Some campus housing is farther than others, but they're buses so it's not difficult to get to campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not apart of Greek life so I don't know much about it. I know there are a lot of sororities and fraternities on campus to join and each one has their own house. Other than than, my knowledge on Greek life is very limited.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a pretty big thing at Iowa State especially basketball. So many students attend the games and the school spirit is extremely high. During March Madness, basketball is probably the biggest thing on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, I love Iowa State University. It is a great school with a lot to do. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and I cannot imagine going to school anywhere else. Classes can be tough, but classes should challenge you. I would choose Iowa State again if I could do it all over in a heart beat.

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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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