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Applying to ISU

Admission Scoreboard
Acceptance Rate 88.42%
Yield 28.36%
SAT Score 1,160
ACT Score 25
Applicants 20,223

Applying To ISU

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 88.42% at Iowa State University where a total of 20,223 students applied and 17,882 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,160 and the average ACT score is 25. It requires five items to submit to their applicants. The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Iowa State University.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$60
Admission Informationwww.admissions.iastate.edu/
Online Applicationwww.admissions.iastate.edu/apply/
Acceptance Rate88%
Average Test Scores1,160 SAT / 25 ACT
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2020-2021, the acceptance rate is 88.42% where a total of 20,223 students (10,647 men and 9,576 women) have applied to ISU and 17,882 (9,399 men and 8,483 women) students have been admitted to the school. Among them, 2,750 male and 2,321 female students have enrolled into ISU and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 28.36%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at ISU
TotalMenWomen
Applicants20,22310,6479,576
Admitted17,8829,3998,483
Enrolled5,0712,7502,321
Acceptance Rate 88.42% 88.28% 88.59%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 28.36% 29.26% 27.36%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At ISU, 869 applicants (17% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 4,324 applicants (85%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,160 and the average ACT score is 25 at ISU. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,310 and 25th percentile score is 1,010. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 84 and the 25th percentile score is 63. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at ISU.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at ISU
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing480630
SAT Math530680
ACT Composite2128
ACT Math2128
ACT English2128
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Iowa State University requires 5 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Admission Test Scores, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 1 item(s) (High School Rank) are considered but not required to submit. The following table summarizes the application requirements at Iowa State University
Application Requirements for ISU
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Iowa State University is Semester. Iowa State University accepts Dual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits, Credit for Military Training. Next table describes credits that Iowa State University accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training