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Iowa State University

Location

Iowa State University, Ames United States

Ranking

# =481QS World University Rankings

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92Undergraduate programs

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190Postgraduate programs

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About Iowa State University

Sitting on 1,900 acres, Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral and Research University and is ranked among the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The university is located approximately 30 minutes North of Des Moines in Ames, Iowa, which was recently voted as one of the nation’s best college towns. Iowa State is home to more than 33,000 students, who choose their adventure from over 120 different majors. Iowa State tied for 55th among the 146 Top Public-National Universities in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report for “Best Colleges”.


Iowa State is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and employs over 6,500 highly qualified faculty and staff. Iowa State is a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference and the NCAA (Division I). The “Cyclones” field 18 varsity squads, which include 11 women’s and 7 men’s intercollegiate teams. Students have a wide variety of networking opportunities, which include more than 850 student clubs and organizations, 45 different types of intramural sports, and over 90 highly-touted, early-engagement learning communities.


Iowa State is known worldwide for its excellence in science and technology, discovery and innovation; and its student-centered culture with faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success. Staying true to the university’s Land-Grant mission, Iowa State’s research-based and educational Extension and Outreach programs benefited more than 1 million Iowans in the last year. Integrated in this deep-seeded focus, Iowa State’s research enterprise includes nearly 100 centers and institutes, world-class facilities, and award-winning researchers and scholars.

About Iowa State University

Sitting on 1,900 acres, Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral and Research University and is ranked among the nation’s most beautiful college campuses. The university is located approximately 30 minutes North of Des Moines in Ames, Iowa, which was recently voted as one of the nation’s best college towns. Iowa State is home to more than 33,000 students, who choose their adventure from over 120 different majors. Iowa State tied for 55th among the 146 Top Public-National Universities in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report for “Best Colleges”.


Iowa State is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and employs over 6,500 highly qualified faculty and staff. Iowa State is a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference and the NCAA (Division I). The “Cyclones” field 18 varsity squads, which include 11 women’s and 7 men’s intercollegiate teams. Students have a wide variety of networking opportunities, which include more than 850 student clubs and organizations, 45 different types of intramural sports, and over 90 highly-touted, early-engagement learning communities.


Iowa State is known worldwide for its excellence in science and technology, discovery and innovation; and its student-centered culture with faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success. Staying true to the university’s Land-Grant mission, Iowa State’s research-based and educational Extension and Outreach programs benefited more than 1 million Iowans in the last year. Integrated in this deep-seeded focus, Iowa State’s research enterprise includes nearly 100 centers and institutes, world-class facilities, and award-winning researchers and scholars.

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Rankings & ratings

Iowa State University is one of the top public universities in Ames, United States. It is ranked #=481 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #319
  • 2014
    #=321
  • 2015
    #=348
  • 2016
    #355
  • 2017
    #421-430
  • 2018
    #471-480
  • 2019
    #=489
  • 2020
    #511-520
  • 2021
    #541-550
  • 2022
    #=494
  • 2023
    #=481

Ranking criteria

24.8
Overall
19.4
Academic Reputation
13.9
Employer Reputation
7.9
Faculty Student Ratio
65.8
Citations per Faculty
6
International Faculty Ratio
10.3
International Students Ratio
85.1
International Research Network
31
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

Iowa State is home to more than 28,294 undergraduate students, who choose their adventure from over 120 different majors. Iowa State is also home to over 6,500 highly qualified faculty and staff and is tied for 55th among the 146 Top Public-National Universities in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report for “Best Colleges”.

Iowa State is a member of the Big 12 Athletic Conference and the NCAA (Division I). The “Cyclones” field 18 varsity squads, which include 11 women’s and 7 men’s intercollegiate teams. Students have a wide variety of networking opportunities, which include more than 850 student clubs and organizations, 45 different types of intramural sports, and over 90 highly-touted, early-engagement learning communities.

Iowa State is home to over 28,000 undergraduate students and over 4,400 graduate students and is also home to over 6,500 highly qualified faculty and staff. Iowa State is known worldwide for its excellence in science and technology, discovery and innovation; and its student-centered culture with faculty and staff who are dedicated to student success. Staying true to the university’s Land-Grant mission, Iowa State’s research-based and educational Extension and Outreach programs benefited more than 1 million Iowans in the last year. Integrated in this deep-seeded focus, Iowa State’s research enterprise includes nearly 100 centers and institutes, world-class facilities, and award-winning researchers and scholars.

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