Tuition & Fees

$9,320

$24,508

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
20%
600-699
36%
500-599
35%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
36%
400-499
12%
30-36
20%
24-29
37%
18-23
34%
12-17
9%
30-36
17%
24-29
49%
18-23
26%
12-17
8%
30-36
17%
24-29
46%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

58%

male

42%

female

1

teacher

19

students

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Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,082
Declined + 1,773
Total Received 18,855
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Public

29,621

undergraduate students

5,371

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Kinesiology/health
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 6306
ACT 1320

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School Facts

Iowa State University, 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 34,992
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ATMAE (Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  PAB (Planning Accreditation Board)
•  SAF (Society of American Foresters)

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Ames, IA

1,813-acre campus in Ames (population: 66,498), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
35%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
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

 
44 fraternities 19% of male students
 
36 sororities 27% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
20%
600-699
36%
500-599
35%
400-499
8%
300-399
1%
700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
36%
400-499
12%
30-36
20%
24-29
37%
18-23
34%
12-17
9%
30-36
17%
24-29
49%
18-23
26%
12-17
8%
30-36
17%
24-29
46%
18-23
34%
12-17
3%

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 Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

90%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,082
Declined + 1,773
Total Received 18,855

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

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,006

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,320
Room & board $9,149
Books & supplies $1,041
Total $19,510
Average Financial Aid - $13,006
Total with Avg. Aid $6,504

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $33,631,318
State $1,183,340
Institutional $75,822,090
Other external $4,822,090
Total $115,458,838

Non-need-based

Federal $2,707,748
State $577,763
Institutional $37,457,481
Other external $8,614,973
Total $49,357,965

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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 478-2998
F: 515 294-0851
financialaid@iastate.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Roberta Johnson
Director of Student Financial Aid
rljohns@iastate.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

airsoft, archery, badminton, ballroom dance, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, canoeing/kayaking, crew, cricket, cycling, disc golf, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, golf, hockey, Kumdo, lacrosse, martial arts, motocross, mountaineering/climbing, Nordic skiing, paintball, quidditch, riflery/pistol, rodeo, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, trap/skeet, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, weight lifting, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

airsoft, archery, badminton, ballroom dance, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, canoeing/kayaking, crew, cricket, cycling, disc golf, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, fitness training, golf, hockey, Kumdo, lacrosse, martial arts, motocross, mountaineering/climbing, Nordic skiing, paintball quidditch, riflery/pistol, rodeo, rugby, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, trap/skeet, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, water skiing, weight lifting

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, broomball, curling, disc golf, dodgeball, floor hockey, foosball, football (flag/sand), golf, ice hockey, pickleball, quidditch, soccer (indoor/outdoor), spikeball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/sand/water), wrestling, yoga

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/Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural/Life Sciences Education
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
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Economics
Business/Technology
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
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Crop Production/Physiology
Culinary Science
Dairy Science
Diet/Exercise
Dietetics
Early Childcare Education
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
Energy Systems Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
English
Entomology
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Event Management
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education/Studies
Finance
Financial Counseling/Planning
Fisheries Biology
Food Science
Food Science/Technology
Forestry
French
Genetics
Geology
German
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 Design
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Agriculture
International Business
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Health
Landscape Architecture
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
Nursing
Nutrition Sciences
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Research
Organic Chemistry
Performing Arts
Philosophy
Physical Chemistry
Physics
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Pre-Architecture
Pre-Athletic Training
Pre-Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
Pre-Business
Pre-Community/Regional Planning
Pre-Computer Science
Pre-Diet/Exercise
Pre-Dietetics
Pre-Early Childcare Education/Programming
Pre-Graphic Design
Pre-Human Medicine
Pre-Industrial Design
Pre-Integrated Studio Arts
Pre-Interior Design
Pre-Landscape Architecture
Pre-Law
Pre-Liberal Studies
Pre-Veterinarian Medicine
Professional Practice in Dietetics
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
Spanish
Speech Communications
Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Environments
Systems Engineering
Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics
Technical Communications
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/Gender Studies
World Languages/Cultures
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Kinesiology/health
  3. Marketing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • External degree program
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Home Economics
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

34,992

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

29,621
students

Female
42%
12,546

Male
58%
17,075

15%

5,371
students

Female
47%
2,537

Male
53%
2,834

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

27,929
students

Female
43%
11,887

Male
57%
16,042

6%

1,692
students

Female
39%
659

Male
61%
1,033

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
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

80%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

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
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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

Consuela Cooper
Senior Associate Director for Recruitment, Admissions
515 294-2196
admissions@iastate.edu

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