• Iowa State University, with 36,600 students, is the largest university in the state.
    Iowa State University, with 36,600 students, is the largest university in the state.
  • Ames was named Best College Town in America (Livability.com and Business Insider).
    Ames was named Best College Town in America (Livability.com and Business Insider).
  • Iowa State University is annually a “Best Buy” school in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
    Iowa State University is annually a “Best Buy” school in the Fiske Guide to Colleges.
  • Ames was ranked as the 8th Best City for Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur Magazine).
    Ames was ranked as the 8th Best City for Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneur Magazine).
  • Iowa State University is the largest comprehensive Research I university serving the fastest-growing Midwest metropolitan area.
    Iowa State University is the largest comprehensive Research I university serving the fastest-growing Midwest metropolitan area.
  • Ames was ranked as the 8th Best Place to Live in America (Money Magazine).
    Ames was ranked as the 8th Best Place to Live in America (Money Magazine).
  • Iowa State University has the largest Art on Campus collection of any public university in the nation.
    Iowa State University has the largest Art on Campus collection of any public university in the nation.
  • Iowa State Extension and Outreach serves over one million clients annually, creating a 99-county campus.
    Iowa State Extension and Outreach serves over one million clients annually, creating a 99-county campus.
  • Iowa State University was ranked as the 5th most beautiful campus in the world (BuzzFeed).
    Iowa State University was ranked as the 5th most beautiful campus in the world (BuzzFeed).
  • Ames Laboratory is uniquely integrated into Iowa State's campus. With on-campus facilities and full access to graduate students, researchers and faculty, the lab’s materials, technologies and energy solutions are among the most significant in the world.
    Ames Laboratory is uniquely integrated into Iowa State's campus. With on-campus facilities and full access to graduate students, researchers and faculty, the lab’s materials, technologies and energy solutions are among the most significant in the world.
  • Iowa State University’s Stephens Auditorium was named the Building of the Century (American Institute of Architecture, Iowa chapter).
    Iowa State University’s Stephens Auditorium was named the Building of the Century (American Institute of Architecture, Iowa chapter).
  • Ames is one of the Top 10 Best Cities for College Students (American Institute for Economic Research).
    Ames is one of the Top 10 Best Cities for College Students (American Institute for Economic Research).

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