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Best Values in Colleges

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Iowa State University of Science and Technology (Ames, IA)

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Iowa State University of Science and Technology is ranked 68 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Public Colleges and is ranked 216 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 8%
Applicants who took ACT 91%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+9%
600-69923%
600+32%

SAT Math Score

700+18%
600-69942%
600+60%

ACT Score

30-3615%
24-2947%
24+62%

Students applied18,399
Students admitted15,990
Admission rate87%

Students per faculty19

4-year graduation rate40%

ANNUAL COSTS

In State

Tuition$6,648
Fees$1,088
Room and board$8,070
Estimated book expense$1,034
Total cost$16,840

Cost after need-based aid$10,026
Cost after non-need-based aid$13,924

Average debt at graduation$28,880

Out of State

Tuition$19,768
Fees$1,088
Room and board$8,070
Estimated book expense$1,034
Total cost$29,960

Cost after need-based aid$23,146
Cost after non-need-based aid$27,044

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$47,200

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$6,814
Average non-need-based aid$2,916

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment28,893

Full-Time

Men15,434
Women12,002

Part-Time

Men915
Women542

Freshmen retained86%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available

SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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