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Iowa State University

Iowa State University

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Iowa State University Ames, IA USA 50011

Iowa State University (ISU) is a public, land-grant university in Ames, Iowa. Founded in 1858, ISU is the largest university in the state. Well known for its research output, agriculture, and engineering programs, ISU students and faculty have made milestone contributions to technology, science, and agriculture. Notable alumni include inventor George Washington Carver, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, and more.

ISU’s engineering programs are highly respected across the nation. The university’s acceptance rate is 88% and its graduation rate is 75%. Over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in one of its 10 schools. ISU’s tuition rate is $9,316 per year for in-state students and $24,504 per year for out-of-state students. More than 100 undergraduate majors are available, and more than 180 graduate programs and certifications are offered. ISU follows a semester-based academic calendar.

A member of the NCAA Division I Big 12 Conference, ISU athletic teams are a popular student attraction. ISU football fans are known for their loyalty and enthusiasm, and they consistently fill Jack Trice Stadium to capacity. When students aren’t cheering on their Cyclones, they can participate in one of the university’s 800 clubs and organizations, which include over 60 fraternities and sororities. Because ISU is a land-grant institution, students invest a lot of time in research, aiming to improve their land, communities, and beyond.

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