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Iowa State University
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  • 4 Year
  • AMES, IA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade A
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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Iowa State is a highly rated public university located in Ames, Iowa. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 24,461 undergraduate students. The Iowa State acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Marketing, and Finance. Graduating 75% of students, Iowa State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.

About

1750 BEARDSHEAR HALL
AMES, IA 50011
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Big 12 Conference

Iowa State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

ISU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1310
ACT Range
21-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$16,105 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,287 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 189 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 243 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 243 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    55%
  • On Campus
    43%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
24,461 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,347
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 164 responses
  • Well balanced between school and social life
    72%
  • Social
    13%
  • Academic based
    7%
  • Conservative Farmer
    5%
  • Hardworking
    1%
  • Thriving
    1%
  • Wants an easy college life/doesn't find it
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 290 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 351 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 191 responses
  • Bustling with activity
    24%
  • Choose your adventure
    23%
  • Big engineering school.
    21%
  • The best
    11%
  • Good Agricultural school
    8%
  • Very science focused
    8%
  • Very crowded
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 156 responses

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