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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: 7%
Applicants who took ACT: 91%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 21%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 8%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 29%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 37%
SAT I Math score 700+: 15%
SAT I Math score 600+: 52%
ACT score 24-29: 50%
ACT score 30-36: 14%
ACT score 24+: 64%
Students applied: 19,164
Students admitted: 16,702
Admission rate: 87%
Students per faculty: 19
4-year graduation rate: 41%
6-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment: 30,034
Full-time enrolled men: 15,976
Full-time enrolled women: 12,226
Part-time enrolled men: 1,095
Part-time enrolled women: 737
Freshmen retained: 87%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition (in state): $8,219
Fees (in state): NA
Tuition (out of state): $21,583
Fees (out of state): NA
Room and board: $8,356
Est. book expense: $995
Total cost (in state): $17,570
Total cost (out of state): $30,934
Cost after need-based aid
(in state):
$10,511
Cost after non-need-based aid
(in state):
$14,591
Cost after need-based aid
(out of state):
$23,875
Cost after non-need-based aid
(out of state):
$27,955
Average debt at graduation: $27,571

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 80%
Average need-based aid: $7,059
Average non-need-based aid: $2,979

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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