Campus Community at Iowa State University
Of the roughly 26,000 students attending Iowa State,
- approximately 4,700 are graduate students,
- 2,500 are international students (graduate and undergraduate), and
- 40 percent of all graduate students are women.
See the list of students currently working as research assistants at the Center for Transportation Research and Education. Many of these students are studying transportation or a related field such as civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation engineering or bridge engineering.
Students interested in transportation usually join the Transportation Student Association.
Beardshear Hall, home to Student Financial Aid and the Office of the
(Photo © Iowa State University)
The campus derives its beauty from buildings representing a mixture of modern and classical architecture, surrounded by a rich and varied landscape of trees and foliage. Outstanding campus features include the Durham Computation Center; the Parks Library, an excellent research facility with approximately two million volumes; and the Iowa State University Center, comprised of the 2,750-seat C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, the James H. Hilton Coliseum (seats 14,500), the Fisher Theater (seats 422), and the Scheman Continuing Education building. Events include Big 12 athletic contests and a variety of nationally renowned music, theater, and continuing educational opportunities.
See more campus/community links via Iowa State's admissions website.
City of Ames
Iowa State University is located in Ames, a small city (approximately 50,000) near the center of the state, just 35 miles north of the state's capitol city, Des Moines. The City of Ames offers a safe and pleasant environment with a wealth of special events, recreation, and entertainment opportunities, including city-sponsored recreational leagues and community arts organizations. The national award-winning Cy-Ride bus system and many bicycle and walking paths make Iowa State University's campus easily accessible from anywhere in town.