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Iowa State University

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B+

Rating

Public

Type

37,944

Students

$23,230

Tuition

92%

Acceptance

#111

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Ames, IA

1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2103

Iowa State University is a very large public university located in Ames, IA ranked 5thin Iowa. It has a total of 31,555 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 92.05% of applicants. Iowa State University offers 345 different majors and is best known for its plant sciences, agronomy and crop science, and agricultural mechanization programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With a tuition cost of $8,042 for in-state students and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is somewhat moderately costly. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$24,508/Year
Above Average

Iowa State University

$24,508

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$37,128/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$29,239/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

92%Acceptance
Not Very Selective

Iowa State University

92%

National

69%
Sat

1100 - 1340

17% of students submit

Admissions Yield

33%

ACT

21 - 28

87% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$40

Students

31,555Undergrads
Large Student Population

Full-Time

5,909

Part-Time

123
Male

58%

In-state

83%

Female

42%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

4%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
5% Mechanical Engineering4% Marketing/Marketing Management, General3% Information Technology87% Others

5% Mechanical Engineering

4% Marketing/Marketing Management, General

3% Information Technology

87% Others

Mechanical Engineering

5%

473 Graduates

Marketing/Marketing Management, General

4%

348 Graduates

Information Technology

3%

300 Graduates

Finance, General

3%

283 Graduates

Kinesiology and Exercise Science

3%

266 Graduates

Civil Engineering, General

3%

238 Graduates

Animal Sciences, General

3%

236 Graduates

Psychology, General

2%

216 Graduates

Academics

A
Professors
StudentsProfessors18:118:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

18

Number of Library Books

1,364,662

Academic Spend per Student

$10,152

Full-time Retention Rate

87%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$41,200/Year

Iowa State University

$41,200

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$41,200

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$50,700

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

68%