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Iowa State University

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B+

Rating

Public

Type

37,944

Students

$23,230

Tuition

92%

Acceptance

#376

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 5th in 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 an annual tuition of $8,042 for students from Iowa and $23,230 for those from out-of-state, Iowa State University is reasonably high-priced. 68.35% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn more or less $50,700 per year, which is 22% greater than the national median.
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Cost

$24,508
Above Average

Iowa State University

$24,508

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$37,128

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

Pay with Financial Aid

$29,239

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

98%

Part-Time

2%
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

Elementary Education and Teaching

2%

205 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors18:118:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

18

Number of Library Books

1,364,662

Academic Spend per Student

$10,152

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

Full-time Retention Rate

87%

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%