Stadium View is located in Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University. ISU was established in 1858 and became one of the nation’s first land-grant universities in 1864. ISU is a nationally recognized academic institution and home to 10 colleges and schools that offer 116 bachelor’s degree programs, 100 master’s degree programs and 83 Ph.D.- level programs.
ISU has been named one of the nation’s most affordable colleges with high returns on investment, and is consistently ranked by College Atlas as one of the “Best Colleges and Universities in the Nation.”
ISU is already the largest university in Iowa with an enrollment of more than 36,000 students and, according to AXIOMetrics University Report Summary for Iowa State University Fall 2017, ISU’s enrollment is projected to continue to grow by an additional 3,350 students by 2021 with an average rate of enrollment growth of 1.8% annually for the next five years.
According to the ISU Residence Department, ISU currently only offers 11,677 beds in university-owned or operated residential housing projects despite student enrollment of more than 36,000 and growing. There are no plans for construction of additional campus owned units in the near future, which means more than two thirds of ISU students will continue to require off-campus, independently owned student housing.
There is no requirement for ISU students to live on campus, resulting in average off-campus occupancy rates of 98%. Currently, there are 29 off-campus “purpose-built” student housing properties totaling 5,179 beds. New off-campus purpose built student housing in the pipeline consists of:
- 537 beds deliver in 2018; adjacent to campus
- Another 800 beds planned, but not scheduled; 2.09 miles from campus