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Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Ames, IA

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Overview

Iowa State University of Science and Technology is a University institution located in Ames, IA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 100 Enrollment Services
2433 Union Drive
Ames, IA  50011-2042
United States
Contact Phillip B. Caffrey
Associate Director for Admissions
Email: pbcaffr@iastate.edu
Phone: 515-294-5836
Fax: 515-294-2592

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Agricultural Mechanization, General Checkmark
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Agriculture, General Checkmark
Agronomy And Crop Science Checkmark
Animal Sciences, General Checkmark
Dairy Science Checkmark
Farm/farm And Ranch Management Checkmark
Food Science Checkmark
Horticultural Science Checkmark
International Agriculture Checkmark
Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Russian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Bioinformatics Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biophysics Checkmark
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Genetics, General Checkmark
Microbiology, General Checkmark
Zoology/animal Biology, Other Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business Statistics Checkmark
Business/managerial Economics Checkmark
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Financial Planning And Services Checkmark
Hospitality Administration/management, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Meeting And Event Planning Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Technical And Scientific Communication Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
Agricultural Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Agricultural Engineering Checkmark
Biological/biosystems Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Software Engineering Checkmark
Construction Engineering Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textiles, General Checkmark
Child Care And Support Services Management Checkmark
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Family And Community Services Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences, General Checkmark
Family Resource Management Studies, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Foreign Languages And Literatures, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Medical Illustration/medical Illustrator Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Military Technologies Associate Bachelors
Cyber/electronic Operations And Warfare Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Environmental Studies Checkmark
Forest Sciences And Biology Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
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Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Reserve Officer Training Corps (Jrotc, Rotc) Associate Bachelors
Army ROTC/military Science Checkmark
Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
Criminal Justice/safety Studies Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Design And Applied Arts, Other Checkmark
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Fashion/apparel Design Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Industrial And Product Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20,233
Applied
17,882
Accepted
26,846
Enrolled
88%
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Female Admissions

9,576
Females Applied
8,483
Females Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

10,647
Males Applied
9,399
Males Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.71
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: Minimum Regent Admission Index (RAI) of245, high school course requirements

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 595 480 630
SAT Math 616 530 680
ACT Composite 24 21 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

8,042
In-state
23,230
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,274
Full-time student fees
9,193
Room & board
4,783
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes

Financial Aid

13,805
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,956
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
7,473
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,133
Avg. Loan Aid
4,057
Avg. Grant Aid
8,850
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
79%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
21%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

26,846
Total Undergrad students
4%
International Students
36%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.51%
Black or African American 2.65%
White or Caucasian 76.6%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 3.89%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 2.85%
Other 3.31%

Gender

Male (56.51%)
Female (43.49%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 27%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming and Family Weekend

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local sororities
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Most popular organizations:
Greek Life, Intramural Sports Activities and Club Sports

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark Division 1A Checkmark
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark No No
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Gymnastics Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse Checkmark No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
Wrestling Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,792
Total Faculty
18:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,515
Part-time - 277
Male - 1,073
Female - 719
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