Tuition & Fees

$8,636

$22,472

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
21%
500-599
34%
400-499
30%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
34%
500-599
32%
400-499
15%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
20%
24-29
39%
18-23
34%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
51%
18-23
27%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
49%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

57%

43%

male

female

1
19

teacher

students

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Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,002
Declined + 2,431
Total Received 19,433
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Public

30,671

undergraduate students

5,096

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 6306
ACT 1320

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School Facts

Iowa State, founded in 1858, is a public, land-grant doctoral/research extensive university. Its 1,813-acre campus is located in Ames, IA, 30 miles north of Des Moines.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 35,767
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Ames, IA

1,813-acre campus in Ames (population: 66,191), 35 miles from Des Moines. Served by bus; major airport serves Des Moines; train serves Osceola (85 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Iowa State University
100 Enrollment Services Center
Ames, IA 50011

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
33%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
47 fraternities 13% of male students
 
33 sororities 21% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
21%
500-599
34%
400-499
30%
300-399
6%
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
34%
500-599
32%
400-499
15%
300-399
4%
200-299
0
30-36
20%
24-29
39%
18-23
34%
12-17
7%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
51%
18-23
27%
12-17
6%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
16%
24-29
49%
18-23
33%
12-17
2%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
($50 for international applicants)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Not used
SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required
ACT only Considered if submitted

Not Selective

87%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,002
Declined + 2,431
Total Received 19,433

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Katharine Suski
Director of Admissions
P: 800 262-3810
F: 515 294-2592
admissions@iastate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,456
Room $4,429
Board $3,927
Additional fees $1,180
Books & supplies $994
Total $17,986
Average Financial Aid - $11,923
Total with Avg. Aid $6,063

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,923

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $29,568,104
State $1,260,899
Institutional $61,594,907
Other external $4,472,235
Total $96,896,145

Non-need-based

Federal $2,600,884
State $518,336
Institutional $31,879,987
Other external $9,715,924
Total $44,715,131

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Big 12 Conference (Division I)
Mascot
Cy
School colors
cardinal and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Biochemistry
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Meteorology
Agricultural Studies
Agricultural Systems Technology
Agricultural/Life Sciences Education
Agricultural/Life Sciences Exploration
Agriculture/Society
Agronomy
Analytical Chemistry
Animal Breeding/Genetics
Animal Ecology
Animal Physiology
Animal Science
Anthropology
Apparel Merchandising/Design/Production
Apparel/Merchandising/Design
Applied Linguistics/Technology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Architecture
Art/Design
Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biological Systems Engineering
Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Biorenewable Resources/Technology
Botany
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Economics
Business/Technology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child/Adult/Family Services
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Communication Studies
Community/Regional Planning
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Condensed Matter Physics
Construction Engineering
Creative Writing/Environment
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Crop Production/Physiology
Culinary Science
Dairy Science
Dance
Design
Diet/Exercise
Dietetics
Early Childcare Education
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Education/Agriculture/Life Sciences Education
Education/Biology
Education/Chemistry
Education/Earth Science
Education/English
Education/Family/Consumer Sciences Education/Studies
Education/History
Education/Kinesiology/Health
Education/Mathematics
Education/Music
Education/Physics
Education/Political Science
Education/Speech Communication
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Energy Systems Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
English
Enterprise Computing
Entomology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Event Management
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education/Studies
Fashion
Fashion Merchandising
Finance
Financial Counseling/Planning
Fine Arts
Fisheries Biology
Food Safety
Food Science
Food Science/Technology
Forestry
Genetics
Geology
Gerontology
Global Resource Systems
Graphic Design
High Energy Physics
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Computer Interaction
Human Development/Family Studies
Human/Computer Interaction
Immunobiology
Industrial Design
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Agricultural Technology
Information Assurance
Information Systems
Inorganic Chemistry
Integrated Studio Arts
Integrated Visual Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Agriculture
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Health
Landscape Architecture
Latino/a Studies
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Meat Science
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Microbiology
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Music
Neuroscience
Nuclear Physics
Nutrition Sciences
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Research
Organic Chemistry
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physical Chemistry
Physical Education
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Pre-Human Medicine
Pre-Law
Preprofessional Health Programs
Production/Operations Management
Psychology
Public Relations
Religious Studies
Rhetoric/Composition/Professional Communication
Rhetoric/Professional Communication
Rural Sociology
Rural/Agricultural/Technological/Environmental History
School Mathematics
Science Education
Seed Science
Seed Technology/Business
Sociology
Software Engineering
Soil Science
Speech Communications
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Environments
Systems Engineering
Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics
Technical Communications
Theatre
Toxicology
Transportation
Urban Design
Veterinary Clinical Science
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Microbiology
Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Wildlife Ecology
Wind Energy Science/Engineering/Policy
Women's Studies
World Languages/Cultures
Zoology
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Undergraduate

86%

30,671
students

Female
43%
13,087

Male
57%
17,584

Graduate

14%

5,096
students

Female
41%
2,102

Male
59%
2,994

undergraduateFull-time

94%

28,872
students

Female
43%
12,369

Male
57%
16,503

undergraduatePart-time

6%

1,799
students

Female
40%
718

Male
60%
1,081

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

78%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented China
India
Iran
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Maura Flaschner
Associate Director
515 294-7095
admissions@iastate.edu

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