Academics

Turn your passion into a profession.

From being home to the first electronic digital computer and the only university in the country to have a U.S. Department of Energy research lab on campus, Iowa State is known for making major discoveries. With a small average class size and a student-faculty ratio of 19:1, you won’t get lost in the crowd.

One of the hardest parts of this journey might be choosing where to start. Begin by checking out our more than 100 majors, minors and certificates that can be customized to maximize your impact in the world.



Find Your Adventure


Large university. Small feel. Just your size. 

We have six undergraduate colleges, that host more than 100 majors, we also have 125 graduate programs and one of the nation’s best veterinary medicine schools — all of which are designed to give your career a major boost. 

Our unique multidisciplinary approach to learning allows you to collaborate with others in different colleges. This method is proven to inspire critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. All the things that make employers salivate. 

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Top 4%
Worldwide among other agriculture
and forestry institutions

Ivy College of Business

$1.25 M+
Undergraduate scholarships awarded yearly

College of Design

94%
of graduates employed or continuing education within 6 months of graduation

College of Engineering

Top 25
Engineering program at public universities

College of Human Sciences

2280
Hours of paid research through the Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

563
Employers attend LAS Career Fairs