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Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa, United States
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About Iowa State University

Iowa State University has a mission to create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place. To make the world a better place, Iowa State will call upon its great strengths in student-centered education, global collaboration, and transformational basic and applied research. Iowa State will lead in developing more sustainable ways to produce and deliver safe and nutritious food, water, materials, and energy; integrate the protection of plant, animal, and human health; and care for our environment. We will design tools and infrastructure that will create entrepreneurial opportunities. The major changes sweeping the world are creating extraordinary opportunities for Iowa State to capitalize on its land-grant mission and be at the forefront in addressing our common, global challenges.



Campus information

  • Places to Eat:

    • With four dining centers, eleven cafés, three markets, four restaurants (including a food court) and vending, a fresh meal or snack is right around the corner! 

    • Residential Dining Centers

ISU Dining operates residential dining centers located conveniently near your home. Union Drive Marketplace, Seasons Marketplace, and Conversations Dining offer breakfast, lunch and dinner while Storms Dining offers dinner only. Meals at each location are all-you-care-to-eat. Watch for special theme dinners throughout the year like Homemade Pizza Night, holiday meals, and more!

Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa. Interstate 35 runs north and south just east of Ames, and U.S. Highway 30 runs east and west just south of campus.


  • Newly admitted freshmen who are 18 years old or younger may live in any residence hall in the Richardson Court or Union Drive neighborhoods as well as Buchanan, Wallace and Wilson  halls. Age is determined as of September 1 for contracts that begin fall and February 1 for contracts that begin spring.
  • All other single students are eligible to live in Frederiksen Court, Legacy, Iowa State West, University Village as well as any residence hall where space remains available after freshmen assignments.
  • Family housing is available in Schilletter Village. 


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 3 Agriculture Studies 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 3 Computer Science, IT 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1


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