Iowa State University is located on a lush, sprawling 2,000 acre campus in Ames, Iowa, a college town of 51,000 and Midwest cultural center. The park-like campus is ranked as one of the most beautiful throughout the four seasons with 161 buildings and an extensive public art collection. It is home to the Iowa State Center, an entertainment and sports complex that attracts internationally known performers and touring events. Ames is near Des Moines, the state capital and a center for insurance, finance, and communications. Ames is a quick flight or drive from most major Midwest cities.
An AAU, Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, and the nation's first land-grant school, Iowa State offers nationally recognized programs among 112 majors in the sciences and humanities in six undergraduate colleges. Students work alongside faculty on research and utilize the Parks Library (over 2.3 million volumes). The university's extensive computer system offers wireless service throughout campus. Classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Noted for an exceptional extracurricular environment, the campus is home to 550 clubs and organizations, the world-class Lied Recreation Center, and extensive intramural programs. Iowa State is a Big 12 school, and the Cyclone athletic program is immensely popular with students and the community.
For the purpose of applying for NSE with Iowa State, English may be considered your native language if you have been raised in an environment where English is the only official language of your locality and nation, and English has been the primary language used in your home. Applicants whose native language is not English must meet an English proficiency requirement. They may do so in one of the following ways:
Students who have taken English courses at a US institution are not exempt from submitting the required proficiency exam scores.
Engineering majors must have a 3.00 GPA. Enrollment in kinesiology, journalism, and College of Design courses is extremely limited.
Athletic Training, Graphic Design, and Management Information Systems.