Iowa State University - Engineering

Iowa State University
Address3410 Beardshear Hall
LevelFour or more years
Total Engineering Students7716 (Undergraduate), 690 (graduate), 760 (PhD)
PhDs granted(current yr)190
Total Engineering Teachers250
Total Engineering Research Expenditure$99291
Admission Rate (Undergrad)5361 (Applications), 5095 (Offered admissions), 1980 (Accepted)
GPA (for Undergrad)65 [percentage of students ranked in top 25% of their high school class]
Admission Rate (Grad)1946 (Applications), 529 (Offered admissions), 302 (Accepted)
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (very high research activity)
Application Fees
Undergrad Application Fees$40
Grad Application Fees$60
Tuition / Fees
Undergrad In-State$8851
Undergrad Out-State$22687
Grad In-State$12000
Grad Out-State$26000
SAT Score**
SectionScore (25/75) percentile
ACT Score**
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Engineering Courses/Degrees

Aerospace- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering- General
Construction Engineering
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Industrial Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Iowa State's College of Engineering Ranks:
  • One of the ten largest undergraduate engineering programs in the nation
  • Second nationally in R&D100 research and development awards

    ECE: Graduate Records Examination (GRE) score of 700 or better on the Quantitative section; Waivers may be granted under extenuating circumstances
    ECE: Class ranking in the upper 25 percent (GPA>3.0 for US Citizens)

    Mechanical Engineering:

  • The average starting salary of mechanical engineering graduates is $57,300/year.
  • Co-op and Internship salaries for our students range from $2,200 to $3,000 a month.
  • More than 500 companies and agencies visit the College of Engineering each year to recruit our students.
  • 95% of our students have in-profession placement in their field within six months of graduation.

    College of Engineering also provides online degrees for some courses.

  • Engineering Resources

    47. University of Notre Dame
    48. Lehigh university
    49. Iowa State University
    50. University of Rochester
    51. University of Colorado at Boulder

    GRE Scores and Admissions