#167 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).

From Wikipedia

Iowa State University of Science and Technology is a public land-grant research university in Ames, Iowa. It is the largest university in the state of Iowa and the third largest university in the Big 12 athletic conference. Iowa State is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and is a member of the Association of American Universities .

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

20,223

Acceptance

88%

Graduation Rate

75%

Median SAT Score

1220

Median ACT Score

25

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$8,042

Fees (in-state)

$1,274

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

30K

Under-Grads

27K

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

#95 World Rank
Biology
#73 World Rank
Engineering
#76 World Rank
Chemistry
#81 World Rank
Computer Science
#226 World Rank
Literature
#192 World Rank
Mathematics
#188 World Rank
Business
#151 World Rank
Physics
#96 World Rank
Economics
#197 World Rank
Education
#134 World Rank
Communications
#333 World Rank
Medical
#208 World Rank
History
#192 World Rank
Psychology
#273 World Rank
Political Science
#325 World Rank
Philosophy
#147 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#233 World Rank
Sociology
#517 World Rank
Religious Studies
#171 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#295 World Rank
Anthropology
#558 World Rank
Nursing

Other areas of influence

#244 World Rank
Social Work
#408 World 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

LeRoy E. Cain

LeRoy E. Cain

NASA engineer

Roy Reiman

American magazine publisher

Joe Lutkenhaus

American microbiologist

Eugene F. Stoermer

American ecologist

Virgil Snyder

Mathematician

Alfred Mueller

Physicist

W. Mark Saltzman

American academic

Dale A. Anderson

American aerospace engineer

Srinivas Aluru

Srinivas Aluru

Curtis Cooper

American mathematician

Niels Ebbesen Hansen

Danish-American horticulturist

Theodore Y. Wu

Fluid dynamicist