Ames in of itself is beautiful. Beautiful campus with alot of good places to hang out or to cry after your tests. Only real complaint the internet in my dorm. It works for general purposes, but if I try and play a game with a friend online, it is almost unbearable. Thankfully, I'm not really a gamer. Either way, there's no way that outweighs how great a school it is It's beautiful all year round. You have the old elegant buildings, a quad, and a campanile, with sculptures littering the campus. The bussing system is excellent and is intertwined with the city. The library is huge. So many opportunities to get involved, you will never be bored.