Iowa State University

Ames, IA


Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the world’s leading institutions of agriculture, with more than 150 years of leadership in science, education and extension. The college educates future leaders, conducts mission-oriented research and shares new knowledge for the betterment of Iowa and the world. The college is one of the top destinations in the nation for students pursuing careers in agriculture and related areas. The college offers nearly 30 undergraduate career paths, from animal science, agronomy and horticulture to biology, genetics and environmental science. Extensive student-faculty interactions build a dynamic community and a high-impact experience promoting student achievement. In 2013, undergraduate enrollment set an all-time record. The college has the nation’s largest career fair for agricultural students and its placement rate has been 97 percent or higher for 16 years in a row. The college also is a national leader in helping students gain international experiences — with study-abroad programs on all 7 continents in 2014 — and sharpen their entrepreneurial skills.