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Tuition & Fees

$7,736

$20,856

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,990
Declined + 2,409
Total Received 18,399
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undergraduateRatios

57%

43%

male

female

1  :  19

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Finance
  3. Kinesiology/health
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School Facts

Iowa State, founded in 1858, is a public, land-grant doctoral/research extensive university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Business, Design, Engineering, Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine. Its 1,795-acre campus is located in Ames, IA, 30 miles north of Des Moines.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 34,435
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)
•  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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Codes

SAT 6306
ACT 1320

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Public

28,893

undergraduate students

5,542

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
23%
500-599
33%
400-499
26%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
18%
600-699
42%
500-599
25%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
47%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%
30-36
17%
24-29
40%
18-23
36%
12-17
7%
30-36
16%
24-29
50%
18-23
26%
12-17
8%
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Ames, IA

1,795-acre campus in Ames (population: 61,792), 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
35%
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

 
32 fraternities 12% of male students
 
20 sororities 18% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
23%
500-599
33%
400-499
26%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
700-800
18%
600-699
42%
500-599
25%
400-499
13%
300-399
2%
200-299
0
30-36
15%
24-29
47%
18-23
35%
12-17
3%
30-36
17%
24-29
40%
18-23
36%
12-17
7%
30-36
16%
24-29
50%
18-23
26%
12-17
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,990
Declined + 2,409
Total Received 18,399

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 $6,648
Room $4,279
Board $3,271
Additional fees $1,088
Books & supplies $1,034
Total $16,320
Average Financial Aid - $11,793
Total with Avg. Aid $4,527

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,793

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $28,199,234
State $2,146,535
Institutional $55,524,715
Other external $4,202,398
Total $90,072,882

Non-need-based

Federal $2,130,307
State $406,935
Institutional $25,895,224
Other external $7,900,291
Total $36,332,757

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 History/Rural Studies
Agricultural Meteorology
Agricultural Studies
Agricultural Systems Technology
Agricultural/Life Sciences Education
Agronomy
Analytical Chemistry
Animal Breeding/Genetics
Animal Ecology
Animal Physiology
Animal Science
Anthropology
Apparel Merchandising/Design/Production
Applied Linguistics/Technology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art/Design
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biological Systems Engineering
Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biophysics
Biorenewable Resources/Technology
Botany
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Child/Adult/Family Services
Civil Engineering
Communication Studies
Community/Regional Planning
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Condensed Matter Physics
Construction Engineering
Creative Writing/Environment
Crop Production/Physiology
Dairy Science
Diet/Exercise
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering Mechanics
English
Enterprise Computing
Entomology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Exercise/Sport Science
Family Finance/Housing/Policy
Family/Consumer Science Education
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education/Studies
Finance
Fisheries Biology
Food Safety
Food Science
Food Science/Technology
Foodservice/Lodging Management
Forestry
Genetics
Geology
Global Resource Systems
Graphic Design
Health/Human Performance
High Energy Physics
History
History of Technology/Science
Horticulture
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Computer Interaction
Human Development/Family Studies
Human/Computer Interaction
Immunobiology
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Agricultural Technology
Information Assurance
Information Systems
Inorganic Chemistry
Integrated Visual Arts
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Agriculture
International Business
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Landscape Architecture
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Logistics/Supply Chain Management
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
Pest Management
Philosophy
Physical Chemistry
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology
Plant Physiology
Political Science
Production/Operations Management
Professional Agriculture
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Public Service/Administration in Agriculture
Religious Studies
Rhetoric/Composition/Professional Communication
Rhetoric/Professional Communication
Rural Sociology
School Mathematics
Science Education
Seed Science
Seed Technology/Business
Sociology
Software Engineering
Soil Science
Speech Communications
Statistics
Sustainable Agriculture
Systems Engineering
Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics
Technical Communications
Textiles/Clothing
Toxicology
Transportation
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Microbiology
Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Wildlife Biology
Women's Studies
World Languages/Cultures
Zoology
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Undergraduate

84%

28,893
students

Female
43%
12,544

Male
57%
16,349

Graduate

16%

5,542
students

Female
47%
2,601

Male
53%
2,941

undergraduateFull-time

94%

27,436
students

Female
44%
12,002

Male
56%
15,434

undergraduatePart-time

6%

1,457
students

Female
38%
542

Male
62%
915

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
4%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
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

66%

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

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
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

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

Not Reported

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 housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 110
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
India
Iran
Malaysia
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

Patricia Parker
Assistant Director
515 294-5836
admissions@iastate.edu

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