Iowa State University
Iowa State University is a land-grant and space-grant university. The university is mostly concerned with science and technology. The Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa. The university was founded in 1858 when the Iowa Agriculture and College and Model Farm Act was passed by the General Assembly. The university offers 125 undergraduate majors, over 120 minors, as well as a variety of certificate and professional courses. In addition, Iowa State University offers over 190 graduate programmes.

Cost of attendance

The cost of attending Lowa State University ranges from 8,000 to 28,000 USD (about 6 to 21 lakh INR) based on the course and level of study. Furthermore, international students need a minimum of 33,382 USD, or 25.02 lakhs, to cover the expense of living in the United States.


Students at Iowa State University can live on campus in four halls of residence: Buchanan Hall, Richardson Court, Union Drive, and Wallace and Wilson Halls. Upper-division students (those aged 19 and over) have access to two more residence halls: Frederiksen Court, Schilletter, and University Villages. Eaton and Martin Halls are suite-style structures, which means that two rooms (four people) share a bathroom. Students at Iowa State paid $4,783 for housing and $4,782 for the dining plan. The typical monthly rent for off-campus living is between 550 and 650 USD.

Acceptance rate

The total number of students enrolled at the university are 36158. A total of 2,532 international students enrolled at Iowa State in fall 2021, comprising 8.2% of the total enrollment. The acceptance rate is 89.3%.


Iowa State University is in the city of Ames, Iowa. This city was ranked seventh among the top ten cities for job opportunities. According to the book 'The Campus as a Work of Art,' Iowa State University's campus is one of America's 25 most beautiful campuses. There are nearly 600 public works of art on campus. Reiman Gardens at Iowa State University has been named the best public rose garden in the United States. Iowa State University includes a multitude of attractions, including recognised museums, public sculpture collections, libraries, the largest Grant Wood murals in the country, and a golf course. The university includes around 800 student organisations that represent the students' different interests.


Iowa State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In addition, numerous Iowa State University programs are accredited by specialized accrediting agencies (PDF).

Jobs and Placement

Iowa State University maintains a career services centre for students, graduates, and alumni to help them with their career choices and pathways, as well as to connect them with other opportunities. The career service centre also offers career coaching for career counselling and career awareness, where individuals can get knowledge about their job before entering it. Graduates of Iowa State University earn an average of $194k.

QS Ranking

#=494 in QS World University Rankings, 2022

The Ranking

#401-500 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, 2022

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