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Located in Ames, Iowa, Iowa State University is a large four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 19,164 prospective students applied, and 16,702 were granted admission. Of those admitted 6,230 enrolled in the school. 32,499 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,215 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $6,648 plus fees of $1,088.

ISU is ranked 335 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Iowa State University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Iowa State University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

33% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

63% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

68% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=153603 IPEDS survey data for Iowa State University.

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