Accepted to ISU as a transfer student!

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  1. ehann

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    #1 ehann, Jan 18, 2013
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    I'm Edd from the UK, and as you can tell I'm new to this forum, the reason behind this is, I found out I'm coming to Iowa State next year!

    So I've come here to get the lowdown on the place (past the research I've done on all of the academic issues and stuff you would read on there website!)

    Whats the party scene like? Which halls should I go for? What are the girls like? I hear theres a pretty big gender imbalance.

    (sorry about the second thread, forgot you americans say transfer to mean something different to exchange!)
     
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  2. CycloneNorth

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    There is only girl for every 74 guys.
     
  3. CyFan61

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    Campus is about 57% male. Adjusted for engineers with no social life, it's pretty close to 50-50.

    If you have a British accent, you will have no shortage of women to choose from.
     
  4. aauummm

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  5. Rabbuk

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    Hi Ed from Kentucky.
     
  6. aauummm

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    That's what I was going to say! It's a bit presumptuous of the original poster to say he's from the UK and we are to assume that he means Great Britain.
     
  7. cyclonepower

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    another transfer...great...
     
  8. ehann

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    Haha, sorry guys, yeah I am from England, from Birmingham (no Alabama!), I'm going on an exchange program next year (didnt realise you americans said transfer to say something else), Im really excited about it though. How do you guys go out? Do you all drink etc.? Its gonna be a bit of a culture shock suddenly not being bale to drink or anything.
     
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    After doing a survey with 178 guys and 1 girl, I estimated that there is only 1 girl for every 178 guys
     
  10. Rabbuk

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    Drinking is encouraged, we have an entire week devoted to it.
     
  11. aauummm

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    chuckle.... you'll have a great time. Don't be too worried. Cyclones party like crazy and the women are wild.
     
  12. ehann

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    Ah it can't be that bad... surely! All I've seen about american college comes from Van Wilder and American Pie... is it anything like that all? And accommodation, where would you guys recommend?
     
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    Friley Hall is a good time, but you'll have a good time in any of the dorms. And as already mentioned, you will do very well with the ladies with a British accent
     
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    If you believe college will be like Van Wilder, American Pie, or any other college movie prepare to be disappointed.
     
  16. driegner

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    #16 driegner, Jan 18, 2013
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    Are you living in the dorms? What's your major? How old are you?

    I think, if I had to guess, you're going to be surprised how rural the midwest really is. Ames is a great town, though, and I think you'll find there's plenty to do. Wether you're 21 or not, there'll be no shortage of alcohol around you (learn the laws, and be smart). The party situation os largely house-parties, most of the west edge of campus is older homes and very saturated with students.

    Make sure you see at least one football game, and tailgate before. Make sure you see one basketball game and go out afterwards. If you live in a dorm, do some intramurals, it's a great way to make friends and blow off steam.

    Do EVERYTHING you can during Homecoming and VEISHEA, best two weeks of being a student, IMO. Take the bus only if you're late, I really miss walking through the gorgeous campus.

    Good luck, have fun, and Go Cyclones!

    *EDIT: Depending on what winters are like in your hometown you may need to invest in a heavy winter coat.
     
  17. Jordanj6502

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    Do you have a list of choices? And how old are you?
     
  18. ehann

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    I'm 19 at the moment, will be 20 for pretty much all of next academic year, I look forward to the famed american house party! My accommodation choices are richardson court,buchannan residence, wallace hall and federiksen court, those words mean nothing to me at the moment!
     
  19. kberyldial

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    I'm no where near college age as I attended ISU in the late 80's early 90's. But I partied all night, many years ago in Chicago, at an England vs. USA friendly soccer game at Soldier Field and then into the wee hours of the night. The answer to your repeated question about drinking is YES - we drink. However, if you party like the guys from England that I drank with that night - you'll be just fine.
     
  20. HFCS

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    I have only spent about a week in the UK, but from what I gather Ames is going to be a lot colder AND a lot hotter than what you're used to at different times of the year.

    Not sure which residence hall serves the best bangers and mash ;-)

    Like others have said, go to Cyclone football and basketball games even if you're not a big fan, student tickets are a steal. I did a semester in Europe and became a huge soccer/football fan with very little knowledge about it before I went, I'm sure the reverse would be true. Party it up but be smart if you're not 21 because surprisingly it really is enforced especially for those stumbling around outside.
     

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