Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

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Tuition & Fees

$9,316

$24,504

not including room and board

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent 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-prepatory program
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

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

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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
Room $4,783
Board $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 Facts

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