Iowa State University Reviews

  • 29 Reviews
  • Ames (IA)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,392
96% of 29 students said this degree improved their career prospects
93% of 29 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 9/1/2015
  • Degree: Marketing
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I love Iowa State's community-like feel. The people are warm and inviting and the campus is beautiful and state of the art."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Business
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"Iowa state was a great place to prepare me for my career. I made lots friends and had leadership opportunities with the many groups and organizations on campus."
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2015
  • Degree: Finance
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"College is not only a place for learning, but a place to grow up. To learn who you are, what you believe, and how to live on your own. Going to school and being extremely broke taught me to find a way to make it. I look back and I have no idea how I did it, but it gave me the push I needed to know what kind of lifestyle I wanted. I studied hard, made life long friends, and before I graduated I had a great paying job in another city and had bought a house."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
  • Graduation Year: 0
"Great school and terrific department. Faculty well-versed in every aspect of the science. Beautiful campus."
  • Reviewed: 7/20/2015
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Excellent education, decent location (one of the better college towns and 30 min from Des Moines), and reasonably priced compared to other engineering schools"
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2015
  • Degree: Engineering
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Its really hard to beat Iowa State University for the price paid. Its definitely not up to the same quality as top engineering programs like Stanford or MIT, but if you do well in the school the name won't hinder what you can do after you graduate. I was looking to pursue my PhD after graduating and I had offers from University of Michigan, Northwestern, Georgia Tech, and others. I will really look fondly on my time at Iowa State and would recommend it to anyone who is looking into a STEM degree."
Paid Too Much
  • Reviewed: 5/29/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2006
"I was not really told what I could do with a bachelors in psych, which turned out to be almost nothing. This knowledge would have drastically changed my career path and saved me over $100k."
  • Reviewed: 8/6/2014
  • Degree: Journalism
  • Graduation Year: 2016
"Iowa State University offers something for everybody. That sounds cliche, but here, it's actually true. I entered open option, or undecided, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. The open option advisers help you pick classes that sound interesting to you. They know which questions to ask to help point you in the right direction. Once I got into the Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communications, I feel my confidence and abilities skyrocketed. The teachers, professors and advisers in the Greenlee School are absolutely fantastic and genuinely have your best interest in mind. The alumni community is strong and supportive and always willing to hire Greenlee students :)"
Mary Teresa Kelly
  • Reviewed: 10/1/2012
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2013
"I have truly enjoyed my time at ISU. My professors are excellent and I have enjoyed being involved in Physics Club. I was the secretary and now I am President."