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Iowa State University

Overview
Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1858
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 20,440
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $106,579,093
Admissions Address

100 Alumni Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Website

http://www.iastate.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@iastate.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Marc Harding
Admissions office telephone: (800) 262-3810
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.admissions.iastate.edu Tuition deposit: $275 (Partially refundable)
Room deposit: $135 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 3 4
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 90%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 90%
Total applicants: 9,634
Total acceptances: 8,674
Total freshman enrollment: 3,983
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 5,148
Male acceptances: 4,566
Male freshman enrollment: 2,190
 
Female applicants: 4,486
Female acceptances: 4,108
Female freshman enrollment: 1,793
Out-of-state freshmen: 28%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 27%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 60%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 93%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 79%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 13%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 640
Math: 540 – 690
Combined: 1050 – 1330

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 10.5% 21.3%
600-699 34.7% 39.6%
500-599 33.6% 24.6%
400-499 16.4% 12.1%
300-399 4.1% 2.4%
200-299 0.7% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 96%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 – 27
Math: 22 – 28
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 13.3% 13.1% 13.9%
24-29 45.8% 39.2% 49.2%
18-23 38.6% 40.2% 31.4%
12-17 2.3% 7.3% 5.5%
6-11 N/A 0.2% N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A
 


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