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Advancing land-grant ideals and putting science and technology to work.
Iowa State University is a place where adventurous minds are encouraged to accomplish amazing things. As a major international university ranked in the top fifty among public universities by U.S. News and World Report, Iowa State offers a student experience rich in social and academic diversity. One hundred majors, over 700 clubs and more than 30,000 students enrich college life in a beautiful park-like campus. Big 12 sports and a tradition of cultural and popular performances make campus life fun and memorable. At Iowa State University students can discover their passions and unlock their potential.
Iowa State, ranked as one of the nation's most beautiful campuses, uniquely offers students unlimited academic and social opportunities in a welcoming, personal environment.
With nearly 700 clubs and organizations some of the most memorable adventures happen outside the classroom. Once you become an Iowa State student, you'll become part of a dynamic campus and community environment. Our clubs and organizations provide students with unlimited leadership, social and cultural opportunities. With so many different options out there, you're guaranteed to find the perfect fit for you.
|Total Undergraduate Students||25,555|
|American Indian / Alaskan Native||54||<1%|
|African American / Black||659||3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||24||<1%|
|Two or More Races||416||2%|
|Race/Ethnicity Not Reported||811||3%|
|Where do ISU undergraduates call home?|
|Other US States & Territories||25%|
|How old are ISU undergraduates?|
|Percent of Undergraduates Age 25 or Older||6%|
|Test Scores of Enrolled New Freshmen||ACT||SAT|
|Composite||22 - 28|
|Math||22 - 28||530 - 680|
|English||21 - 28|
|Critical Reading||460 - 620|
|High School Background of Enrolled New Freshmen|
|Percent in top 25% of High School Graduating Class||56%|
|Percent in top 50% of High School Graduating Class||90%|
|Percent of New Freshmen who submitted HS GPA||100%|
|Average High School GPA (4-point scale)||3.55|
|Percent who submitted High School GPA||100%|
The cost to attend Iowa State University varies based on the individual circumstances of students and may be reduced through grants and scholarships.
NOTE: Students may receive aid from more than one source.
|Students per Faculty||17 to 1|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 30 students||59%|
|Undergraduate classes with fewer than 50 students||79%|
|Total Full-Time Instructional Faculty||1,446|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Female||35%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Are Persons of Color||22%|
|% of Full-Time Instructional Faculty Who Have the Highest Academic Degree Offered in Their Field of Study||94%|
89% of new freshmen live in campus-based housing or residence halls.
34% of all undergraduates live on campus
Some of the ways Iowa State ensures its commitment to safety include staffing a 24-hour police department, offering a campus escort service, and providing an Help Van to assist motorists. The new ISU Alert system will quickly alert Iowa State University students, faculty and staff of potentially dangerous situations through telephone calls, text messages, and e-mail.
The Carnegie Classification's were created "to reference the great diversity of colleges and universities in the United States, and ... enable [people] to identify groups of roughly comparable institutions." For information on the Carnegie Classifications system, please visit their website: http://classifications.carnegiefoundation.org/
Students who are actively involved in their own learning and development are more likely to be successful in college. Colleges and universities offer students a wide variety of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom to become engaged with new ideas, people, and experiences. Institutions measure the effectiveness of these opportunities in a variety of ways to better understand what types of activities and programs students find the most helpful.
Institutions participating in the VSA program measure student involvement on campus using one of four national surveys. Results from the one survey are reported for a common set of questions selected as part of VSA. Following are the selected results from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The questions have been grouped together in categories that are known to contribute to student learning and development. The results reported below are based on the responses of seniors who participated in the survey.
|Degrees awarded at Iowa State University in 2011-12|
|Areas of Study with the largest number of bachelor's degrees awarded in 2011-12|
|Design and Applied Arts.||6%|
|Health and Physical Education/Fitness.||4%|
|Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods.||4%|
|Links to degree programs at Iowa State University|
First-time students in Fall 2011 that returned for their second year: 86%