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Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011
+1 515-294-4111
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Iowa State University

We were there for the winter graduation ceremonies. The university even provided a free breakfast... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles D
North Aurora
"A Jaw-Dropping Experience"

This college university is absolutely awesome. We were there for the graduation of my son and I was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christle Y
Clinton, Iowa
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“iowa state” (38 reviews)
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Ames, IA 50011
+1 515-294-4111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for the winter graduation ceremonies. The university even provided a free breakfast for all the families along with a brief presentation by one of the department heads. The graduation ceremony was in the basketball arena, which had comfortable seating!!! There were the...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This college university is absolutely awesome. We were there for the graduation of my son and I was totally shocked and amazed how HUGE this place is. The architecture of many of the buildings were beautifully designed in such great detail. And I was in...More

Thank Christle Y
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I started at Iowa state in the Fall of 2015, ever since being here I have done almost every college experience you can think of. There are no limited opportunities to do here, the hardest thing about it is trying to maintain a social life,...More

Thank Brett A
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful campus. My husband, son and I toured the campus. This college has a lot to offer. The business presentation was the best thus far with explaining all the college has to offer. We had student led tours, provided lunch which has multiple types of...More

Thank trav3lbug66
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This university has been the most organized school we have ever seen. From the timely emails, snail mail, and phone calls, to every other aspect, it has been a parents dream. Our daughter is very happy there and constantly comments on the great professors, beautiful...More

Thank Beachbums32903
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Good location, loud arena, conveniently located to campus and other amenities, restaurants, bars and shopping

Thank Ed G
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Iowa State University has it all. This is where the first Computer was developed. One of the best Vet-Med schools in the country. and History galore. George Washington Carver graduated and taught here.

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 5 October 2017

we had a company dinner/mixer at the stadium. great facility, the crew working the event were friendly and pleasant, and the food was excellent. when you can get full sixed rib eye steaks at a buffet dinner its a good dy.

Thank lkm55
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Came for food science open house. Campus is beautiful, good mix of older architecture and new. Surprisingly wooded and nice outdoor areas. Much larger campus than expected, didn't have time to see whole campus, but Avery enjoyable visit overall.

Thank DisneyDad21
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Great Game! Too bad the cyclones could not hold on to the ball :( Better luck next year. GO STATE! YEs

Thank SammyF8989
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