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#2 Best Public Universities in Iowa

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

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Overview

Student Population
34,992
Iowa State University overview
Location Ames, Iowa
Online iastate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
Iowa State University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Ames, Iowa, Iowa State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 18,855 prospective students applied, and 17,082 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 6,047 enrolled in the school.  31,213 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,779 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $7,740 plus fees of $1,248. ISU is ranked 352 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
7/10
Academics
5/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes

ISU is rated within the top 40% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
Iowa State University overview
SAT 1090/1330
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
90.6% 
Iowa State University overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Iowa Resident Tuition
$7,740
In State Costs for Iowa State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,048
Other Fees$1,248
Room and Board $8,720
Budget for Other Expenses$2,430
Total One Year Cost$21,186
Out of State Resident Tuition
$22,144
Out of State Costs for Iowa State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,048
Other Fees$1,248
Room and Board $8,720
Budget for Other Expenses$2,430
Total One Year Cost$35,590

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$53,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
68% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Iowa State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 20%
Engineering 17%
Agriculture 9%
Visual and Performing Arts 7%
Communication 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153603 IPEDS survey data for Iowa State University.