If you want the convenience and connection that on-campus living offers, but you want to live in a more independent environment, then you should consider one of our apartment communities.
In order to be eligible to live in a Department of Residence apartment, you must be at least 19 years old or in your second year at Iowa State.
Meal plans are encouraged, but not required in our apartment communities.
"Freddy" as it's known by our students offers four-person apartments with either two or four bedrooms. The apartments are fully furnished and are located on the north end of campus.
SUV offers two bedroom apartments and is located on the north end of campus near Veenker Memorial Golf Course. University Village offers housing for single student and mixed-gender roommate pairs and Schilletter Village is home to families and some single students.
Leased Properties (Off-Campus)
Due to the popularity of on-campus housing and strong enrollment, the DOR needed additional space. To accommodate this increased demand, we have leased space in multiple apartment communities and are offering these spaces as University managed housing. These communities are fully staffed and offer all of the benefits of living on campus such as:
- Fully furnished bedrooms, living areas and kitchens
- Private bedrooms
- Academically-friendly leases
- All utilities included
- Conveniently billed to your Ubill
Legacy Tower - Located a block south of campus on Stanton Avenue in Campustown, Legacy consists of one, two, three, four and five bedroom furnished apartments. Legacy has a hall director and eight Community Advisers as well as community gathering space.
Maricopa - Located in West Ames on Maricopa Drive off of Mortensen Road, Maricopa consists of one, two, and four bedroom furnished apartments. Each bedroom has a private bathroom.
Walton - On Walton Drive just off Mortensen Road, each apartment is one level. In the two bedroom units, each bedroom has a private, attached bathroom. In the three bedroom units, one of the bedrooms has a private attached bathroom while the other two bedrooms share a bathroom.
Mayfield, Pointe West, Twain Circle & West Ridge - West of South Dakota and north of Mortensen in West Ames. These apartments consists of two, three, and four bedroom apartments. Single level and two level apartments, all apartments have two bathrooms. Some apartments even include Walk In Closets.
Tripp - Located at 3732 Tripp St, this building has apartments that are four bedrooms and two full baths. The building is located off of Lincoln Way behind West Hy Vee. The apartments are fully furnished.
Iowa State West Apartments has a hall director, a graduate assistant and 12 community advisers as well as community gathering space.