Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Iowa State University Reviews

Based on 52 Reviews
3410 Beardshear Hall Ames, IA
College Review
Activities and GroupsA-
Career PreparationB+
FacilitiesA
Students and CultureA-
A-
Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Iowa State University

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
104
10
3
5
Architecture
77
24
Biomedical Sciences, General
27
0
Biotechnology
4
1
4
Chemical Engineering
108
7
12
City/urban, Community and Regional Planning
20
16
Civil Engineering, General
141
56
1
9
Computer Engineering, General
95
26
1
8
Computer Software Engineering
40
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
2
10
Construction Engineering
60
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
128
23
0
13
Engineering Mechanics
45
21
Engineering/industrial Management
67
2
Environmental Science
62
4
5
Environmental Studies
32
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
7
Industrial and Product Design
37
9
Industrial Engineering
80
12
0
3
Landscape Architecture
33
3
Materials Engineering
46
Mechanical Engineering
316
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/technician
4
Transportation/mobility Management
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
172
20
Advertising
61
Business Administration and Management, General
57
5
Business/managerial Economics
11
Economics, General
44
6
8
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
3
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General
16
11
5
Finance, General
191
International Business/trade/commerce
18
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
142
Management Science
143
Marketing/marketing Management, General
234
Operations Management and Supervision
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agribusiness/agricultural Business Operations
123
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding
6
2
Agricultural Animal Breeding
3
2
Agricultural Economics
0
Agricultural Engineering
37
10
7
Agricultural Mechanization, General
71
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture
16
4
Agronomy and Crop Science
88
21
3
Animal Sciences, General
164
6
0
Crop Production
2
1
Dairy Science
20
Ecology
89
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
3
11
Farm/farm and Ranch Management
122
5
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
1
0
Food Science
48
8
3
2
Forest Sciences and Biology
26
Forestry, General
4
0
Horticultural Science
45
7
1
International Agriculture
33
Livestock Management
3
1
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
5
1
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
3
2
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology
0
2
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
6
1
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
3
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
26
2
Area Studies, Other
22
Family and Community Services
135
Family Resource Management Studies, General
12
History, General
96
3
0
Human Development and Family Studies, General
12
13
4
Linguistics
18
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
125
8
Philosophy
11
Political Science and Government, General
71
5
Psychology, General
156
4
6
7
Public Administration
10
0
30
Religion/religious Studies
7
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
48
Russian Studies
0
Sociology
68
8
6
Women's Studies
6
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
36
14
3
Applied Mathematics, General
1
5
Creative Writing
3
Curriculum and Instruction
25
0
2
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
32
Education, General
3
2
1
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
0
3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
10
1
19
Elementary Education and Teaching
183
English Language and Literature, General
70
6
Family and Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education
0
French Language and Literature
0
German Language and Literature
0
Higher Education/higher Education Administration
58
5
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
76
Mathematics Teacher Education
13
Music Teacher Education
19
Reading Teacher Education
9
Rhetoric and Composition
6
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
48
Science Teacher Education/general Science Teacher Education
11
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
0
Spanish Language and Literature
0
Special Education and Teaching, General
1
0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
92
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
3
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor
10
1
4
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Animal Physiology
1
0
Athletic Training/trainer
17
Dietetics/dietitian
62
160
Human Nutrition
4
8
Immunology
1
2
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
236
6
1
Medical Illustration/medical Illustrator
13
Nutrition Sciences
26
7
Toxicology
0
3
Veterinary Medicine
147
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
6
1
Veterinary Sciences/veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Analytical Chemistry
8
Astrophysics
0
1
Biochemistry
24
2
6
Bioinformatics
2
1
6
Biology/biological Sciences, General
176
Biophysics
2
1
0
Biotechnology
4
1
4
Cell/cellular and Molecular Biology
1
4
Chemistry, General
22
3
10
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
3
11
Elementary Particle Physics
0
2
Entomology
0
4
2
Genetics, General
32
6
11
Geology/earth Science, General
20
1
1
Inorganic Chemistry
1
4
Mathematics, General
70
3
5
Meteorology
11
6
1
Microbiology, General
29
4
1
Neuroscience
0
Nuclear Physics
0
1
Organic Chemistry
1
14
Physical Chemistry
0
4
Physics, General
15
1
Plant Pathology/phytopathology
5
2
Plant Physiology
1
5
Statistics, General
25
22
14
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
12
5
Computer Science
39
15
4
Human Computer Interaction
33
15
10
Information Technology
11
Management Information Systems, General
124
Systems Engineering
24
5
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Design and Visual Communications, General
65
1
Journalism
90
13
Public Relations/image Management
21
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Fashion/apparel Design
2
Graphic Design
72
9
Interior Design
60
3
Music, General
6
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
3
5
Visual and Performing Arts, General
7
8
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Apparel and Textiles, General
90
8
6
Construction Engineering
60
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Hospitality Administration/management, General
32
6
3
Meeting and Event Planning
88
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Forensic Science and Technology
1
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Iowa State University

Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agronomy and Crop Science
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance
Computer Engineering, General
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General
Food Science
Mathematics Teacher Education
Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

