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Iowa State University

3,083 reviews
  1. Ames, IA
  2. 4 Year
#99 in Best Colleges in America
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Iowa State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Big Twelve Conference
Address
3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Iowa State University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
SAT Range
990-1310
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$13,899/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,721/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,063/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,249/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,007/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,534/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.119 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.117 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
27,440Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 70 responses
  • Academic based
    10%
  • Conservative Farmer
    6%
  • Social
    10%
  • Well balanced between school and social life
    74%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
38%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.186 responses
Poll
10%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.239 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
  • Big engineering school.
    19%
  • Bustling with activity
    40%
  • Good Agricultural school
    5%
  • The best
    13%
  • Very crowded
    6%
  • Very science focused
    16%

After Iowa State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
69%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.67 responses

Reviews

3,083 reviews
  • Excellent
    511
  • Very Good
    1322
  • Average
    1076
  • Poor
    140
  • Terrible
    34
I think what you get out of these services and things really depends on what you put into it.
  • College Freshman
  • 24 days ago
Besides the financial aspect of it, college is going to be the absolute best
  • College Freshman
  • 24 days ago
There is a lot of importance placed on people feeling welcomed and at home, and that is huge in crucial in the beginning, and sets the tone of a person's academic career.
  • College Freshman
  • 24 days ago