Iowa State University
Ames, IA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
31,822
Total Number of Undergrads
26,843
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
35%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
20%
100+ Students
5%
0
100
47%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
75%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
88%
Faculty With Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
48%
51%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
7%
White
81%
Hispanic
2%

What Students Are Saying

4.07 Average Rating
It depends on the classes you take. There are classes that are super difficult (like physics and engineering courses) but they balance out with easier classes (such as orientation and general ed requirements).
Emily from Maplewood, MN
The academic rigor really depends on the professor and what class you are taking. Biology and Chemistry have difficult tests and lots of reading, but other classes like dance and some english classes have less homework levels and easier grading. It all depends on your major and what you enjoy doing!
Grace from Vermont
As a business major, I don't think the general classes they have you take before the business core classes were too bad. But it really depends on your major.
Monica from Naperville, IL
I know that it's a great school academically and very rigourous as is most engineering programs. I haven't started my curriculum yet but I've chatted with teachers and students and I'm pretty sure you'll get a great education.
Student from Saint Louis,MO
The classes can be challenging if you can't figure out the best method to study but the professors and peers really help out.
Itzel from Fresno, CA

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