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Campus & Student Life at Iowa State University

Home to about 26,843 undergraduates in 2020, Iowa State is a very large, public university located in Ames, Iowa. This urban setting might be best suited for students who like the fast-paced city life. Should you tire of the campus however, Iowa State offers a “study abroad” program. Please note, some classes/degrees offered by Iowa State can be taken “online” so keep that in mind when reviewing this report. For more context, you might also check out our Iowa State Guide to Distance and Online Learning.

Iowa State Has a Disability Services Site

Individuals with disabilities make up 5.0% of the student population at Iowa State. For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Iowa State Disability Services.

Iowa State for the Military

While not a "service academy", Iowa State does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs and there is an active student veterans group on campus. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Iowa State Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Iowa State for Veterans Guide.

Iowa State offers On-Campus Day Care

For students with young families, Iowa State does offer some day care. Programs like this are often in very high demand, so be sure to inquire as soon as you can.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Iowa State University

Iowa State offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.

Freshmen Living Arrangements at Iowa State University

* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.

Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Iowa State University

Iowa State has a comparatively very large, student body. There were 26,843 undergraduates in 2020. Full-time attendance was 25,271 (94.1%). Part-time attendance was 1,572 (5.9%).


Iowa State University is Ranked #747 for Overall Diversity

Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Iowa State is more diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Iowa State #747 out of 3,451.

The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.

Overall Diversity at Iowa State University

You can learn more about the diversity of the student body at Iowa State by looking closer at the ethnic,  genderage, and geographic diversity metrics from the Iowa State Diversity Guide.

Iowa State University Competes in the NCAA

Iowa State has a total of 570 student athletes, 323 men and 247 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.

Athletics Financing

Total Revenue (all teams)$55,191,424
Total Expenses (all teams)$55,154,127

For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Iowa State University Athletics

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