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Ames is a city located in the central part of the U.S. state of Iowa in Story County. Lying approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines, it had a 2010 population of 58,965. The U.S. Census Bureau designates the Ames metropolitan statistical area as encompassing all of Story County; combined with the Boone, Iowa micropolitan statistical area (Boone County, Iowa), the pair make up the larger Ames-Boone combined statistical area. While Ames is the largest city in Story County, the county seat is in the nearby city of Nevada 8 miles (13 km) east of Ames.

Ames is the home of Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU), a public research institution with leading Agriculture, Design, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine colleges. ISU is the nation's first designated land-grant university, and the birthplace of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer, the world's first electronic digital computer. Ames hosts one of two national sites for the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) which comprises the National Veterinary Services Laboratories and the Center for Veterinary Biologics. Ames is also the home of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Disease Center. NADC is the largest federal animal disease center in the U.S., conducting research aimed at solving animal health and food safety problems faced by livestock producers and the public. Ames has the headquarters for the Iowa Department of Transportation.

In 2010, Ames was ranked ninth on CNNMoney.com "Best Places to Live" list.

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Schools in and around Ames, IA

Name
Iowa State University
Four or more years; Public; $18,280 average out-state tuition; $6,408 average in-state tuition
PCI Academy
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $14,058 average out-state tuition; $14,058 average in-state tuition
Des Moines Area Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $7,860 average out-state tuition; $3,930 average in-state tuition
La James International College-Johnston
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
Vatterott College-Des Moines
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit; $10,893 average out-state tuition; $10,893 average in-state tuition
Kaplan University-Des Moines Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $15,327 average out-state tuition; $15,327 average in-state tuition

Ames, IA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
NEWH North Central Chapter Scholarship Up to $3,000 October 15, 2016
Iowa Vocational-Technical Tuition Grant Up to $1,200 July 01, 2017
UAS7 International Study and Internship Program in Germany Varies October 01, 2016