How much does Iowa State University cost?

Iowa State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $8,636
Out-of-state $22,472
On-Campus Room and Board $8,546
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,070
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $8,603
$30,000-$48,000 $9,894
$48,000-$75,000 $12,919
$75,000-$110,000 $8,603
Over $110,000 $17,647

Iowa State University Financial Aid and Debt

74%

Students paying down their debt

$23,868

Typical Total Student Debt

$247

Typical Monthly Loan Payment

Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 88% $7,028
Federal Grants 20% $4,489
Pell grants 20% $4,304
Other federal grants 5% $748
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 2% $5,074
Institutional grants or scholarships 76% $6,723
Student loan aid 50% $7,208
Federal student loans 50% $6,185
Other student loans 9% $10,414

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Play a sport 153 Up to $1,500
Have work experience 195 Up to $10,000
Do an extracurricular activity 300 Up to $3,000
Take a challenging class 317 Up to $3,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Do community service 297 Up to $500
Visit a college campus 301 Up to $6,000
Take a foreign language class 186 Up to $5,000
Attend a summer program 152 Up to $6,000

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Iowa State University Admissions

What is Iowa State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 89%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 9% of applicants
SAT Reading 600-700
SAT Math 560-710
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 90% of applicants
Composite Score 22-28

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Iowa State University Campus Life

19:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

258

Forbes Ranking

45%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

73%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 30571
Living on campus 8%
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
Gender Balance
Men
58%
Women
42%

Student Diversity

45%
Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
White
73.70%
Unknown
14.69%
Hispanic or Latino
5.38%
Asian
3.23%
Black or African American
2.71%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0.20%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0.09%

Iowa State University Graduation Success

First Year Student Retention

45%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

$48,600

Average Salary After Graduation

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About Iowa State University

Address

1750 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA

Type Public
Profit Status
Category Research Universities
Setting Small City
* Financial aid is only available for those who qualify