Student Life

How do you define adventure? An intramural championship t-shirt? The 100th pizza delivered to your residence hall room? Front row seats to the show at Stephens Auditorium? All are pretty impressive feats. Iowa State's vibrant student life gives you the freedom to explore your different interests, passions, and dreams.

With more than 800 clubs and organizations some of the most memorable adventures happen outside of the classroom. President of the juggling club. Captain of your broomball team. Secretary for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. You can do it all. And more.

Cyclone power

Iowa State is a proud member of the Big 12 Conference boasting 18 intercollegiate teams. Hilton Magic. Pack the Jack. Cram the Coliseum. Cyclone Alley is saving a seat for you.

You don't need to be a big-time athlete to enjoy some major competition. Participation in Iowa State's intramurals and sports clubs number in the thousands each year. Texas Hold'em. Hockey. Water Polo. Broomball. Stampede Rodeo. Ski and Snowboard. We got it all. And more.

Group fitness classes. Rec Milers Club. Personal trainers. Outdoor Recreation. Eight recreation centers.

It's easy to see why Iowa State ranks third on the list of "America's Fittest Colleges" by Muscle and Fitness Magazine.

Entertain your brain

John Mayer. Blast. Dave Mathews Band. Metallica. Miss Siagon. Kenny Chesney. Rent. Martina McBride. STOMP. Ben Harper. O.A.R. And more.

Iowa State has outstanding facilities for the performing arts, including the 2,700-seat Stephens Auditorium, which was named the "Building of the Century" by the Iowa Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Steal the spotlight at Fisher Theatre, an intimate venue perfect for student productions and one-man acts, or rock out with 15,000 of your closest friends at Hilton Coliseum, which hosts popular concerts and other hit entertainment acts.

Experience Ames

Welcoming. Quality education. Safety. Cultural celebrations. Four seasons. Opportunity. And more.

A city of more than 50,000, Ames provides small town warmth and big city opportunities. The city is well-known for its personal safety, educational offerings, and convenient city-wide public transportation.

Start your adventure here.