Iowa State University
#194 Overall Influence#1077 Desirability Rank

Iowa State University

Public research university in Ames, Iowa, United States

Iowa State University was founded in 1858. The university is organized into eight colleges and two schools, which together offer 100 bachelor’s degree programs, 112 master’s degrees, and 83 doctorates.

Among Iowa State’s most popular programs are those in engineering and in business, management, marketing, and related fields. The university also offers well-known programs in journalism and mass communication, in education, and in veterinary science.

Iowa State’s department of Online and Distance Learning offers graduate degrees and certificates in more than 50 fields of academic study.

Iowa State is associated with four Nobel laureates:

Other distinguished Iowa State connected individuals include the following:

Iowa State is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

18,855

Acceptance

91%

Graduation Rate

74%

Median SAT Score

1213

Median ACT Score

25

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$7,740

Fees (in-state)

$1,248

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$56,000

Employed

93%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

33K

Under-Grads

29K

Graduates

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

1750 Beardshear Hall, Ames IA 50011-2103

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

7 per 100k

Violent Crime

0 per 100k

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

16 per 100k

Violent Crime

2 per 100k

What is Iowa State University known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#72 World Rank #28 USA Rank
Chemistry
#54 World Rank #40 USA Rank
Engineering
#106 World Rank #60 USA Rank
Computer Science
#189 World Rank #66 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#131 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Economics
#202 World Rank #76 USA Rank
Physics
#159 World Rank #83 USA Rank
Biology
#227 World Rank #86 USA Rank
Mathematics
#174 World Rank #104 USA Rank
Education
#281 World Rank #126 USA Rank
Sociology
#168 World Rank #126 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#175 World Rank #127 USA Rank
Business
#165 World Rank #129 USA Rank
Communications
#290 World Rank #160 USA Rank
Political Science
#326 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Psychology
#424 World Rank #188 USA Rank
Medical
#406 World Rank #200 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#379 World Rank #204 USA Rank
History
#573 World Rank #241 USA Rank
Anthropology

Other areas of influence

#243 World Rank #164 USA Rank
Nursing
#293 World Rank #176 USA Rank
Social Work
#821 World Rank #407 USA Rank
Law

Influential People

Who are Iowa State University's Most influential alumni?

Iowa State University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Chemistry, and Computer Science. Iowa State University’s most academically influential people include Charles Thaxton, Everett Rogers, and George Washington Carver.

Charles Thaxton

American Christian creationist

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Everett Rogers

American academic

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George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver

African American botanist and inventor

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Subra Suresh
Subra Suresh

American scientist in engineering

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John Vincent Atanasoff
John Vincent Atanasoff

American computer pioneer

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Marvin H. Caruthers

American biochemist

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Clifford Berry

American computer scientist

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Michael M. Crow
Michael M. Crow

Professor and university administrator

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Harlan Mills

Academic

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Wendell Nedderman
Wendell Nedderman

American engineering academic

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Dennis Muilenburg
Dennis Muilenburg

American businessman, and the president, chairman, and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company

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H. Otley Beyer
H. Otley Beyer

American anthropologist

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