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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 18,246 prospective students applied, and 16,796 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,597 enrolled in the school.  31,213 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,779 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $8,042 plus fees of $1,278. ISU is ranked 362 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

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

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

Rankings

Rankings for Iowa State University within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
Iowa State University overview
SAT 1100/1340
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
92.1% 
Iowa State University overview
Applications Due Jul 1, 2021
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Iowa Resident Tuition
$8,042
In State Costs for Iowa State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,041
Other Fees$1,278
Room and Board $9,149
Budget for Other Expenses$2,430
Total One Year Cost$21,940
Out of State Resident Tuition
$23,230
Out of State Costs for Iowa State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,041
Other Fees$1,278
Room and Board $9,149
Budget for Other Expenses$2,430
Total One Year Cost$37,128

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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.

Current students may use the Iowa State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.