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Coming into my junior year, I have trulyBrightBiology
Coming into my junior year, I have truly enjoyed my educational experience in the Biology department. Make sure you know what you want to do in biology by your sophomore year for an easy transition into research and advanced coursework. Iowa State overall is beautiful campus with a lot to offer. The professors are great and always willing to help in my experience. The students however are mostly Iowans. This kind of dampens the cultural aspect of the city. Everyone wears the same clothes, listens to the same music. Iowa State is not unique to this, I know. But, the agricultural community and small town mentality of many of the students leads very little common ground if you come from a big city. Beer, football, and country music are the name of the game in Ames, IA. Some of you might love that. Others (like me) might hate it. With the very low standards of acceptance, you find many individuals that don't even belong in a university. The weed out courses cut most of the classes in half by the drop-date. Iowa State offers a lot to its students educationally. But, if you want the culture center of college campuses go to UIllinois, WashU, Michigan or any school by a large city.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Surrounding City: D+
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The campus truly isBrightOther
The campus truly is a beautiful place, especially in the fall and spring! Academically, Iowa State has helped me grow a lot. The only reason I put I would attend a different university if given the chance is because I am not too fond of the city of Ames.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Individual Value: A+, Surrounding City: C+
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Don't let them choose classes for you.BrightCommunications
Don't let them choose classes for you. I did and when I wanted to withdraw the advisor would not allow it. Yes I was naive. I really got the feeling that they wanted to fail students. Because of this blunder my gpa will suffer. Find an advisor that will listen to your concerns and take the time to know you, or better yet, find a college that you are more than just a number. I am in a different college and I am glad I moved on.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A, Individual Value: F
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