IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, AMES, IOWA - ADMISSION

Ames, IowaLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1858Established Year
  36158Enrollment

Iowa State University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 19th 2019By -  Sugandhi Sood

Iowa State University is a highly reputed university with large enrollments of around 35,000 students each year. With a wide range of courses in more than 50 subject areas, the university is always in demand. The academic sessions here begin in Fall and Spring seasons, with few courses in Summers as well. Right now, the admissions for the Fall session are open.

  • The students seeking admission for different courses can apply at the official website.
  • ACT and SAT scores are not required but are recommended for early decision.
  • International students have to meet additional requirements to secure admission.

Highlights

Application PortalOfficial Website
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG: 40 USD for US students & 50 USD for International students
PG: 60 USD for US students & 100 USD for International students
Mode of PaymentU-bill
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring season
Work ExperienceRequired for MBA
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships

Iowa State University Admissions Deadline

The full-time academic session at Iowa State University begins in the Fall and Spring seasons. The students may apply up to one year in advance for early decision. Currently, the admission process for the session in the Fall season is ongoing.

CourseDeadline
Undergraduate
Early AdmissionSpring: Aug 1
Fall: Feb 1
Summer: Feb 1
RegularMarch 31
Postgraduate
RegularVaries with course

Iowa State University International Students Admissions

Guidelines for International Students

  • Academic records must be submitted in both the student’s native language and in English.
  • Proof of Financial statement via Iowa state financial statement. The visa eligibility form will be issued after the verification of the financial statement.
  • English Proficiency Test score to be sent directly from the Testing agency to Iowa State University.
  • Advised to use the online Letter Recommendation process.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

Admission Requirements at Iowa State University needs the International students to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting any one of the following  English Proficiency Test scores:

Test NameMinimum Score Required (Undergraduate)Minimum Score Required (Graduate)Iowa State University Score
TOEFLiBT- 71 with at least 17 in the Speaking and Writing sections
PBT- 17 in all sections
iBT- 80-100
PBT- 500-600
6306
IELTS6.0 with all subscores 5.5 or above6.0-7.5Doesn't use codes
PTE4850-70Doesn't use codes

Requirements for International Students Visa

  • After the student is selected for admission, the university will email the Certificate of Eligibility for a Student Visa (Form I-20 A/B). Once received, check all the details carefully.
  • Completed non-immigration visa application form (DS-156) with passport size photo.
  • A valid passport.
  • Receipt of visa application fee.
  • Evidence of SEVIS fee payment (I-901 receipt).
  • Additional documents: Transcript(s), scores of any standardized tests taken, financial evidence showing sufficient funds.

Iowa State University Undergraduate Admissions

At Iowa State University, there are 6 undergraduate colleges that offer more than 100 major programs. The general undergraduate admission process is given below.

How to apply: Apply on the official website

Application Fees: 40 USD

Academic requirements: High School Transcripts,  English Proficiency Test score for International students. ACT/SAT scores are not mandatory for admission, but providing them will speed up the admission process of the student.

Financial Aid: Student loans and Scholarships.

Supporting Documents: Authorised financial statement, Proof of financial support, copy of passport.

Iowa State University Graduate Admissions

Iowa State University enrolls around 10,000 students each year in more than 150 graduate programs. Each program offered here has different admission requirements and eligibility criteria.

How to apply: The students have to apply through the official website.

Application Fees: 60 USD for US students and 100 USD for International Students

When to apply: The application deadline varies from course to course.

Academic Requirements: Transcripts, GPA of 3.0 or higher, GMAT/GRE, English Proficiency score for International students, Recommendation letters. Academic requirements vary from course to course.

Financial Aid: Student loans, work-study, and Scholarships.

Supporting Documents: Verified financial bank statement, Proof of financial support or sponsor, International information sheet, authorized clearance for transfer students.

Popular Courses at Iowa State University

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admissions

MBA at the Iowa State University #47 in Top 50 MBA Programs in 2020 U.S. News & World Report. The students should apply as soon as possible and not wait for the deadline.

Application DeadlineFall Semester:
US students- July 1
International students- March 1
Application PortalOfficial Website
Application FeesUS students: 60 USD
Internation Students: 100 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic Records GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale GMAT/GRE 2+ years of work experience
Supporting DocumentsTwo essays Current Resume Two Letter of Recommendation State of Purpose
Additional Requirements for International studentsTOEFL score:
PBT- 600
iBT- 100
IELTS score: 7.0
PTE Score: 68
Cost of Attendance (per semester)Resident: 6,392.20 USD
International students: 14,416 USD

Graduate Program in Aerospace Engineering Admissions

Application DeadlineFall Semester: January 15
Spring Semester: September 1
Application PortalOfficial Website
Application FeesUS students: 60 USD
Internation Students: 100 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic Records GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale GRE 2+ years of work experience
Supporting Documents1-3 Letters of Recommendation Statement of Purpose Current Resume
Additional Requirements for International studentsTOEFL score:
PBT- 550
iBT- 80
IELTS score: 6.5
PTE Score: 52
Cost of Attendance (per semester)Residents: 6,370.20 USD
International students: 13,589.20 USD

Master in Business Analytics (MBS) Admissions

Application DeadlineSummer Semester: April 1
Application PortalOfficial Website
Application FeesUS students: 60 USD
Internation Students: 100 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic Records GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Supporting DocumentsLetters of Recommendation Statement of Purpose
Additional Requirements for International studentsTOEFL score:
PBT- 600
iBT- 100
IELTS score: 7.0
PTE Score: 68
Cost of Attendance (per semester)Residents: 6,392.20 USD
International students: 14,416 USD

Graduate Program in Material Science and Engineering(MSE) Admissions

Application DeadlineFall Semester: February 2
Application PortalOfficial website
Application FeesUS students: 60 USD
Internation Students: 100 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic Records GPA: higher than 3.0 GRE: Verbal-145; Written- 3.0; Quantitative-155
Supporting DocumentsLetters of Recommendation Statement of Purpose
Requirements for International studentsTOEFL score:
PBT- 550
iBT- 79
IELTS score: 6.5
PTE Score: 53
Cost of Attendance (per semester)Residents: 6,370.20 USD
International students: 13,589.20 USD

MS Applied Mathematics Admissions

Application DeadlineFall Semester: February 1
Application PortalOfficial website
Application FeesUS students: 60 USD
Internation Students: 100 USD
Academic RequirementsAcademic Records GPA: higher than 3.0 GRE: Verbal-145; Written- 3.0; Quantitative-155
Supporting DocumentsLetters of Recommendation Statement of Purpose
Requirements for International studentsTOEFL score:
PBT- 550
iBT- 79
IELTS score: 6.5
PTE Score: 53
Cost of Attendance (per semester)Residents: 5,519.20 USD
International students: 13,428.20 USD

Iowa State University has provided the students with specific admission guidelines. Every year, the batches get full quite quickly, so it better for the students to complete their admission process as soon as possible.

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