160 Years of Leadership
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is one of the world’s leading institutions of agriculture, with more than 160 years of leadership in science, education and extension.
The college educates future leaders, conducts mission-oriented research and shares new knowledge for the betterment of Iowa and the world.
The college is one of eight colleges at Iowa State University, which is one of the most influential land grant universities in the nation. Iowa State ranks among the best in the world for agricultural programs. The college ranked in the top four percent worldwide among 301 institutions for the past five years and has ranked in the top 10 list four of the past six years. (QS World University Rankings, agricultural and forestry programs).