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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
92% of 18,246 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
616 average
560-690 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
595 average
540-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,940
Out-of-state: $37,128
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,320
Out-of-state: $24,508
Room and Board
$9,149
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$13,565
Average Indebtedness of 2019 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
1,581
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
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
39% 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
79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
15.5%
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