Iowa State University

Iowa State University

Ames , United States
  • 89
    Acceptance Rate
  • 2
    Available Programs
  • 33391
  • 26140
    Average Cost
  • 94
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


Founded in 1858 and coeducational from its start, Iowa State became the nation's first designated land-grant institution when the Iowa Legislature accepted the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act on September 11, 1862, making Iowa the first state in the nation to do so.

Iowa State's academic offerings are administered today through eight colleges, including the graduate college, that offer over 100 bachelor's degree programs, 112 master's degree programs, and 83 at the Ph.D. level, plus a professional degree program in Veterinary Medicine.

Entry requirements

30 credits minimum earned or in progress

2.5 GPA in foundation OR ISU cumulative

Enrolled in any remaining foundation requirements at Iowa State

Student must be enrolled in or completed English 150 (treated as a Foundation course)

English 101 courses complete (English 99 courses completed or being taken concurrently with Engl 150)

4 years of English or your native language

3 years of science (including at least two years of laboratory science courses which emphasize elements of biology, chemistry, or physics)

3 years of math (including algebra and geometry)

2 years of social studies

SAT or ACT test scores are not required for admission, but providing them will speed up your admission decision. SAT or ACT is required for freshman scholarship consideration.

Duolingo English Test (DET) - 100 overall score

TOEFL (iBT) - Score of 71 with a minimum score of 17 in both the Writing and Speaking sections

TOEFL (PBT) - Score of 530 

IELTS - Overall score of 6.0 with a minimum band score of 5.5

Scholarship & funding

The university offers financial aid opportunities. 

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Student life

Welcome video from the University