Iowa State University
Iowa State University was officially established on March 22, 1858, by the legislature of the State of Iowa and is a public, land-grant University, where students get a great academic start in learning communities and stay active in 800-plus student organizations, undergrad research, internships and study abroad. The university?s academic offerings are administered through ten colleges that offer more than 100 bachelors, graduate and doctoral degree in vast areas of specialization.
The Iowa State research enterprise includes nearly 100 centers and institutes, world-class facilities and award-winning researchers and scholars. It's research community aims to help solve society?s greatest challenges and improve lives by creating a vibrant and supportive environment for scholarly and artistic endeavors and integrating the research mission with the education and outreach missions of the university. ISU belongs to the Association of American Universities, an invitation-only organization of the 62 top public and private research institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Among its faculty are Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners, Fulbright scholars, National Endowment for the Humanities awardees, Presidential Early Career Award winners and 10 national academy members.
The University Library provides extensive research collections, services and information literacy instruction/information for all students. Facilities consist of the main Parks Library, the Veterinary Medical Library, Design Reading Room, and a remote library storage building. The library's extensive collections include electronic and print resources that support research and study for all undergraduate and graduate programs. Nationally recognized collections support the basic and applied fields of biological and physical sciences. Library holdings include more than 2,858,448 volumes and approximately 121,125 current serial titles and has access to 447,689 electronic books.
The main campus is located at Ames, Iowa, which is 30 minutes north of Des Moines, Iowa?s state capital and largest population and business center. The campus is spread across 1,900 acres and is ranked among the nation?s most beautiful campus.
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