Iowa State University


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Iowa State University


  • 75% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$5,830 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$16,324 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

August 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Veterinary Medical Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,444,263 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 33,914 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,473,037 microforms.
  • 1,023,644 Audio/Visual items.
  • 5,655 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art and Farm House Museum, Design Gallery, Reiman Gardens, Observatory, numerous institutes and research centers.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 3,000 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 149 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 3,500 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 12,000 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other


study skills


minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 34% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Room Accessories

    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


    • 60% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
    • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
    • Popular events on campus: VISHEA, the largest student-run annual celebration of entertainment and education in the nation held in the spring (Resumes this year, 2006, following a one-year suspension); Iowa Writers Celebration (annual); Martin L. King Birthday Celebration; Lectures on diverse topics throughout the academic year; Cultural programs by the various student organizations.
    • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station
    • In total, there are about 687 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon (Ag. Engineering), Alpha Kappa Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi eta Sig, Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering), Alpha Upsilon Alpha, Alpha Zeta, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, Cardinal Key Honor Society, Chi Epsilon, ChiSigma Iota-Iota Sigma Upsilon, Epsilon Pi Tau, Eta Kappa Nu, Eta Sigma Phi (The Classic Club), Golden Key International Honor Society Northern regional Conf 2002, Golden Key International Honor Society, Iota Sigma Pi, Kappa Delta Pi, Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Tau Alpha JLMC and Advertising), Mortar Board, Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Delta, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Theta, Phi Upsilon Omicron (Home Economics), Pi Mu Epsilon (ISU Math Club), Pi Sigma Alpha, Pi Tau Sigma, Psi Chi, Rho Lambda, Sigma Gamma Tau, Sigma Lambda Chi, Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Science), Xi Sigma Pi.
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Omega (Campus Advance), Association of Christian Engineers, Atheist and Agnostic Society (ISU), Athletes in Action/Campus Crusade for Christ, Building Relationships In Christ Soteria (B. R. I. C. S. ), Bahai Student Association, Baptist Campus Ministries, Beta Sigma Psi (Lutheran), Buddhist Soka Gakkai International, Campus Bible Study, Campus Christian Fellowship, Campus-Led Unitarian Universalists Exploring Spirituality, Catholic Student Community, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Chinese Christian Fellowship of Ames, Christian Veterinary Fellowship, Church in Ames at ISU, Cyclone Bible Fellowship, Cyclones for Christ, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Gospel Soul Innovators (GSI), Hillel (ISU), Indonesian Bible Fellowship, International House of Friends, International Student Ministry, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Karma Kagyu Study Group, Korean Christian Campus Ministry, Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA), Lutheran Student Fellowship, Malaysian Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Pagan Community (ISU), Point of Grace, The Salt Company, Seventh Day Adventist Student Association, The Navigators, The Rock, Truth Bucket, University Connection, University Impact Ministries, University Lutheran Center, Wesley Foundation (United Methodist Student Center)
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, American Indian Rights Organization, Amnesty International, ANATOLIA, Arab Student Association, Asian Pacific American Awareness coalition (APAAC), Bangladesh Student Association, Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA), Black Student Alliance (BSA), Brazilian-Portuguese Association, Caribbean Student Organization, Chinese Cultural Club, Chinese Language and Culture Club, Chinese Students and Scholars Friendship Association (CSSFA), Cross Cultural Allegiance for Student Services, Egyptian Student Association, Filipino Association at ISU Campus Organization, French Club, Friends of Scola, Hellenic Student Association, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, Hong Kong Student Association, Indian Students Association, Indonesian Buddhist Society, Indonesian Student Association, International House of Friends, ISUR Uruguay-Argentina, Japanese Circle, Japanese Student Association, Ka Laulama, Kenyan Students Association, Korean Christian Campus Ministry, Korean Student Association, La Grande Internationale Food Club, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Ally Alliance (LGBTAA), Malaysian Christian Fellowship, Malaysian Students at ISU (Association of), MBLGTACC (Midwest BLGTA College Conference) 2004 Planning Committee, Mexican American Young Achievers Society (MAYAS), MLS’3, Multicultural Action Group, Multicultural Support Groups, National Society of Black Engineers, Business network, Minorities in Agriculture/Natural Resources/Related Sciences, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, United Native American Student Association. Also: African, Asian Pacific, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipinos, Hong Kong, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malaysian, Norwegian, Pakistani, Russian, Serbian, Sudanese, Taiwanese, Thai, and Vietnamese groups.
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Concert, jazz, marching, and pep bands, choral groups, symphony orchestra, drama group. flying team, team managers, film society, and ballroom dance club. Also: magazines, academic community, cultural, departmental, musical, political, social, and special-interest groups.
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Iowa State Daily (daily)


    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Des Moines (40), Cedar Rapids (90)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Osceola (85)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Ames (1)
    • Public transportation serves the campus.
    • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


    • School employment is available.
    • 31% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,060
    • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 30 fraternities
    • 25 fraternity houses
    • 12% of students are fraternity members
    • There are 16 sororities
    • 13 sorority houses
    • 14% of students are sorority members.


    • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
    • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
    • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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