爱荷华州立大学（Iowa State University）是美国爱荷华州的公立大学，是一所赠地大学，位于该州艾姆斯（Ames），全称为爱荷华州立科学与技术大学（Iowa State University of Science and Technology）。该校前身为爱荷华州农业和机械艺术学院，是一座以土地拨赠法桉而创建的大学。 爱荷华州立大学在农业，工程，推广和家政居于领先的地位。在1879年建立了全美第一个州立兽医学院，在1933年建立了统计实验室，并且是世界上第一台电子计算机阿塔纳索夫-贝瑞计算机的诞生地。爱荷华州立大学现为着名的美国大学联合会中六十位成员之一。
This is certainly not to say, however, that the rest of Ames is off limits. The city has a public transportation system called Cy-Ride which is free to any ISU student, a fact often taken advantage of to go to any of Ames’s nightlife or cultural locations.
The center of the campus is a 20-acre lawn that has been lauded by the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Across from Friley is Helser, which should be avoided at all costs. Helser is old, hot and smelly. It was put up for temporary housing, and has not come down. You do get your own room, and a good location. Across from Helser are the suites. Martin and Eaton, clean, cool, with private bathrooms (shared with a connecting suite), these are the Ritz of the residence halls.
Maple, Willow, and Larch (MWL) are three eight-story dorms connected in the center by the dining center. Larch is the trashiest, and also parties the hardest. Willow is the tamest, and Maple kids are stuck up. MWL was built in the seventies, and every room is exactly the same, with built-in closets, desk, dressers, everything. Maple was recently redone. Instead of community bathrooms, there is a bathroom for every three rooms, and the furniture moves around. It is the ‘nice’ dorm. It seems the nicer your room, the less likely you are to party. I have yet to be invited to a party in Maple. Willow, Larch (and Friley), you have to work to avoid a party.
Old RCA is a group of dorm buildings across from MWL. These buildings are older, so they have quite a lot of historical character. Old RCA has cool architecture, old furniture in the dens, interesting room arrangements, and ghosts – the building is rumored to be haunted. These dorms are always a good dynamic of blend nerds, engineering nerds, honor nerds, design kids, and other various nerds.
George Washington Carver (1894) was a botanist and the inventor of peanut butter as well as over 300 hundred other uses for peanuts and hundred more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes.
Carrie Chapman Catt was a women’s suffragist who was president of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association when the 19th Amendment was adopted.
Tom Harkin (1962) is a Democratic senator from Iowa.
Ted Kooser (1962) is the thirteenth poet laureate of the United States, serving from 2004-2006.
Henry A. Wallace (1910) was the 33rd vice president of the United States, 11th secretary of agriculture, and tenth secretary of commerce.
"Iowa State University is home to the Cyclones, a team fervently loved by students and non-students alike that. In 2007, CY the Cyclone won a contest held by CBS Sportsline.com to determine the most dominant mascot on earth.
"The Iowa State Football team plays their home games at the almost always packed Jack Trice Stadium. The team’s record is outstanding, and in the 2005 football season, the Cyclones made their fifth Houston Bowl appearance in six years, playing Texas Christian University. The team is currently coached by Gene Chizik.
"Iowa State University men’s and women’s basketball team plays home games at Hilton Coliseum. Cyclone Alley is infamous in the college basketball world as being one of the loudest, passionate, and loyal student sections in the nation. Prior to the start of the season, ESPN.com picked Hilton Coliseum as the ‘Hot Arena’ in the Big 12. Coaches in the Big 12 have said, ‘regardless of talent, the Cyclones have a home court advantage like no other.’
"But, of course, the university is known for more than just football and basketball. Cyclones wrestling has taken seven NCAA Championships, and women’s cross country has taken five. And whatever sport ISU students play, they can be sure to be well supported by their fans."