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This is an incredible school for engineering. A very nice and beautiful campus. The staff is... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
RJS11761
Beautiful Campus..

I love the area near Campanile and memorial union. Sitting near the lake is another bonus. You get... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2019
Abhijeet C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The roads are in terrible shape around the college. Nice looking school and its huge!! They keep the sidewalks clean during winter time.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Pjm3000
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is an incredible school for engineering. A very nice and beautiful campus. The staff is fantastic and very helpful. The Engineering Career Fair was great. They treated potential employers very well.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

I love the area near Campanile and memorial union. Sitting near the lake is another bonus. You get a real feel of the university. Student help a lot. Campus is beautiful specially in summer and fall. Winter has its own charm.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Abhijeet C
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

Lots to do. Nice city trails. Good restaurants. Big Grove Brewery is awesome. University has a lot to do also.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

I like this enclosed campus much better than the ones that are scattered through the middle of town. It has a more wholesome old-fashioned feel. The campus is a nice mix of old world (The camponile, the swans, the clock tower, etc) and many modern...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

It’s easy to self tour around Iowa State University‘s campus. The campus is very compact with many beautiful buildings, architecture, beautiful old trees, and there are many static art pieces around campus as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MissyBunch
Reviewed 2 October 2018

If you are ever in Ames for a home football game you have to go to the pregame tailgates. The people are inviting and wonderful and he atmosphere is all positive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Iowa State University, besides being a stellar school, has the most beautiful college campus I've ever been on.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kim S
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Stadium facilities were well maintained and overall well organized. Got fans in and out efficiently. The vending area needs work. We’ve been to others and bigger that handled throughput much better. These had long wait periods. Parking was ok but not well marked...average prices. Fans...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Liberty1961
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Even if you are not a Cyclone, a football game at Jack Trice Stadium will not disappoint. Kind, family friendly fans that will welcome you to join in on the tailgate fun!!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank FloMoPartyofFive
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