Iowa State University

Acceptance Rate 90.00 %
SAT Average 1,220
2023 Tuition & Fees $26,617
Student Population 30,708
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,659

Academic Overview

Iowa State University Campus, Ames, IA
Iowa State University is a public, four-years institute located in Ames, Iowa. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $10,133 for Iowa residents and $26,617 for out-of-state students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $11,981 for Iowa residents and $28,185 for out-of-state students.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 30,708 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 90.00% and the graduation rate is 76% last year.
The salary after graduation from Iowa State University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $56,000. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, ISU's tuition & fees is $10,133 for Iowa residents and $26,617 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees are $11,981 for in-state students and $28,185 for out-of-state students.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at ISU. The acceptance rate of ISU is 90.00% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 29.00%. The average graduation rate is 76% and the transfer-out rate is 17%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,659 and 74% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 30,708 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Iowa State University is 90.00 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Iowa State University is 76 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Iowa State University is 17 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Iowa State University is 88 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Iowa State University is 30,708
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Iowa State University is 18 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
18 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,659 at Iowa State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2103
Online Applicationwww.admissions.iastate.edu/apply/
Financial Aidwww.financialaid.iastate.edu/
Net Price Calculatorwww.financialaid.iastate.edu/cost/net-price-calculator.php
Veterans Tuitionwww.veterans.iastate.edu/for-students/current-students/In-statetuition
Disability Servicewww.sas.dso.iastate.edu/

Offered Degrees

ISU offers 365 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Doctorate (Research)800
Doctorate (Practical)10
Post-Bachelor's Certificate160
Post-Master's Certificate411

Special Learning Opportunities

Iowa State University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:9,400)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,498)

Veterans Benefits

Iowa State University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges