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Iowa State University

Academics and Majors

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More than 28,000 students come together in Ames to get degrees in more than 100 majors, successfully giving off “a small-school feel with a big-university atmosphere.” Science and technology are the main draws at this research univer­sity, but this “welcoming and friendly environment” treats all of its students well, regardless of their academic pa... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

100 Enrollment Services Center

Ames, IA 50011-2011

United States

Phone: 515-294-5836

Fax: 515-294-2592


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 78
Most Popular Majors: Finance, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mechanical Engineering
All Majors: Accounting
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Agricultural Teacher Education
Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
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Combined Degree Programs: BA/MEng
Joint Engineering Program: BS/MS
Other Joint Degree Programs: BS/MS
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Cross Registration
Distance Learning
Double Major
Dual Enrollment
Exchange Student
External Degree
Honors Program
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Weekend College
Required Coursework: English (including composition)
Foreign languages
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Diversity, international perspectives, use of library.
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Online Courses
Online Courses Offered:Yes
Undergraduate Online Degree Programs:There are a few distance eduation undergraduate degree programs offered, including Bachelor of Liberal Studies(www.lifelearner.iastate.edu/degree/bls.html), and the Carver Teacher education program (www.educ.iastate.edu/ess/gwc).

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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:19:1
Total Faculty:1777
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:1553
Classes Taught by TAs:11%
Most Frequent Class Size:20 - 29
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:20 - 29
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