Iowa State University: Ranking & Review

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Ames Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 46 65
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

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

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

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
Engineering 1,404 228 102 1,734
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 1,169 139 16 1,324
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 751 78 21 850
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 347 76 39 462
Education 292 133 35 460
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 279 28 15 322
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 302 5 3 310
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 281 15 296
Visual and Performing Arts 259 23 282
Psychology 232 12 10 254
Health Professions and Related Programs 97 9 146 252
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 163 36 9 208
Social Sciences 142 31 16 189
Architecture and Related Services 130 57 187
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 69 82 7 158
Physical Sciences 91 10 38 139
Mathematics and Statistics 74 22 26 122
English Language and Literature & Letters 76 23 3 102
Natural Resources and Conservation 86 10 3 99
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 94 94
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 58 11 69
History 61 5 2 68
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 55 4 59
Philosophy and Religious Studies 19 19
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 15 15
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 7 7
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 population10,000 - 50,000
Phone5152944111
Fax+1 (515) 294 2592

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