School Accreditation Information
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
Didactic Program in Dietetics
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education
Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree (College of Veterinary Medicine)
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs (Student Counseling Service)
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
Marketing, Class of 2010
I was in athletics, so I spent most of my time with other athletes practicing, competing, or attending sporting events. Football games are always popular, and basketball games are extremely fun since we've had a good team the last few years. Outside of sports, I know the intramural circuit offers many different options, like broomball and ultimate frisbee. It's a really big community, and I think it gets pretty competitive. Greek life is also pretty big on campus, with many events including Yell like Hell and homecoming floats. Other than that, there are many clubs and groups that you can find for almost any interest.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering and Spanish, Class of 2012
The S&M club is pretty unique, I'd say, though it's not a particularly large crowd. The engineering clubs are quite active and popular as well as the agricultural clubs. Dancing is a pretty popular pass time as well. The club fair at the beginning of the semester will help you find whatever kind of club you're looking for.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Information Systems, Business, Class of 1991
I don't know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Construction Engineering, Class of 1981
no idea
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agronomy, Class of 1981
I did not participate, so don't know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.B.A. Transportation / Logistics, Class of 1984
A club within my specific major in the college of business
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Graphic design, Class of 1981
Strong Greek system and strong social fraternity to keep students involved.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Class of 1994
unsure...was too involved with schoolwork to really take part.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism and Mass Communications, Class of 1988
Greek system, club sports, basketball and football
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business management, Class of 2011
Greek system and athletics
Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
Marketing, Class of 2010
We had a career fair, and the business school provides mock interviewing, resume building, and career counseling. However, most students don't utilize these as much as they should, and it is never impressed on you how much it will help you when you start looking for a career.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering and Spanish, Class of 2012
Career fairs, career websites connecting with employers, alumni networks, etc. In addition, the curriculum is very focused on getting students out into the workforce as opposed to graduate school.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Information Systems, Business, Class of 1991
Many employers come to campus to interview for jobs after graduation or for summer internships. This makes it easier for the student since they don't have to travel long distances for interviews.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Construction Engineering, Class of 1981
Good cross section of technical and business classes. Many case studies and simulations of projects.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agronomy, Class of 1981
I do not know
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.B.A. Transportation / Logistics, Class of 1984
Networking seminars, job fairs
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Graphic design, Class of 1981
Now there are computers. However like my class, students can not use them til they know fundamentals of design
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Class of 1994
I didn't feel like they really providing anything for my major while I was there.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism and Mass Communications, Class of 1988
Clubs, career search counseling,
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business management, Class of 2011
Mock interviews, career fair
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
Marketing, Class of 2010
The dorms are pretty old, but they still have everything you need. After visiting a few other colleges, they still seem much larger than average, especially Friley Hall. The dining halls have so much good food, and a great variety. I ate there for a year straight and never got sick of it. The all you can eat soft-serve does not help with the Freshman 15 though. All the facilities I used for the business school were top notch. Huge computer lab with free printing, really nice classrooms with the latest projector and computer technology. Some majors didn't have quite as nice of facilities, but they have already built so many new buildings since I graduated, so I'm sure everyone will be upgraded soon if not already.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering and Spanish, Class of 2012
The engineering computer labs are top notch. Dorms are hit or miss with some of them being super nice with others which are horrendous. Dining halls are pretty good, especially compared with some other schools' I've seen. Classrooms are acceptable. The campus itself is gorgeous. Also, there are two gyms on campus which are pretty great.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Information Systems, Business, Class of 1991
They have a variety of options for dining and the computer labs are kept up to date. Classrooms are roomy and student can easily see the instructor or board. Dorms are little over crowded right now- but they are building more dorms soon.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Construction Engineering, Class of 1981
no idea
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agronomy, Class of 1981
Don't know what it is now. Was: nice forms with dining halls, home made food! No computers then.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.B.A. Transportation / Logistics, Class of 1984
I haven't been on the campus since I graduated in 1984, so I do not have recent experiences with the above mentioned areas
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Graphic design, Class of 1981
State of the art. Always adapting.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Class of 1994
At the time, they were o.k. As I understand it, they have advanced that greatly now.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism and Mass Communications, Class of 1988
All of these, greek system, different student living styles
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business management, Class of 2011
Nice, but some dorms needed to be torn down
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 13 Reviews
Alumni
Marketing, Class of 2010
Ames is pretty much just a college town, so the entire community is rallied around the school. The school spirit is high, and there are a lot of ways to be involved (sporting events, greek life, intramurals, on campus clubs, etc.) The people are generally very nice and friendly, which comes with the Midwest territory. Since it is a great school for engineering, veterinary, and design, there is a wide range of student personalities. I had friends from different states, countries, and nationalities, and it's easy to find your place on campus.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Mechanical Engineering and Spanish, Class of 2012
Pretty typically Iowan: friendly, nice, ethnically homogeneous. The overall culture is also typical of a large public school with parties, tailgating, and what have you, but the school is large enough to accommodate every subculture that you're interested in.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Management Information Systems, Business, Class of 1991
They are very involved and culturally diverse. There are many opportunities to be involved in clubs or organizations. I personally met many people from many different countries.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Construction Engineering, Class of 1981
No idea at this point
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Agronomy, Class of 1981
It was diversified when I was there, but with a slight leaning toward farm town and white.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.B.A. Transportation / Logistics, Class of 1984
Within the college of business , very nice friendly co-horts, outside of this college no real effort by the university to have the different colleges socialize or interact
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Graphic design, Class of 1981
We had an active culture crossing many disciplines, not just one clique
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Class of 1994
there was a very wide range. you could easily find collaboration, or not, as you wished as well.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Journalism and Mass Communications, Class of 1988
Very diverse
Rated January 2016
Alumni
Business management, Class of 2011
Friendly, hard working
Rated January 2016