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Iowa State University
Ames, IA
Established 1858
Students- 28,682
Undergraduates- 23,104
Postgraduates- 4,991
Endowment- 452.2 million
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Iowa State University of Science and Technology, more commonly known as Iowa State UniversityIowa State, or ISU, is a public land-grant and space-grant research university located in AmesIowaUnited States. Until 1959 it was known as the Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts.

Founded in 1858 and coeducational from its start, Iowa State became the nation’s first designated land-grant institution when the Iowa Legislature accepted the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act on September 11, 1862, making Iowa the first state in the nation to do so. Iowa State's academic offerings are administered today through eight colleges, including the graduate college, that offer over 100 bachelor's degree programs, 112 master's degree programs, and 83 at the Ph.D. level, plus a professional degree program in Veterinary Medicine.

ISU is classified as a Research University with very high research activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university is a group member of the Association of American Universities and the Universities Research Association, and a charter member of the Big 12 Conference.