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Iowa State University of Science and Technology, generally referred to as Iowa State, is a public flagship land-grant and space-grant research university located in Ames, Iowa, United States. It is the largest university in the state of Iowa and the 3rd largest university in the Big 12 athletic conference. Iowa State is classified as a Research University with very high research activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Iowa State is also a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which consists of 62 leading research universities in North America.
Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.
2021 Best Colleges in America
#96 of 6828
2021 Best Colleges in Iowa
#2 of 88
2021 Best Four Year Colleges in Iowa
#2 of 44
Out of 27 majors categories at Iowa State University, the 5 most popular are listed below.
Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Iowa State University within four or six years.
University of Missouri-Kansas CityKansas City, MO
University of IowaIowa City, IA •
University of KansasLawrence, KS •
University of Wisconsin-PlattevillePlatteville, WI
University of Nebraska-LincolnLincoln, NE •
Minnesota State University-MankatoMankato, MN