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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 B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  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 25,271 undergraduate students. The Iowa State acceptance rate is 92%. 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
92%
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
17:1
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. 237 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 237 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
    84%
  • On Campus
    4%
  • Online
    12%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
25,271 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,572
Undergrads Over 25
114800%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 161 responses
  • Well balanced between school and social life
    71%
  • Social
    13%
  • Academic based
    7%
  • Conservative Farmer
    5%
  • Stressed
    1%
  • Thriving
    1%
  • Hardworking
    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. 284 responses
Poll
75%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 345 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 186 responses
  • Bustling with activity
    24%
  • Choose your adventure
    22%
  • Big engineering school.
    21%
  • The best
    11%
  • Very science focused
    9%
  • Good Agricultural school
    7%
  • 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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