Iowa State University is the largest university in the state of Iowa, United States. Located in Ames, the institution has 10 schools and colleges, including Engineering, Design, Business, Human Sciences and Journalism and Communication. It also offers 100 majors, with a current enrolment of over 36,000 students. Famous graduates include botanist and inventor George Washington Carver and physicist John Vincent Atanasoff.
The university has lots of state-of-the-art facilities, including classrooms, labs, and a research park. With over 600 public works of art around campus, it has been rated as one of America's 25 most beautiful campuses in the book, ‘The Campus as a Work of Art’. It also has an award-winning rose garden, located at Reiman Gardens, which was voted the best public rose garden in the U.S.
During their time studying, students have access to a range of support services. These include the Academic Success Center, which provides specially-designed programs to help individuals reach their academic goals, with help in everything from exam preparation to coping with anxiety. There is also a Careers Services Office for each school, offering job information, advice on writing a curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letters, and tips for interviews. Individual schools and colleges, meanwhile, offer dedicated careers guidance and help finding internships related to their field of study.
Students are encouraged to get involved in activities outside of the classroom, and there are over 850 student organisations to choose from. These range from academic to special interest, as well as volunteering opportunities and sports clubs. Students can also set up their own group – allowing for them to showcase their leadership skills to future employers.