30,406
Students
Financial aid thermometer
12,456
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
89
89%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Hospitality Administration Checkmark
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Logistics, Materials, And Supply Chain Management Checkmark
Management Information Systems Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Computer Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Professional, Technical, Business, And Scientific Writing Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Apparel And Textile Marketing Management Checkmark
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Child Development Checkmark
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Family Resource Management Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Checkmark
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies 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
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Personal And Culinary Services Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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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
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19,262
Applied
17,208
Accepted
30,406
Enrolled
89%
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Female Admissions

8,878
Females Applied
8,009
Females Accepted
90%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

10,384
Males Applied
9,199
Males Accepted
89%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.52
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 582
SAT Math 614 545 680
ACT Composite 25 22 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

7,740
In-state
22,144
Out-of-state
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Fees

1,248
Full-time student fees
8,720
Room & board
4,694
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

12,456
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,195
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,386
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,408
Avg. Loan Aid
3,463
Avg. Grant Aid
7,606
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% 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

30,406
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.32%
Black or African American 2.63%
White or Caucasian 73.86%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.19%
Asian 3.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.09%
Two or more races 2.28%
Other 5.41%

Gender

Male (57.53%)
Female (42.47%)

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 41%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Homecoming and Family Weekend

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
crime prevention programs, threat assessment team, motor vehicle help van

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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing 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
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
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 Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing 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
Rugby Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Sand Volleyball Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) 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

1,874
Total Faculty
19:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 1,561
Part-time - 313
Male - 1,138
Female - 736