Iowa State University
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At Iowa State University, we look at college
as an adventure. One where students can
experience new ideas, diverse perspectives,
and imaginative people so they’re able to
think di erently and create change. One
that places an emphasis on innovation and
entrepreneurship. One where students make
these years their years. That’s why we o er
100 majors, 80 learning communities, and 900
student organizations—while our supportive
faculty helps to guide them on their journey.
This welcoming environment draws in students
from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
So it’s no wonder Iowa State is in the top 30%
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of public national universities by U.S. News and World Report, and is
second in agricultural and biosystems engineering.
The sense of adventure we’ve created is also attracting top scholars
whose life’s mission is to push the boundaries of knowledge. This elite
group includes Nobel and Pulitzer prizewinners, Fulbright scholars,
National Endowment for the Humanities awardees, and inductees into
the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering and the National
Institute of Health.
Not only are we dedicated to attracting brilliant minds, we’re also focused
on cultivating our own. We’re accomplishing this in a variety of ways, like
building innovation and entrepreneurship into our curriculum so students
develop an innovative mindset. And by being the fi rst public university in
Iowa to o er an entrepreneurship major. Add in our Student Innovation
Center set to open in spring 2020, and Iowa State is poised to lead the
way in innovation for years to come.
We were the fi rst land-grant university, and we’ve never strayed from our
original mission. We fi rmly believe in higher education open to all without
regard to gender, social class, or cultural heritage; providing a practical
education to better prepare our graduates for success; and in sharing
knowledge and breakthroughs to improve the lives in our surrounding
So what makes Iowa State University di erent? We’ve created a culture
that allows students, professors and researchers to stand out, challenge
what is possible, discover new truths, and change the world for the better.
It’s why we’ve become home to some of the most successful adventurous
minds of this generation – and the next.