Iowa State's enrollment is down slightly this year. The university says 2017's overall enrollment is 36,321, about one percent less than last year's record. The new student body number reflects a "leveling off" university leaders predicted during the past year following a decade of growth and eight consecutive years of record enrollment. The new ISU freshman class of nearly 6,000 students is down from last year's 6,300 students. The university says Iowa State's student body represents all 99 Iowa counties, all 50 states and 127 countries.