In addition to attracting students from across the state, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, brings in undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation and even from other countries.
Academics and campus activities are abundant, research and researchers are cutting-edge and award winning. In combination with that, Iowa State’s individual departments and small-town environment offer a pleasant and personal experience.
Academic departments at Iowa State award undergraduate and graduate degrees in over 100 diverse disciplines, including:
*Agriculture and Life Sciences
*World Languages and Cultures
Iowa State’s research activities also draw top-notch scholars and have included some of the world’s most important discoveries. Iowa State was, for example, the creator of the first computer. Additional discoveries and innovations have led to Iowa State’s research teams winning more than 130 research awards.
Iowa State also has more than 800 student organizations and clubs, making for an equally vibrant student life experience.
However, Iowa State professors and staff are still accessible and the local town, with its quaint shops, restaurants and cultural activities, offers a stimulating but personal atmosphere.
First-time freshmen applicants are expected to have a grade point average of at least 2.0. A college-prep curriculum and submission of SAT or ACT scores are also required. Out-of-state residents may be held to higher standards.
When applying for admission, students are automatically considered for numerous academic scholarships. Students who wish to be considered for other types of aid will need to fill out a FAFSA, at which time their financial need and other factors will determine if they’re eligible for loans, grants and/or work-study.
Quick Facts about Iowa State University
Large Town Setting
Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
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