Iowa State University: Ranking & Review

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Ames
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United States
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World
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14665
Top 1%

Iowa State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate89%89%90%
Applicants19,26210,3848,878
Admissions17,2089,1998,009
Enrolled undergraduates5,9443,3282,616
Enrolled total (including graduate students)36,15820,67115,487

6,733 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,406 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores505
Percent of students submitting SAT scores9%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
650
Math
635

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores5,369
Percent of students submitting ACT scores90%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
25
ACT Math
24

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Iowa State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$20,606$34,442
Off-campus$20,606$34,442
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,162 and other expenses per full academic year.

Iowa State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 12,231 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$7,456$21,292
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,180$1,180
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$311$888
Tuition for Full-time graduates$8,944$22,656
Fees for full-time graduates$1,134$1,134
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$497$1,259

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering1,4042281021,734
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1,169139161,324
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences7517821850
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3477639462
Education29213335460
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences2792815322
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies30253310
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs28115296
Visual and Performing Arts25923282
Psychology2321210254
Health Professions and Related Programs979146252
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies163369208
Social Sciences1423116189
Architecture and Related Services13057187
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services69827158
Physical Sciences911038139
Mathematics and Statistics742226122
English Language and Literature & Letters76233102
Natural Resources and Conservation8610399
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities9494
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields581169
History615268
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics55459
Philosophy and Religious Studies1919
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1515
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies77
Grand Total6,5531,0334958,081

A total of 6,553 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Iowa State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,528 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate73%70%77%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 68%

General info

Alternative namesISU
Founded1858
MottoScience with Practice
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorscardinal, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff6,301
Instructional FTE1,679
Research FTE521
Public Service FTE201
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.iastate.edu
Address1750 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa, 50011-2103
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population59,000
Phone5152944111
Fax+1 (515) 294 2592

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