Set yourself up for success

Learning communities provide students with a small-group experience in a big university. You'll find people with similar interests, peer mentor support and opportunities that create an instant support network for your social and academic activities.

A learning community is a great thing to be a part of. It allows you to start making connections with professors, students, advisors, and many others at Iowa State. It is also very helpful with the adjustment to college.

Learning community student feedback

A national leader

The success of Iowa State's learning communities program is nationally recognized and serves as a model for other universities. Participating students perform better academically and connect more deeply with the campus community with the help of dedicated faculty, staff and peer mentors. 

Community-building and collaboration

With 85+ learning communities to choose from, you're sure to find a fit. Residential living community and nonresidential options are available.