|Ethnicity Breakdown||Asian||Black||Caucasian||Hispanic||Middle Eastern||Native American||Pacific Islander|
|Iowa State University Students||7%||12%||72%||14%||1%||2%||1%|
|All Bold.org College Students||11%||21%||37%||25%||2%||2%||1%|
These schools are similar to Iowa State University in key aspects like size, setting, and academics.
100% of students
The campus is very welcoming.
Some of the professors care more about their research than teaching.
I love the way it feels like home. I love the beautiful campus. There is always someone to reach out to, and it's easy to be as involved to independent as you want to.
It gets quite cold in the winter, and classes won't be canceled because of the weather.
Iowa State University is a really big school, so if you don't like having lots of people around you, maybe cross this one off your list. However, having so many people here opens up a ton of opportunities. There are so many clubs and activities around campus that make the experience great. The professors are pretty good, although I have had a few that aren't great at the whole teaching part. All of them have been nice though! If you plan on taking Calculus, you should use calc1.org. It has helped me so many times. The coursework load for the more STEM-based classes is pretty heavy, but otherwise, this school is great.
It is very big. So definitely be aware of that before you come here. And the workload in some of the courses can be a lot.
When thinking about coming to Iowa State University, the main points that caught my eye were seeing how many other minority students would be in attendance with me and having the reinsurance that when taking my first step on campus, I wouldn't be the only student as a minority to do so. Another thing I like is that whenever a classmate or I am struggling with something, professors and TA, and other resources are there to pick up my classmates or me and teach us ways to make everything easier because being a college student isn't always easy.
One major thing that I didn't like is how minority students continue to fight against racism and that when addressing it to the president, seem to feel as if she doesn't care but once to put Iowa State as a campus to send your kind, they will be fine nothing will happen to them.
I enjoy the campus, its beautiful a lot of places to study, socialize, go out for food or coffee, 2 very nice and very well located gyms on campus, loved all the dining halls many options and different ones all very accessible, some dorms are fabulous some are not as updated but fair for the price, many buses and bus stops to travel around campus, very social and fun!
Some dorms are not good at all lacking elevators, and AC, and are very old and worn down not the cleanest. Not a city at all not a ton of off-campus things to do or places to go nearby not a lot of restaurants or shopping or activities I guess.
I loved all the different life experiences Iowa State offered, whether it was a concert in the Memorial Union or a campus-wide snowball fight there is always something to do! The professors or administrative staff were always helpful and nice when I had questions or concerns. The campus is GORGEOUS and has hundreds of beautiful artwork pieces to enjoy!
I didn't really have any bad experiences with Iowa State, but I will say if you intend to go into an art degree do expect it to take up most of your time.