• Clarinet players in parade

    Ames: Fourth best college town in the United States under 250,000 residents.

    American Institute for Economic Research 2010

  • Campanile on central campus

    Iowa State University: Among the top 50 public universities in the nation.

    U.S. News and World Report

  • Student playing guitar

    Ames: Among the 100 best communities that make youth a priority.

    America's Promise Alliance 2010

  • Groundbreaking

    Ames: 17th best small place in America for business and careers.

    Forbes.com 2010

  • Aerial view of central campus

    Iowa State University: One of the 25 most beautiful campuses in the nation.

    Campus as a Work of Art

  • Students working on GPS equipment

    Iowa State University: One of only 10 public universities recognized for outstanding internships/co-ops.

    U.S. News and World Report

  • Groundbreaking

    Ames: 9th best place to live in the United States.

    Money 2011

  • Jogger

    Iowa State University: No. 2 in 'Best Universities to Work For'

    Glassdoor 2011

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