Website: www.iastate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
29,621
Undergraduate
Students
(42.4%) 12,546 Women
(57.6%) 17,075 Men
5,371
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
91% of 18,855 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.64
SAT Math
544-652 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
596 average
548-682 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,186
Out-of-state: $35,590
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,988
Out-of-state: $23,392
Room and Board
$8,720
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$13,565
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,701
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,550
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
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Campus Life

Ames Population
61,792
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Des Moines
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cy
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
6.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.5% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students
5.7% from 123 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.5%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2 4
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required July 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Ames, IA 50011
Phone
(515) 294-5836
Fax
(515) 294-2592
E-mail
admissions@iastate.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$40
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Minimum Regent Admission Index (RAI) of245, high school course requirements required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
91% of 18,855 applicants were admitted
Women
91% of 8,638 applicants were admitted
Men
91% of 10,217 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
7,750 (45%) of 17,082 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,270 (42%) of 7,835 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,319 (47%) of 9,247 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.64
3.75 and Above
41%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
8%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
544-652 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
41%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
12%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
596 average
548-682 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
20%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
17%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
34%
Score of 12 - 17
3%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 27%
Top quarter: 59%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,186
Out-of-state: $35,590
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,988
Out-of-state: $23,392
Room and Board
$8,720
Books and Supplies
$1,048
Other Expenses
$2,430
Payment Plans
Installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
financialaid@iastate.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning January 30
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001869
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
4,962 (84.1%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
3,099 (60.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,054 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
629 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$13,565
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,043 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,232
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,967 (64.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,541
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,488 (48.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
2,129 (38.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,480

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
21,524 (75.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
14,775 (68.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
14,510 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
3,087 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$13,006
Need-Based Gift
Received by 14,401 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,066
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,584 (73.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,504
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 6,474 (44.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
9,495 (35.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,738

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,701
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
College/university loans, Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$841
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dairy Science
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Food Science
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Genetics, General
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Agriculture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
  • Meeting and Event Planning
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music, General
  • Navy/Marine Corps JROTC/ROTC
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Engineering, Business/marketing, Agriculture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,550
Part-Time Faculty
301
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 21% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 15% of classes
Over 100 students: 9% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 42% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,404,865
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
2557
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of City and Regional Planning, Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Architectural Studies

Master's Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Astrophysics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Immunology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Meteorology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rural Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Systems Engineering
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Construction Engineering
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Higher Education
  • Human Resources Development
  • Immunology
  • Meteorology
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Rural Sociology
  • Social Psychology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Location and Setting


Ames Population
61,792
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Des Moines
Campus Size
1,795 acres

Weather

Temperature
10.7 average low in January, 82.2 average high in September
Rain
108 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Ames
Nearest Train Station
90 mile(s) from campus in Osceola

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
41% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cy
School Colors
Cardinal and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf   x x x
Gymnastics x x x  
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x   x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Wrestling     x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf   x
Gymnastics x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x  
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis   x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Wrestling x x
Women's Club Sports
golf
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, soccer, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, greek life, intramural sports activities, club sports
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
13% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
29,621
Women
12,546 (42.4%)
Men
17,075 (57.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
27,929
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
6.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.5% White
4.8% Unknown
International Students.
5.7% from 123 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
5,371

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
88.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.5%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
71.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
77%
Average Starting Salary
77%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.5%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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