About Iowa State University:

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, generally referred to as Iowa State, is a public 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 third 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. Founded in 1858 and coeducational from its start, Iowa State became the nation’s first designated land-grant institution when the Iowa Legislature accepted the provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act on September 11, 1862, making Iowa the first state in the nation to do so. Iowa State's academic offerings are administered today through eight colleges, including the graduate college, that offer over 100 bachelor's degree programs, 112 master's degree programs, and 83 at the Ph.D. level, plus a professional degree program in Veterinary Medicine.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 167 156 167 156 131 153 148 175 203 207 219 228 237

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 31 23 26 36 10 32 36 34 45 45 42 48
Engineering 102 101 139 115 121 123 138 162 174 176 180 183
Life Sciences 289 255 236 257 228 230 256 239 245 242 243 249
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500
Natural Sciences 67 77 70 64 84 76 92 123 134 157 169 171
Social Sciences 177 189 214 194 174 181 246 244 243 208 215 198

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - 15 10 20 19 16 22 27 29 27
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - 175
Chemical Engineering 119 85 93 101 106 122 143 152 150 164
Chemistry 124 95 114 95 131 162 181 211 207 207
Civil Engineering 160 184 144 213 153 181 220 217 181 214
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science 115 221 114 149 172 162 178 248 217 217
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 138
Electrical Engineering 225 179 183 174 205 234 279 265 241 210
Environment / Ecology - 138 122 141 132 145 137 156 133 141
Geosciences 291 291 - - - - - - - 286
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 99 105 117 111 152 164 157 168 177 153
Mathematics 89 180 160 170 192 206 183 166 187 189
Mechanical Engineering 110 133 127 143 148 125 104 120 123 86
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - 118
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 225
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 351-400
Physics 56 55 63 65 68 92 91 101 123 104
Plant & Animal Science - 22 24 20 22 23 31 26 25 24
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - 217
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 214
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 259