- Recognized as one of the 25 most beautiful campuses in the country
- #1 Best College in America for Affordability, Accessibility and Academic Quality
- Iowa State is widely recognized as a top research university
About This CampusIowa State is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. An AAU Research University and the nation's first land-grant school, Iowa State is known for innovations in biorenewable resources, technology, and communication, and offers nationally recognized programs in the sciences and humanities in six colleges. Iowa State students enroll from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to engage in research, study with world-class scholars, and enhance leadership skills in our 800+ student organizations and exceptional extracurricular environment. The lush, sprawling 1800-acre park-like campus is ranked as one the country's most beautiful throughout the four seasons and includes the largest U.S. campus public art collection. Ames is near Des Moines, the State's capital and a center for insurance, finance, communications, and tech startups.
Location InformationAmes is a college town centrally located in the Midwest. Ranked a Best College Town by the American Institute for Economic Research and a Money Magazine Top 10 Best Places to Live in America.
Helpful InformationFall course registration begins March 20. Admission process requires 2 weeks before eligibility to register for classes. Students must act promptly following NSE placement. Students whose native language is not English must provide the TOEFL prior to admission. International students have mandatory orientation prior to NSE orientation.