Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$9,316

$24,504

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
480
75th
680
25th
530
75th
28
25th
21
75th
28
25th
21
75th
28
25th
21
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

female

18

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,882
Declined 2,341
Total Received 20,223
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Public

29,246

undergraduate students

6,073

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 35,319
Established in 1858
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Iowa State University
100 Enrollment Services Center
Ames, IA
50011

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
37%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
480
75th
680
25th
530
75th
28
25th
21
75th
28
25th
21
75th
28
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Other application fee ($50 for international applicants)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) July 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 17,882
Declined 2,341
Total Received 20,223

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
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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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Financial Aid

97%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$6,497

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,042
Housing $4,783
Food $4,410
Additional fees $1,274
Books & supplies $1,001
Total $19,510
Average Financial Aid - $6,497
Total with Avg. Aid $13,013

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $32,914,325
State $1,407,485
Institutional $79,663,868
Other external $5,246,859
Total $119,232,537

Non-need-based

Federal $2,865,658
State $444,042
Institutional $40,498,949
Other external $8,457,725
Total $52,266,374

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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. yes yes
Advertising. yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations. yes
Agricultural Animal Breeding. yes yes
Agricultural Economics. yes
Agricultural Engineering. yes yes yes
Agricultural Mechanization, General. yes
Agricultural Teacher Education. yes yes yes
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding. yes yes
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture. yes yes
Agronomy and Crop Science. yes yes yes
Analytical Chemistry. yes yes
Animal Physiology. yes yes
Animal Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Apparel and Textiles, General. yes yes yes
Applied Linguistics. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Area Studies, Other. yes
Astrophysics. yes yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes
Bioinformatics. yes yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes yes
Biophysics. yes yes yes
Biotechnology. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Child Development. yes
City/Urban, Community, and Regional Planning. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Computational Science. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. yes yes
Construction Engineering. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis. yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare. yes
Dairy Science. yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes yes
Dietetics/Dietitian. yes yes
Ecology. yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Education, General. yes yes
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Electromechanical Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Elementary Particle Physics. yes yes
Energy Systems Engineering, General. yes
Engineering Mechanics. yes yes
Engineering/Industrial Management. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
Entomology. yes yes yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Design/Architecture. yes
Environmental Science. yes yes yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes yes
Family Resource Management Studies, General. yes
Family and Community Services. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education. yes
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General. yes yes
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management. yes yes
Fashion/Apparel Design. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management. yes yes
Food Science. yes yes yes
Forest Sciences and Biology. yes
Forestry, General. yes yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Genetics, General. yes yes yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Gerontology. yes yes
Graphic Design. yes yes
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration. yes
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Horticultural Science. yes yes yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes yes yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes yes
Human Development and Family Studies, General. yes yes
Human Nutrition. yes yes
Immunology. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes yes
Information Technology. yes yes
Inorganic Chemistry. yes yes
Interior Design. yes yes
International Agriculture. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
Journalism. yes yes
Landscape Architecture. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes
Livestock Management. yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Materials Engineering. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator. yes
Meeting and Event Planning. yes
Meteorology. yes yes yes
Microbiology, General. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes yes
Nuclear Physics. yes yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes
Organic Chemistry. yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Chemistry. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology. yes yes
Plant Physiology. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Public Relations/Image Management. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Soil Science and Agronomy, General. yes yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Systems Engineering. yes
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor. yes yes
Toxicology. yes yes
Transportation/Mobility Management. yes
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology. yes yes
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology. yes yes
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes yes
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management. yes yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Aerospace Engineering
  3. Animal Science

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

35,319

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

29,246
students

Female
43%
12,434

Male
57%
16,812

17%

6,073
students

Female
49%
2,989

Male
51%
3,084

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

27,335
students

Female
43%
11,683

Male
57%
15,652

7%

1,911
students

Female
39%
751

Male
61%
1,160

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
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
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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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

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