ISU

Iowa State University

2433 Union Dr, Ames, United States
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  • Total Documents
    4,040
  • Class Notes
    1,381
  • Textbook Notes
    249
  • Study Guides
    2,408
  • Currently Enrolled
    3,055
  • Previously Enrolled
    2,029

Overview of Iowa State University (ISU)

About this school

  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:30,406
    • Men:17,494 Men (57.5%)
    • Women:12,912 Women (42.5%)

Location

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Admission Information (ISU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Iowa State University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Ames, IA 50011
Phone
(515) 294-5836
Fax
(515) 294-2592
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
89% of 19,262 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 8,878 applicants were admitted
Men
89% of 10,384 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
7,750 (45%) of 17,208 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,414 (43%) of 8,009 admitted students enrolled
Men
4,336 (47%) of 9,199 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.52
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
614 average |545-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
18%
• Score 600 - 700
42%
• Score 500 - 600
30%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
35%
• Score 500 - 600
37%
• Score 400 - 500
16%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid (ISU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,636|Out-of-state: $22,472 (41.91%)
  • Room & Board: - $8,546 (41.47%)
  • Other Expenses: - $994 (4.82%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,430 (11.79%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Iowa State University accepts installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 30
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001869
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
5,171 (84.1%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
3,115 (60.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,081 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
612 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$13,195
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,060 (99.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,974
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,995 (64.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,592
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,504 (48.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,362 (38.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,332

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
21,603 (75.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
14,163 (65.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
13,879 (98.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,966 (21.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$12,456
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 13,736 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,606
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 10,157 (73.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,533
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6,204 (44.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
10,064 (35.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,463

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,643
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
7.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


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

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
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
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
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

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,079

Academics & Instruction (ISU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,561

Part-Time Faculty


313

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,427,565
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
2527
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Iowa State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


45.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


70.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


73.0%

Programs & Majors (ISU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (115)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Agriculture, General
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
  • Architecture
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Dairy Science
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Studies
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Finance, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Food Technology and Processing
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • Forestry, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Genetics, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial and Product Design
  • Interior Design
  • International Agriculture
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Linguistics
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
  • Microbiology, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Statistics, General
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Engineering, Business/marketing, Agriculture

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy

Master's Programs of Study (124)


  • Accounting
  • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astrophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Construction Engineering
  • Consumer Economics
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences-General
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Forestry
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Genetics
  • Geology
  • Geosciences
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Graphic Design
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • History of Science and Technology
  • Home Economics Education
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Immunology
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Interior Design
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Linguistics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mass Communication
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics
  • Meteorology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Pathology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Rhetoric
  • Rural Planning and Studies
  • Rural Sociology
  • Science Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Structural Biology
  • Structural Engineering
  • Student Affairs
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Toxicology
  • Transportation Management
  • Transportation and Highway Engineering
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Writing

Campus Life (ISU)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


41% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


59%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, sand volleyball, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Iowa State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, greek life, intramural sports activities, club sports

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


28,590

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
30,406
Women
12,912
Men
17,494

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 3.5% Asian
  • 2.8% Black/African-American
  • 5.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.4% White
  • 5.8% Unknown

International Students


7.0% from 124 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


5,587

Student Resources (ISU)