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The Iowa State University Community

Loyal. Forever. True.

Iowa State is a large university with a small feel. Forge lifelong friendships and earn a degree that will take you anywhere.

Unearth your full potential in a learning community

Find a built-in social and academic support network that makes your transition to college life easier.

About Learning Communities
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First-year students participate in at least one learning community

Senior Elvis Kimara poses in the Student Innovation Center.

Innovate at Iowa State, for me, means feeling inspired to try something new. I have built a community of like-minded friends and faculty who have supported and mentored me at Iowa State.

Elvis Kimara, senior, software engineering

Turn your passion into a profession

Choose from more than 100 majors, minors and certificates that can be customized to maximize your impact in the world.

This is where imagination sparks innovation

Thinkers, creators, and doers find everything they need to unearth their full potential at Iowa State University.

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