Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$9,319

$24,507

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
43%
500-599
35%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
700-800
23%
600-699
35%
500-599
33%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
36%
12-17
3%
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undergraduateRatios

58%

male

42%

female

1

teacher

18

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,796
Declined 1,450
Total Received 18,246
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Public

29,621

undergraduate students

5,371

graduate students

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Location

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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 34,992
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational

Scholarships

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.

  • Metropolitan area: Des Moines
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Des Moines International

Iowa State University
100 Enrollment Services Center
Ames
50011

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
39%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Greek Life
  • Intramural Sports Activities
  • Club Sports

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Family Weekend

Fun Facts

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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
27%
Top 1/4
59%
Top 1/2
91%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
43%
500-599
35%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
700-800
23%
600-699
35%
500-599
33%
400-499
7%
300-399
0
30-36
17%
24-29
41%
18-23
36%
12-17
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.64

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,796
Declined 1,450
Total Received 18,246

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 123
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,042
Room & board $9,149
Additional fees $1,277.90
Books & supplies $1,041
Other fees $2,030
Total $21,539.90

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

Scholarships

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Ice hockey, Ultimate frisbee

Intramural Sports Women

Ice hockey, Ultimate frisbee

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Table tennis, Water polo, Weight lifting

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Bowling, Crew, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Field hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Riflery, Rock climbing, Rugby, Skiing (downhill), Table tennis, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business Technology
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Public Services, Other
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agriculture, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Apparel and Textiles, General
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Army JROTC/ROTC
Athletic Training/Trainer
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biological/Biosystems Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business Statistics
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Child Care and Support Services Management
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Construction Engineering
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare
Dairy Science
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Design and Visual Communications, General
Dietetics/Dietitian
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Ecology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Family and Community Services
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Financial Planning and Services
Food Science
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
Genetics, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design
History, General
Horticultural Science
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology/Technician
Interior Design
International/Global Studies
Journalism
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Landscape Architecture
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
Meeting and Event Planning
Meteorology
Microbiology, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Nutrition Sciences
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
Technical and Scientific Communication
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Women's Studies
Zoology/Animal Biology, Other
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

34,992

total students

63%

in-state

37%

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 88%
Student 4 year graduation rate 47%
Student 5 year graduation rate 25%
Student 6 year graduation rate 3%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
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

1,542

Transfer students enrolled

4%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Legal
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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