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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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

ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 8%
Applicants who took ACT: 91%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 23%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 9%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 32%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 42%
SAT I Math score 700+: 18%
SAT I Math score 600+: 60%
ACT score 24-29: 47%
ACT score 30-36: 15%
ACT score 24+: 62%
Students applied: 18,399
Students admitted: 15,990
Admission rate: 87%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 40%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 28,893
Full-time enrolled men: 15,434
Full-time enrolled women: 12,002
Part-time enrolled men: 915
Part-time enrolled women: 542
Freshmen retained: 86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $6,648
Fees (in state): $1,088
Tuition (out of state): $19,768
Fees (out of state): $1,088
Room and board: $8,070
Est. book expense: $1,034
Total cost (in state): $16,840
Total cost (out of state): $29,960
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,026
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$13,924
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$23,146
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$27,044
Average debt at graduation: $28,880

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 80%
Average need-based aid: $6,814
Average non-need-based aid: $2,916

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

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