Iowa State University

Acceptance Rate 92 %
SAT Average 1,220
Tuition & Fees $24,504
Student Population 34,992
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $7,538

Academic Overview

Iowa State University Campus, Ames, IA
Iowa State University is a public, 4 or more 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 2021 tuition & fees are $9,316 for Iowa residents and $24,504 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 34,992 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 92% and the graduation rate is 74% 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.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Iowa State University are $9,316 for Iowa residents and $24,504 for non-residents. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $10,986 for in-state students and $25,948 for out-of-state students.
Iowa State University 2021 Tuition & Fees
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at ISU. The acceptance rate of ISU is 92% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 33%. The average graduation rate is 74% and the transfer-out rate is 17%. The average received amount of financial aid is $7,538 and 71% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 34,992 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 19 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Iowa State University is 92 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Iowa State University is 74 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Iowa State University is 17 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Iowa State University is 87 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Iowa State University is 34,992
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Iowa State University is 19 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
19 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $7,538 at Iowa State University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

ISU offers 345 major programs through online and on-site education where 35 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
Bachelor's Degree1042
Post Bachelor's Degree71
Master's Degree11617
Post Master's Degree3815
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship790
Doctor's degree - professional practice10

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:11,653)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,692)

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