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Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
Beardshear Hall credit: SD Dirk
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Overview
Public
28,872 Undergraduates
87% Admissions Rate
City: Small
Public
Region: Midwest
Division 1
Size: Big
Doctoral
Iowa State University
1750 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa
50011-2103
(515) 294-4111
www.iastate.edu

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, also known as Iowa State University, is a public space-grant and land-grant research university, and one of the top 115 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It is the largest university in Iowa and established by the Iowa General Assembly in 1856. Originally called Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm, it was renamed Iowa State University in 1959. Today, it sits on 2,000 acres of land in Ames, Iowa. Notable alumni include botanist George Washington Carver, inventor of the first digital computer John Vincent Atanasoff, United States Senator Joni Ernst, women’s suffrage leader Carrie Chapman Catt, astronaut Clayton Anderson, Former Vice President of the United States Henry Wallace, former Moroccan hurdler Nawal El Moutawakel and American wrestler Dan Gable. The school’s colors are cardinal and gold, its mascot is Cy the Cardinal and its teams are called the Cyclones. They are called the Cyclones because in 1895, Iowa experienced a high amount of destructive cyclones. Its sports affiliation is NCAA Division I – Big 12, and varsity sports offered there include men’s football, wrestling, soccer, basketball, golf and tennis, and women’s basketball, soccer, tennis and golf.

Location

Ames is a city in central Iowa approximately 30 miles north of Des Moines. It is best known as the home of Iowa State University , with leading Agriculture, Design, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine colleges. An United States Department of Energy national laboratory, Ames Laboratory, is located on the ISU campus. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

88

restaurants score

Students
57%

Men

43%

Women

21

Average Age of Entering Students

1745

New Transfer Students

Admissions
87%

Acceptance Rate

36%

Enrollment Yield

980-1270

SAT Range

19,433

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$13,623

Typical Cost

$22,472

Out-Of-State (published)

$8,636

In-State (published)

88%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$18,702

Median Debt

Academics
19.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

33

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

336

Doctorates Awareded

Mechanical Engineering

Top Major

6

Faculty Awards

8

National Academy Members

331

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 850 on campus

Greek Life:

Important, many fraternities and sororities to choose from

Party Scene:

Notable, known as a party school
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Big Twelve Conference

Social
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