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Study at Iowa State University

The Iowa State University of Science and Technology, more commonly referred as Iowa State University, is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa. It was founded in 1858. ISU is ranked among the top 50 public universities in the U. S. and is known for its degree programs in science, engineering, and agriculture.

ISU offers more than 90 Bachelor's degree programs, over 100 Master's programs and over 80 PhD programs through 8 colleges:

  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Business
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Graduate
  • Human Sciences
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
The Iowa State sports teams are known as Cyclones. They compete in the NCAA's Division I-A as part of the Big 12 Conference. The Iowa State Daily is the student-run newspaper.

Profile of Iowa State University

Iowa State is in Ames, IA. Ames is a small city. The school is a public institution. Iowa State issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school offers many Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at Iowa State include design, engineering, agricultural science and management, and landscaping and horticulture.

Iowa State Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. The top quarter of students at Iowa State scored at least 640 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 540 to 690 in 2007.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time. The Iowa State teaching staff is well compensated compared to other schools.

Student Enrolment

Approximately 26, 160 students study at the school .

Student Life

Iowa State makes housing available to a large share of its students. Students participate in Big Twelve Conference athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place. "

Iowa State Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management955marketing, management science, finance, accounting, MIS, business management, logistics, operations management, . . .
Engineering908mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, construction engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering, aerospace engineering, . . .
Liberal Arts545liberal arts and sciences, political science, sociology, English, history, economics, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, . . .
Science428biology, ecology, biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, meteorology, physics, microbiology, . . .
Education and Teaching419elementary school teaching, industrial arts teaching, early childhood education, higher education administration, agricultural teaching, educational administration, family/home economics teaching, education, . . .
Design274fashion design, design and visual communication, graphic design, interior design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy225exercise science, dietitian, nutrition sciences, health and fitness, health and physical Education
Media219journalism, communication studies, advertising
Agricultural Science and Management206farm management, agricultural operations, agricultural mechanization, food science, crop production, various food science courses, various agricutural courses, agricultural economics, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering193computer engineering, computer and info science, computer security
Therapy and Counselling174psychology
Family and Social Work155family and community services, public administration, family studies, human nutrition, family and consumer science, family resource management, housing
Architecture and Planning148architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture
Animal Science and Care120animal science, dairy science, various animal sciences courses, animal breeding
Medicine114veterinary medicine, veterinary microbiology, veterinary preventive epidemiology, neuroscience, veterinary pathology, veterinary biomedical sciences
Landscaping and Horticulture96horticultural science, agronomy, soil science, plant breeding, pest management, various plant science courses
Mathematics89statistics, mathematics, applied mathematics
Hospitality58hospitality management
Conservation and Resource Management48forestry, environmental science, fisheries sciences, wildlife management, conservation courses, natural resources courses, environmental studies
Medical administration11medical illustrator
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, religion
Art Studies6visual and performing arts
Construction Trades6apparel and textiles

Contact: Iowa State

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011-2030

General Phone: (515) 294-5836


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