How much does Iowa State University cost?

Iowa State University Cost of Attendance
In-state $8,988
Out-of-state $23,392
On-Campus Room and Board $8,720
Off-Campus Room and Board $8,070
Average Annual Cost
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $9,801
$30,000-$48,000 $10,419
$48,000-$75,000 $13,908
$75,000-$110,000 $9,801
Over $110,000 $18,486

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 89% $7,538
Federal Grants 19% $4,678
Pell grants 19% $4,438
Other federal grants 5% $1,222
State/local goverment grant or scholarships $3,444
Institutional grants or scholarships 78% $7,005
Student loan aid 50% $7,431
Federal student loans 49% $6,158
Other student loans 10% $11,070

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Visit a college campus 305 Up to $8,500
Do an extracurricular activity 303 Up to $3,000
Have work experience 203 Up to $12,000
Take a foreign language class 190 Up to $5,000
Do community service 304 Up to $500
Play a sport 155 Up to $1,500
Have perfect attendance for a year 220 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 315 Up to $3,000
Attend a summer program 154 Up to $4,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Iowa State University Admissions

What is Iowa State University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 91%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 19% of applicants
SAT Reading 548-682
SAT Math 544-652
SAT Writing
ACT Submissions 86% of applicants
Composite Score 22-28

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Iowa State University Campus Life

19:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

258

Forbes Ranking

47%

Four-Year Graduation Rate

75%

Six-Year Graduation Rate

Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 30571
Living on campus 7%
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

47%

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