Iowa State University

Ames, IA

Iowa State University

Ames, IA

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
12%
600-699
43%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
36%
500-599
33%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
37%
18-23
33%
12-17
20%
30-36
16%
24-29
47%
18-23
28%
12-17
9%
30-36
17%
24-29
42%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

male

43%

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

28,294

undergraduate students

5,097

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 6306
ACT 1320

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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 33,391
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)
•  ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics)
•  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)
•  CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  LAAB (Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board)
•  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
37%
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

 
36 fraternities 13% of male students
 
25 sororities 10% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
12%
600-699
43%
500-599
35%
400-499
9%
300-399
1%
700-800
23%
600-699
36%
500-599
33%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
37%
18-23
33%
12-17
20%
30-36
16%
24-29
47%
18-23
28%
12-17
9%
30-36
17%
24-29
42%
18-23
37%
12-17
4%

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 or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

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

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

$13,440.00

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $8,042
Room & board $9,149
Additional fees $1,278
Books & supplies $1,041
Total $19,510
Average Financial Aid - $13,440
Total with Avg. Aid $6,070

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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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
Actuarial Science
Advertising
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Engineering
Agricultural Extension Education
Agricultural Meteorology
Agricultural Studies
Agricultural Systems Technology
Agricultural/Biosystems Engineering
Agricultural/Life Sciences Education
Agriculture/Society
Agronomy
Analytical Chemistry
Anatomy
Animal Breeding/Genetics
Animal Ecology
Animal Nutrition
Animal Physiology
Animal Production Medicine
Animal Science
Anthropology
Apparel Merchandising/Design/Production
Apparel/Merchandising/Design
Applied Linguistics/Technology
Applied Mathematics
Applied Physics
Architecture
Art/Design
Arts/Humanities
Astrophysics
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics/Computational Biology
Biological Systems Engineering
Biological/Physical Sciences
Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
Biology
Biomedical Sciences
Biomolecular Science
Biophysics
Biorenewable Resources/Technology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Economics
Business/Technology
Cell Biology
Cellular/Molecular Biology
Cellular/Molecular Pathology
Chemical Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Instrumentation
Chemistry
Child/Adult/Family Services
Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering Materials
Classical Studies
Cognitive Psychology
Communication Studies
Communications/Signal Processing
Community Development
Community/Regional Planning
Computational Molecular Biology
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computing/Networking Systems
Condensed Matter Physics
Construction Engineering
Construction Engineering/Management
Corpus/Computational Linguistics
Counseling Psychology
Counselor Education
Creative Writing/Environment
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Crop Production/Physiology
Culinary Science
Curriculum/Instructional Technology
Cyber Security
Cybersecurity Engineering
Dairy Science
Data Science
Diet/Exercise
Dietetics
Early Childcare Education
Early Childhood Education
Earth Science
Earth Sciences
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Education/Science
Educational Administration
Educational Leadership
Electric Power/Energy Systems
Electrical Engineering
Electromagnetics
Electromagnetics/Microwave/Nondestructive Evaluation
Elementary Education
Energy Systems Engineering
Engineering Management
Engineering Mechanics
English
English for Specific Purposes
Entomology
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethology
Event Management
Experiential Graphic Design
Family Counseling/Planning
Family Financial Planning
Family/Consumer Sciences
Family/Consumer Sciences Education/Studies
Finance
Fisheries Biology
Food Science
Food Science/Technology
Forensic Chemistry
Forestry
French
Genetics
Geology
Geotechnical Engineering
German
Gerontology
Global Nutrition
Global Resource Systems
Graphic Design
High Energy Physics
Higher Education
Historical Philosophical/Comparative Studies in Education
History
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Hotel/Restaurant/Institutional Management
Human Computer Interaction
Human Development/Family Studies
Human Nutrition
Human/Computer Interaction
Immunobiology
Immunogenetics
Industrial Design
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Technology
Industrial/Agricultural Technology
Information Systems
Inorganic Chemistry
Integrated Studio Arts
Integrated Visual Arts
Integration Engineering
Intelligent Infrastructure Engineering
Interdisciplinary Design
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International Agriculture
International Business
International Development Studies
International Studies
Journalism/Mass Communications
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Health
Landscape Architecture
Language Assessment
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Literacy in English as a Second Language
Literature
Literature in English as a Second Language
Literature/the Teaching of Reading
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Materials Chemistry
Materials Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Licensure
Meat Science
Mechanical Engineering
Meteorology
Microbiology
Microelectronics/Photonics
Molecular Genetics
Molecular/Cellular Nutrition
Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
Muscle Biology
Music
Neuroscience
Nuclear Physics
Nursing
Nutrition Sciences
Nutritional Sciences
Operations Research
Organic Chemistry
Performing Arts
Pharmacology
Philosophy
Physical Chemistry
Physics
Physiology
Plant Biology
Plant Breeding
Plant Pathology
Political Science
Population Sciences in Animal Health
Pre-Architecture
Pre-Athletic Training
Pre-Biological/Pre-Medical Illustration
Pre-Business
Pre-Community/Regional Planning
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
Predictive Phenomics in Plants
Predictive Plant Phenomics
Preventative Medicine
Professional Practice in Dietetics
Psychology
Public Policy
Public Relations
Quantitative Genetics
Quantitative Psychology
Real Estate Development
Religious Studies
Reproductive Physiology
Research/Evaluation
Rhetoric/Composition/Professional Communication
Rhetoric/Professional Communication
Rural Sociology
School Mathematics
Science Education
Secure/Reliable Computing
Seed Science
Seed Technology/Business
Social Psychology
Social Sciences
Sociology
Software Engineering
Software Systems
Soil Chemistry
Soil Fertility
Soil Management
Soil Microbiology/Biochemistry
Soil Morphology/Genesis
Soil Physics
Soil Science
Spanish
Special Education
Speech Communications
Statistics
Structural Engineering
Student Affairs
Supply Chain Management
Sustainable Agriculture
Sustainable Environments
Systems Engineering
Systems/Controls
Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics
Teaching English to Spanish Learners
Technical Communications
Technology/Innovation Management
Theriogenology
Toxicology
Transportation
Transportation Engineering
U.S. Latino/a Studies
Urban Design
Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Veterinary Clinical Science
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Microbiology
Veterinary Parasitology
Veterinary Parasitology
Veterinary Pathology
Veterinary Preventive Medicine
Veterinary Surgery
Veterinary Toxicology
Weed Science
Wildlife Ecology
Wind Energy Science/Engineering/Policy
Women's/Gender Studies
World Languages/Cultures
Youth Development
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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

33,391

total students

65%

in-state

35%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

85%

28,294
students

Female
43%
12,103

Male
57%
16,191

15%

5,097
students

Female
48%
2,445

Male
52%
2,652

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

26,707
students

Female
43%
11,483

Male
57%
15,224

6%

1,587
students

Female
40%
620

Male
60%
967

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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
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

79%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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 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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