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 Iowa State University

Iowa State University - Ames, IA

3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

General information:(515)294-5836
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:29,611(24,343 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:18 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $6,651 $6,997 $7,486 -7%
Out-of-state $17,871 $18,563 $19,358 -4%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,014 $1,044 -3%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,277 $7,472 $7,621 -2%
Other $3,438 $3,438 $2,370 45%
Off Campus
Room and board $7,277 $7,472 $7,621 -2%
Other $3,438 $3,438 $2,370 31%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,438 $3,438 $2,370 45%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $18,366 $18,921 $18,521 0%
Off Campus $18,366 $18,921 $18,521 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,089 $11,449 $10,900 10%
Out-of-state
On Campus $29,586 $30,487 $30,393 0%
Off Campus $29,586 $30,487 $30,393 0%
Off Campus with Family $22,309 $23,015 $22,772 5%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,408
In-state fees $1,078
Out-of-state tuition $18,280
Out-of-state fees $1,078
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,476
In-state fee $1,032
Out-of-state tuition $19,192
Out-of-state fees $1,032
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 3,925 87% --
Grant or scholarship aid 3,355 74% $23,571,095 $7,026
Federal grants 1,096 24% $5,425,931 $4,951
Pell grants 1,047 23% $4,399,686 $4,202
Other federal grants 1,003 22% $1,026,245 $1,023
State/local government grant or scholarships 91 2% $527,253 $5,794
Institutional grants or scholarships 3,251 72% $17,617,911 $5,419
Student loan aid 2,504 55% $15,986,852 $6,385
Federal student loans 2,472 55% $13,367,337 $5,407
Other student loans 348 8% $2,619,515 $7,527
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 15,879 69% $104,185,477 $6,561
Pell grants 5,741 25% $26,149,694 $4,555
Federal student loans 13,346 58% $93,460,279 $7,003

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $13,485 $13,495 $13,554
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $9,248 $8,572 $8,636
$30,001 - $48,000 $11,109 $9,513 $9,648
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,954 $13,544 $13,412
$75,001 - $110,000 $16,226 $16,520 $16,505
$110,001 and more $16,855 $17,224 $17,773

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 29,611
Undergraduate enrollment 24,343
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,781
Graduate enrollment 5,268
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$40

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$40

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 15,066 7,797 7,269
Percent admitted 81% 79% 82%
Percent admitted who enrolled 79% 32% 29%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 414 9%
ACT 4221 93%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 460 640
SAT Math 530 670
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 28
ACT English 21 28
ACT Math 22 28
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 130103
Basketball 1514
Football 129-
Golf 118
Gymnastics -12
Soccer -31
Softball -23
Swimming and Diving -29
Tennis -12
Volleyball -15
Wrestling 38-

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission06/12/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/15/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/08/2007 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/16/2008 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/19/2010 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission05/15/2009 Accredited
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission01/01/1916 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

10/24/2008 Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

07/31/2006 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

03/01/1973 Accredited
American Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education

Veterinary Medicine (VET) - Programs leading to a D.V.M. or D.M.V. degree

07/01/1974 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1970 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations5882 74
Liquor law violations315263282
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 425049
Liquor law violations 355057
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 2076
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 111
Aggravated assault 3148
Burglary 362447
Motor vehicle theft 422
Arson 313
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 1466
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 3114
Burglary 351610
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 101
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate4%
Number in default191
Number in repayment4,759

