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Iowa State University

Iowa State University



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Iowa State offers a vibrant living environment where students work towards their academic goals in a multicultural international setting.

  • No.1 on the A-list as per ‘College Atlas’
  • Listed in the top 25 public universities in the USA
  • Students and staff are involved in high-impact research
  • International students from over 100 countries

About Iowa State University

  • Welcome
  • How to Apply
  • Admission Requirements
  • Financing Your Education
  • After Admissions
  • After Arrival
  • Applying for a Visa


Iowa State University was one of the first land-grant universities to be founded on the principles of equal opportunities, practical teaching and knowledge sharing. Today, it is home to approximately 35,000 students (more than 4,000 international) and offers top-ranked undergraduate and graduate programs. Top-notch, interdisciplinary research is carried out at Iowa State in a broad range of areas and issues of international relevance. As a land-grant institution, teaching, research, and outreach are our primary missions. Iowa State University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Iowa State also has many other program specific accreditations, including our College of Business which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), our College of Engineering which is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and our architecture program which is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). 


Iowa State University offers undergraduate degree programs in more than 100 majors. Deciding what you want to major in can be a difficult decision. Fortunately, Iowa State offers many tools to help you decide, as well as other options for those who cannot decide.

Full list of majors

Learning Communities

Committed to help students achieve academic success, learning communities are small groups of students who generally take two or three courses together and may also live near each other in the same residence hall. More than half of entering first-year students choose to join a learning community. With more than 80 learning communities to jointhere is definitely something for every interest. U.S.News& World Report recognizes Iowa State's learning communities as one of the top 25 programs in the nation. Visit the Learning Communities website to learn more.

Life at Iowa State

Filled with exceptional academic and recreational facilities, Iowa State offers a vibrant living environment. Students share their experiences with a multicultural international student community and work towards their academic goals in serene surroundings. More than 800 student organizations, valuable academic support, plenty of athletic facilities, affordable and safe housing, and unlimited entertainment options make life at Iowa State a quality university experience.

The city of Ames is a friendly and welcoming place for new students. A small college town of 60,000, it is often characterized as ''clean and green'' due to the hundreds of acres of parks, recreational facilities, and bike paths it offers, and the fact that it has no polluting industries. Ames has been consistently listed in many ranking lists including the ones for the best college towns, the most liveable small cities of the US, and the best places to live in America. The city-wide bus system CyRide offers reliable fare-free transport for students. Ames is 30 minutes away from Des Moines (the capital of Iowa), and 3 hours away from Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Omaha, thus our students often travel together to the ''big cities'' during their campus breaks.


Ames has dozens of churches or communities of worship, including Protestant and Catholic Christian churches, a synagogue, and an Islamic center. A Hindu temple is located in the nearby town of Madrid.

Restaurants and ethnic markets

Ames has a wide variety of ethnic restaurants and food markets, including Asian, British, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Korean, Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine. In addition to the mainstream supermarkets, Ames also has international grocery stores, organic food stores, and Asian food stores.

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Here's what Indian students are saying about their experience at Iowa State University.

What Indian students say

When asked, 100% of reviewers recommend Iowa State University

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Student reviews










Erika, India 4


The best thing about college so far has been getting to know so many great people that have and will have an impact on my future. I also learned how to be independent and be responsible with my entire life. Enjoy college read full review
Pranav, India 5

Great educational experience

I completed my undergrad at the Iowa State University. I can truly say that the facilities offered here are really good. It was a great educational experience.

Shivani, India 4

Eminent professors at Iowa

Get a good GPA in your under-graduation. That will increase your chances of admission and getting assistantship.

Shibani, India 4

Fantastic opportunity

Go for it!!!

Kanwar, India 4


The US is a very good place to for higher studies. I am currently pursuing my PhD at the Iowa State University. It has got state of the art computing facilities, creative and learning work environment and highly qualifie read full review
Gaurav, India 5


It was a great experience to be in the US. The best part about the US were the people. They are very friendly and nice.

Venkat, India 4

MS in Electrical and Electronics Engg

I selected IOWA state univ based on the encouragement I had from the profs at the university and the kind of research which I heard was going on there. Studying at an international institution was a beautiful experience read full review

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