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Iowa State University

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Address: Ames, IA 50011
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Beautiful campus and nice small town

Our son attended here for graduate school and we visited several times the campus is beautiful and the town is pretty in spring and summer. I like the tree lined sidewalk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 May 2016
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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519 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Our son attended here for graduate school and we visited several times the campus is beautiful and the town is pretty in spring and summer. I like the tree lined sidewalk streets and lots of green space

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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566 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We were in town for a basketball tournament and while we didn't get a chance to tour the classroom buildings, we spent enough time on the beautiful grounds and in the various gyms and bookstore to know this place is top notch! The bookstore had clothing that was very reasonably priced- 2 t-shirts for under $25 which my daughter purchased,... More 

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Ames, Iowa, USA
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We went to the ISU Football spring game on April 16th, 2016 at Jack Trice Stadium. It was a great experience for the entire family. There was a loud, enthusiastic crowd, a lot of fun inflatables for the kids, concessions and a great athletic atmosphere.

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Thank Jason E
Saint Paul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

I didn't realize how large this university is and the breadth of offering....and the amazing history of graduates. I have never seen such impressive and modern fraternity and sorority houses. While we didn't visit the houses, these would make the U of Minnesota houses look like a ghetto. Willow dorm rooms were rather small. Buchanan dorm rooms were better. Buildings... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Very nice school with great opportunities. Beautiful campus. The city of Ames has nice restaurants and is a safe place to live and go to school.

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Thank dee896
Wisconsin
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

The buildings are beautiful and have great character. Campus is beautiful and well maintained. Kids love it there. There are many opportunities there for classes. Great food on campus and a wonderful smoke free environment.

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Thank Ocheri H
Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Iowa State University is a great place to go to college. The campus has a comfortable at home feel even though there are 36,000 students there. The buildings are well cared for. The food is great. They offer so many majors that there is something for everyone.

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Thank Jean K
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The grounds are beautiful for a walk or a study of history. The campus is compact, so students and visitors can walk from building to building without crossing major streets. Also, Cy Ride (the bus system) is free on campus and reasonably priced off campus. It runs on a well-kept schedule, and the maps are easy to read. There are... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

I took my husband to his first "big" football game. We went on homecoming 2015 which was also Halloween. Lots of fun, band, costumes and a win over Texas.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Excellent communication for campus tour prior to visit, when checking in for tour we were greeted by several friendly staff, tour was very informative, and the campus is so beautiful!

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