145x97
  • Avg. SAT Score
    1052
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $8,290
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    3,521
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
1200 Gerdin Business Building
Union Pacific Undegraduate Programs Office
Ames, Iowa 50011-1350, United States
Website

About College of Business

The College of Business at Iowa State University prepares tomorrow's business leaders by providing students the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a complex, technology-driven, global society.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    83%
  • Yield
    46%
  • Average Salary
    $43,900
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Public
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1980

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About Iowa State University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
83% Iowa State University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. SAT/ACT scores
  2. High school GPA
  3. Class rank
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
22387% 22,387
83% 83
46% 46
83% School Selectivity
46% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • ACT or SAT
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

For international students, minimum TOEFL score of 71 (IBT) or 530 (PBT) with minimum scores of 17 in speaking and writing sections; or minimum IELTS score of 6.0, with no sub score below 5.5; or minimum score of 420 on the Critical Reading Section of the SAT.

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
3215% 3,215
76% 76
35% 35
76% Program Selectivity
35% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 64
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Freshman who are admitted to the university and declare business as a major are admitted to the College of Business as pre-business students. They must pass additional requirements before they are admitted to the professional program in business.

Careers

Financial Services 22%
Top Industry
  • Manufacturing 12%
  • Other 8%
  • Consulting 5%
Wells Fargo 37
Top Employer
  • McGladrey 16
  • Cerner Corporation 16
  • Target 12
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
0%
54% 54
59% 59.252482758620694
54% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
0%
0%
0%
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
0%
36% 36
9% 9.484761904761905
36% Accept Offers
88% Graduates seeking full-time employment
12% Graduates not seeking employment
91% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 4
$42,429.00
26K 51K
Finance/Accounting
33% 33
$43,584.00
23K 65K
General Management
14% 14
$40,034.00
32K 57K
Human Resources
1% 1
$38,707.00
30K 52K
Management Information Systems
11% 11
$50,322.00
24K 66K
Marketing/Sales
14% 14
$39,832.00
24K 53K
Operations/Production
7% 7
$45,090.00
34K 56K
Logistics/Transportation
8% 8
$44,686.00
32K 60K
Other
8% 8
$42,648.00
20K 60K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
6% 6
$46,052.00
35K 57K
Consumer Products/Retail
12% 12
$44,699.00
24K 66K
Consulting
5% 5
$41,058.00
26K 62K
Financial Services
22% 22
$42,273.00
23K 65K
Government/Education
6% 6
$39,837.00
20K 60K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
5% 5
$43,576.00
30K 60K
Manufacturing
12% 12
$47,612.00
28K 65K
Media/Entertainment
4% 4
$35,167.00
24K 53K
Non-Profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
$43,333.00
40K 50K
Real Estate
1% 1
$32,000.00 Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
1% 1
Data not provided
Technology/Science
7% 7
$44,719.00
40K 61K
Transportation
10% 10
$41,544.00
30K 58K
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
8% 8
$45,000.00
35K 64K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
2% 2
$52,333.00
49K 55K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2
$49,900.00
36K 65K
U.S. South
2% 2
$49,750.00
47K 52K
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
$46,750.00
43K 50K
U.S. Midwest
90% 90
$43,264.00
20K 66K
U.S. West
2% 2
$48,648.00
35K 65K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Kingland Systems Corp. 89
  • Iowa State University 36
  • WebFilings LLC 36
  • Principal Financial Group 31
  • Transamerica 28
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 97
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 292
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 906
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Individual career advising, career related books and job search guides, computerized business career guidance tools, comprehensive website, intern/co-op positions, alumni career partners networking group, job shadowing, career-related presentations, mock interviews, interviewing facility, web-based recruiting system, campus interviewing program, fall and spring career fairs, employer information sessions, recruiting system student training, teaching BusAd 203 - Careers and Employment Preparation.

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$18,172
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $8,290
  • Fees $1,118
  • Expenses $8,764
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$30,724
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $20,842
  • Fees $1,118
  • Expenses $8,764
52% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 4% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 38%
  • Merit 62%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website www.financialaid.iastate.edu
Scholarships
$8,464,361
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$9,173,559
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
78% 72
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
78% 45
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
0% Less than 20 Students 34% More than 50 Students
66% 21 to 50 students
45 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 1995
Degrees Offered
  • BS in Business with majors in Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
104% 104
77% 77
Prominent Faculty
  • Joey George

    Management Information Systems

  • Michael Crum

    Supply Chain Management

  • Dermot Hayes

    Finance

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study throughout the university within departmental offices, co-ops through Career Services Office.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    College sponsored programs, Regents programs, university programs, 1 month to 1 year in length.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Community service activities through the Gerdin Citizenship Program, student club service activities, extracurricular activities

Students

14% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 24% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1180 75th Percentile Score on SAT 26.0 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
83% 83
Not Reported
4% 4
Multiethnic
4% 4
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
1%
97%
1%
1%
0%
0%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
87% 87
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
13% 13
Canada
0% 0
19 Average age of full-time students
87% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
48% 48
68% 68

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 28,688
Alumni Donations
$1,482 Average Gift $300,000 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • David Raisbeck

    Retired Vice Chairman of Cargill

  • Ric Jurgens

    Retired Chairman & CEO, HyVee

  • Fred Hoiberg

    Head Coach, Men's Basketball, Iowa State University