The College of Engineering at Iowa State University

Engineering School Admissions

Application

Director of admissions Marc Harding
Application deadline (U.S. residents) rolling
Application fee (U.S. residents) $40
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $90

The College of Engineering at Iowa State University

Admissions Statistics

Total applicants (master’s and Ph.D.) 2,337
Total acceptances (master’s and Ph.D.) 383
Overall acceptance rate 16.4% – Low

Master’s Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.40
Average GRE 466 verbal
742 quantitative
3.64 analytical writing

Doctoral Program Entering Class GPA and GRE Scores

Average undergraduate GPA 3.40
Average GRE 475 verbal
761 quantitative
3.14 analytical writing
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 550 paper test
79 internet-based test

Department Contacts

Aerospace engineering http:/​/​www.​aere.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-9669
[email protected]
Biological/Agricultural engineering http:/​/​www.​abe.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-1033
[email protected]
Architecture N/A
Biomedical engineering N/A
Chemical engineering http:/​/​www.​cbe.​iastate.​edu
(515) 294-7643
[email protected]
Civil engineering http:/​/​www.​ccee.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-4975
[email protected]
Computer engineering http:/​/​www.​ece.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-6092
[email protected]
Computer science N/A
Electrical engineering http:/​/​www.​ece.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-6092
[email protected]
Engineering management N/A
Engineering science and engineering physics http:/​/​www.​aere.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-9669
[email protected]
Environmental engineering http:/​/​www.​ccee.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-4975
[email protected]
Industrial engineering http:/​/​www.​imse.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-0129
[email protected]
Materials engineering http:/​/​mse.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-1214
[email protected]
Mechanical engineering http:/​/​www.​me.​iastate.​edu/​
(515) 294-0838
[email protected]
Mining N/A
Nuclear engineering N/A
Petroleum engineering N/A
Other engineering programs http:/​/​www.​eng.​iastate.​edu/​grad/​inter_programs.​asp
(515) 294-3241
[email protected]

Engineering School Academics

Enrollment

Total graduate engineering enrollment 997
Master’s (full-time) 472
Master’s (part-time) 0
Ph.D. (full-time) 525
Ph.D. (part-time) 0

Graduates (2011)

Total graduates 274
Total master’s graduates 186
International master’s graduates 34.4%
Minority master’s graduates 4.3%
Female master’s graduates 22.6%
Total Ph.D. graduates 88
International Ph.D. graduates 75.0%
Minority Ph.D. graduates 2.3%
Female Ph.D. graduates 26.1%

Programs

100.0 percent of students reported specialty information. Totals may exceed 100% due to students with multiple specialities.

Program Faculty Student Specialization
Aerospace 25 5.4%
Agricultural 30 5.3%
Chemical 19 5.4%
Civil 28 13.4%
Computer engineering 53 16.8%
Computer science 0 N/A
Electrical 53 15.7%
Engineering science and engineering physics 0 N/A
Environmental 0 N/A
Industrial / Manufacturing 16 8.5%
Materials 22 8.1%
Mechanical 28 17.9%
Other 0 3.4%

Faculty (2011-2012)

Full-time faculty 216
Part-time faculty 7
Full-time faculty elected to the National Academy of Engineering 4

Research (2010-2011)

Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $78,368,000
Full-time faculty engaged in engineering-related research during 2010-2011 academic year 216

Engineering School Ranking

#43 Best Engineering Schools

(10) Ranking by Specialties

#20 in Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
#5 in Biological / Agricultural
#32 in Chemical
#33 in Civil
#43 in Computer Engineering
#38 in Electrical / Electronic / Communications
#41 in Environmental / Environmental Health
#27 in Industrial / Manufacturing
#24 in Materials
#38 in Mechanical

Engineering Ranking Scores

Score 43
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.2
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Overall acceptance rate 16.4% – Low
Average GRE quantitative score (master’s and Ph.D. students) 756
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 2.4:1 – Medium
Ph.D.s granted 88
Engineering school research expenditures (2010-2011 fiscal year) $78,368,000
Research expenditures per faculty member $366,205
Faculty membership in National Academy of Engineering 1.9%
Total graduate engineering enrollment 997

Engineering School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Total graduate engineering enrollment 997

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 997
Minority students 7.0%
International students 49.7%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 0
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A

Engineering School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Roberta Johnson
Financial aid phone (515) 294-2223

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $8,616 per year (in-state)
Full-time: $20,280 per year (out-of-state)
Part-time: $479 per credit (in-state)
Part-time: $479 per credit (out-of-state)
Required fees $1,294 per year
Room and board $7,895
Books and supplies $1,044
Miscellaneous expenses $2,185

Financial Aid Availability

Fellowships 50
Teaching assistants 116
Research assistants 478
Other appointments 0

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