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NCAA Division I-FBS
Big Twelve Conference
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.189 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.197 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.197 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering358 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science259 Graduates
Animal Sciences and Husbandry234 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities189 Graduates
Family and Community Services166 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.244 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.305 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.156 responses
Iowa State University Reviews
I love Iowa State, it is a wonderful university to find yourself as well as life-long friends and peers. The university has such a diversity of majors and minors that it offers that 50 people or more in a given area could have a completely different major. I am in my 3rd year of Architecture in the College of Design and am consistently pushed to be my most critical and creative self everyday. The campus is absolutely beautiful, but the winters can be a bit cold and dreary. Otherwise, the grounds of campus almost always have something going on of interest. There are quite a few residence dining halls spread across campus and cafes in every other building (it seems anyway). I have met my greatest friends, classmates and professors here and would absolutely recommend this university to anyone. According to Schools.com, ISU is the 11th best university in the U.S. which is impressive to me. My time here has been well worth it!
Iowa State is an all around great university! No matter who you are or what your goals are for the future, there's more than likely something here for you. There are hundreds of different majors, clubs and organizations, associations, and resources to meet the needs of any student. The campus is beautiful and well taken care of both indoors and out. The city of Ames has a wide variety of foods, stores, housing, recreational activities and overall friendly atmosphere.
In my opinion, the academics are very effective. I am a Child and Family Services major, so I can't speak for everyone, but I enjoy most of my classes as well as the professors. The campus is gorgeous and the on-campus housing has a fun environment. Overall, the campus is fairly safe, but could use some better lighting in certain locations. Some places have great good, but the dining centers could really use some improvement, especially for those with dietary needs. The local area and student life are both great! There are over 800 clubs on campus so there are opportunities for everyone to get involved!