Iowa State University, Ames, USA

Ames, USA

  • 1858

    Established
  • 9.6%

    International Students
  • 8

    No. of Programs
  • 121

    US News
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

A public university that traces its roots back to 1858, Iowa State University (ISU) was set up by the State of Iowa as part of the state’s initiative to democratise access to higher education. In addition to being its oldest university, it is also the top higher educational university in the state of Iowa. Ranked among the top 150 universities in the USA and the top 500 universities in the world, ISU is highly acclaimed not only in its home country but also all around the globe.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

ISU’s massive 1900-acre campus is not only one of the largest but also one of the most beautiful campuses in the USA and an integral part of the city of Ames. It houses ISU’s 8 colleges — College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Design, Ivy College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Human Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Graduate College. More than 100 undergraduate, 117 postgraduate and a wide range of doctoral programmes are offered in these colleges and the current number of total enrolments is over 35,000. The University campus also offers scenic getaways to students and is as much a place for study as it is for fun, relaxation, exploring, skill development and personality development.

Accomplishments & Alumni

Being a pioneer of research in the state, ISU is a place of many bests and firsts — from being the place where the world’s first digital electronic computer was created in 1942 to being the place having the best high-resolution virtual reality lab in the world. The university is also widely recognised for its student-oriented approach towards education and its efforts towards ensuring that its graduates find success in their lives and while also building the capability of applying their knowledge in solving practical problems that affect people all around the world.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

A number of programmes have been set up by the University with the intent of promoting health and fitness, and ISU’s vibrant and active student body takes full advantage of the university’s recreational facilities, which include fitness centres, sports clubs, outdoor trips and workshops etc. Plus, there are over 900 student organisations active in ISU, which help keep the student body active and engaged. 

Lowa State University Facts & Figures 

Type of University 

Public Research University

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $25,000

Masters: $27,000

Admission Intakes

Fall, Spring 

Average GPA Requirement

3.60 

Average Exam Score Requirement

TOEFL iBT:  71, 17 in Writing and Speaking Section  

TOEFL PBT: 530 

IELTS: 6.0, minimum band: 5.5 

SAT and ACT examinations are not required for international applicants.

GRE: 155 (Quantitative), 145 (Verbal), 3 (analytical)   

GMAT: 592  

Admission Requirements

SOP, LOR, Financial Statements, Academic Transcript 

Admissions Deadlines

Bachelors: rolling admission
Masters: Deadlines are set by the department and vary by graduate programs

Percentage of International Students

11%

Size of Campus (in acres)

1,900

Alumni Worldwide

279,536

Females to Males Ratio

44: 56

Average Salary after 10 Years

$49,033

Lowa State University Rankings 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

NA  

301- 400

201-300

201-300

QS-  World University Ranking

494 

501-550

501-550

489

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

401- 500

401-500

351-400

351-400

US News & World Report - Global Universities

NA 

231

220

220

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

122

118

121

119

Lowa State University Subject Rankings 

Business 

Ranked  by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

QS- Business & Management Studies  

NA  

401-450

451- 500

401-450

QS- Global MBA

251+ 

NA 

NA  

NA  

THE (Times Higher Education) Business and Economics 

NA 

251-300

176-200

126-150

US News & World Report - Graduate Business School

50 

53

53 

NA 

Engineering  

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

QS - Engineering and Technology

NA  

330

318

356

QS- Engineering (Mechanical)

NA 

201- 250

201- 250  

251- 300

QS- Engineering (Chemical)

NA  

201- 250 

201- 250

251- 300

QS- Engineering (Electrical & Electronics) 

NA   

301- 350 

251- 300

301- 350

Computer Science

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019 

QS- Computer Science & Information Systems 

NA 

401-450

401-450

401- 450 

THE (Times Higher Education) - Computer Science

NA  

251-300

251-300

301-400

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Programs

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  • M.B.A

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 3,800

    • Duration

      2 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 17,08,700

  • MS Mechanical Engineering

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 3,800

    • Duration

      1 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 16,67,900

Campus Location

Iowa State University

USA, Ames

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