Iowa State University Overview

Student population

Address1750 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA
School Websitewww.iastate.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above
Size

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Iowa State University is a large public, 4-year college based in Ames, Iowa that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 18,855 students applied to Iowa State University. Of those students, 17,082 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Iowa State University was $7,740, in addition to fees of $1,248. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Iowa State University.

Iowa State University has a 75% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Iowa State University Requirements

Academic standards

Very High

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The Iowa State University acceptance rate is 91%. To put this into perspective, 17,082 of the 18,855 students who applied to Iowa State University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Iowa State University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Iowa State University had an SAT score between the range of 1,092 and 1,334. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Iowa State University was between 22 and 28 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Iowa State University as part of their application.

Iowa State University Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Iowa State University, the tuition for in-state residents is $7,740. Combined with fees of $1,248, room and board costs of $8,720, other expenses of $2,430 and the $1,048 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $23,392 in tuition.

Students at Iowa State University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Iowa State University was $4,678 last year, with 19% of students being awarded federal aid.

Iowa State University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio19:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Iowa State University.

Iowa State University has a good gender split, with 42% of undergraduates being female and 58% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Iowa residents; in fact, 56% of all students reside in Iowa. However, 41% of students come from out-of-state and 3% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Iowa State University is 19:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Iowa State University Popular Majors and Programs

ENGINEERING
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
AGRICULTURAL/ANIMAL/PLANT/VETERINARY SCIENCE AND RELATED FIELDS
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
EDUCATION
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS

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