Iowa State University (ISU)

Ames, IA

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Iowa State University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline July 1
SAT / ACT Scores Due July 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 7,922 6,618 14,540
Accepted 6,672 5,869 12,541
Acceptance Rate 84% 89% 86%
Enrolled 2,789 2,259 5,048

ISU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.50 (weighted)

ACT Scores

(93% of Students Admitted to Iowa State University Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 22 to 28
  • Math 21 to 28
  • Composite 22 to 28
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 28 28 28
Bottom 25th Percentile 22 21 22

Iowa State University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations     Considered
Essay     Considered
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies     Not Considered
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Social Studies 3 4
Lab 2 3
Electives 1 1

Iowa State University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 26,523 (94%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 1,673 (5%)

Iowa State University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($40)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 24)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.00)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement     Not Considered
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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