School Overview

Iowa State University is a Public, 4 years college located in Ames, Iowa. ISU ranked 156th in National Universities and 5th in Iowa Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 31,822 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It is a Research University (very high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. ISU's acceptance rate is 91.12% last year (undergraduate school).
Iowa State University is accredited by Higher Learning Commission.
Contact Information
Address1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames, IA 50011-2103
Admission Information
Net Price
School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (very high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of Iowa State University is 91.12% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 29.04%. The application fees are $40 for undergraduate programs and $60 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate91.12 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)29.04 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$60

Tuition & Fees

ISU's 2022 tuition & fees is $9,634 for Iowa residents and $25,446 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $11,404 for Iowa residents and $26,948 for out-of-students.
Iowa ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,634$25,446
Graduate Tuition & Fees$11,404$26,948
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 31,822 students have enrolled for academic year 2021-2022. Among them, 4,289 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. ISU has 26,843 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 4,979 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students31,822
Undergraduate Students26,843
Graduate Students4,979
Online Enrollment4,289

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs365 Programs
Number of online programs2 Programs
Offered Degrees/ProgramsBachelor's
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)
Doctorate (Professional Practice)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
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