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00186900

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate Postbaccalaureate certificate Doctor's degree - professional practice
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences Colleges
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations67-----
Agricultural Animal Breeding-11---
Agricultural Economics-1----
Agricultural Mechanization, General2-----
Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding-43---
Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture-21---
Agronomy and Crop Science419----
Animal Sciences, General33----
Crop Production-11---
Dairy Science3-----
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management806----
Food Science3041---
Horticultural Science4021---
International Agriculture10-----
Livestock Management-11---
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management1-----
Soil Science and Agronomy, General-11---
Category total4666110---
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture6329----
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning305----
Landscape Architecture321----
Category total12535----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Area Studies, Other20-----
Russian Studies1-----
Women's Studies2-----
Category total35-----
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry111---
Bioinformatics219---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General5-----
Biomedical Sciences, General-11---
Biophysics--1---
Biotechnology-22---
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology-28---
Ecology3-----
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology-61---
Entomology251---
Genetics, General1713---
Immunology-11---
Microbiology, General2011---
Neuroscience--1---
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology-22---
Plant Physiology-13---
Toxicology-22---
Category total2353266---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting1138----
Business Administration and Management, General-2----
Business/Managerial Economics1-----
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies---1--
Finance, General38-----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General5628---
International Business/Trade/Commerce24-----
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management9-----
Management Information Systems, General3-----
Management Science32-----
Marketing/Marketing Management, General19-----
Operations Management and Supervision4-----
Transportation/Mobility Management-3----
Category total98012681--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising6-----
Journalism211----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric9-----
Category total24811----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1181---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-3-13--
Information Technology-14----
Category total2447913--
Education Colleges
Agricultural Teacher Education182---
Curriculum and Instruction-213---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching30-----
Education, General-613--
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement---2--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-33316--
Elementary Education and Teaching116-----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education-17---
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-54-12--
Mathematics Teacher Education-7----
Music Teacher Education18-----
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-12----
Special Education and Teaching, General-4-4--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth---10--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-422--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education--1---
Category total1901505439--
Engineering Colleges
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering7475---
Agricultural Engineering2511---
Chemical Engineering9468---
Civil Engineering, General1133591--
Computer Engineering, General63514---
Computer Software Engineering13-----
Construction Engineering85-----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering76119---
Engineering Mechanics-3621---
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-1----
Industrial Engineering61161---
Materials Engineering27-----
Mechanical Engineering224-----
Systems Engineering-20----
Category total855182881--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management1-----
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician----6-
Category total59---6-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing-12----
English Language and Literature, General514----
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1-6---
Rhetoric and Composition-6----
Category total74326---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General-13---
Family Resource Management Studies, General13-----
Family and Community Services94-----
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General1922-1--
Human Development and Family Studies, General-81---
Human Nutrition-92---
Category total12640211--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature5-----
German Language and Literature6-----
Linguistics10-----
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4-----
Spanish Language and Literature18-----
Category total71-----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dietetics/Dietitian48-----
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator5-----
Veterinary Medicine-----144
Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology-14---
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology-13---
Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health-5-1--
Category total53771-144
History Colleges
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology--2---
History, General552---
Category total7554---
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies93-----
Category total93-----
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General-14---
Mathematics, General6-7---
Statistics, General11272---
Category total462825---
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Human Computer Interaction-325--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1722----
Nutrition Sciences112----
Category total1013725--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science111---
Environmental Studies37-----
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management-1----
Forest Sciences and Biology18-----
Forestry, General--2---
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other-1----
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management-51---
Category total8988---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science1124---
Category total180124---
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy3-----
Religion/Religious Studies3-----
Category total22-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Analytical Chemistry--5---
Astrophysics-15---
Chemistry, General3023---
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics-210---
Elementary Particle Physics--2---
Geology/Earth Science, General125----
Inorganic Chemistry--1---
Meteorology2144---
Nuclear Physics-33---
Organic Chemistry-25---
Physical Chemistry--5---
Physics, General11----
Category total762043---
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General134101--
Category total1564101--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration220-76-
Category total620-76-
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology33----
Economics, General1458---
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---8--
Political Science and Government, General105----
Sociology3161---
Category total22119118--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Design and Visual Communications, General688----
Fashion/Apparel Design1-----
Graphic Design726----
Interior Design382----
Music, General10-----
Visual and Performing Arts, General21----
Category total33117----
Grand total39723207712144