Iowa State University is located in Ames, central Iowa, just over half an hour away from Des Moines the state capital. Ames has been voted one of the best college towns in the US, and is the largest university in the state of Iowa. It is also the only university in the US that has a U.S. department of Energy research laboratory on campus.
Alongside its strong academics, ISU offers plenty of fun campus activities to participate in. At ISU, you can experience the quintessential American college. From traditional brick buildings, to strong academics, to the excitement of a football or basketball game, ISU is an American university at its best. Walk around ISU’s beautiful campus on the way to class, with historical and modern buildings, fountains, sculptures and more throughout campus.
Live on campus in either a traditional residence hall or a student apartment. It’s also easy to get a meal on campus with multiple dining halls, eateries for quick meals during the day, and food trucks on campus. As an ISU student, take the CyRide bus system around campus and the town of Ames for free. Join a student club or intermural sport team, it’s the perfect way to meet local and other international students.