50-50 Profile: Iowa State University

Iowa State University campus

Iowa State University -Public

Ames, Iowa
35,714 (30,034 undergraduates)
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2015-16 Accepted: 87%
4 Year Graduation Rate: 39%
5 Year Graduation Rate: 64%
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Total Expenses In-State: $19,270
Total Expenses Out-of-State: $32,390
Average Net Price 14-15: $13,647
Freshman Non-Federal Loans: 8%
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SAT Critical Reading: 620
SAT Math: 640
ACT: 28
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Percent Freshman not in top quarter of class: 46%
Percent Freshman with GPA <3.50: 44.8%
Percent of Freshman Need Met: 82%
Percent of Non-Need Freshman Receiving Awards: 37.3%
Average Freshman Non-Need Award: $3,624

Class Schedule: Yes
Shows Class Capacity: No, only remaining seats
Student to Faculty Ratios: Should they be part of your college rankings?


NCAA D1, Big 12
Iowa State University athletic teams

Reasons to consider Iowa State University:

University Honors Program
Non-Profit Protege Program
BioCentury Research Farm
Science with Practice
Rome Program
Information Assurance Education
Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory
Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics
Iowa State Leadership Experience
Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics
Bridge Engineering Center
Center for e-Design
Institute of Science and Society
Summer Undergraduate Research OpportunitiesSave


University Honors Program,
Non-Profit Protege Program,
BioCentury Research Farm,
Science with Practice,
Rome Program,
Information Assurance Education,
Wind Simulation and Testing Laboratory,
Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics,
Iowa State Leadership Experience,
Baker Center for Bioinformatics and Biological Statistics,
Bridge Engineering Center,
Center for e-Design,
Institute of Science and Society,
Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunities