Freshman Admissions

More opportunities. More possibilities. More potential. At Iowa State you'll find all of the above. And more.

Custom-made adventure

Immerse yourself in a university where top-notch academics and a vibrant student life form the ultimate college adventure.

Customize your adventure by choosing from more than 100 majors and over 800 student clubs and organizations. Write an award-winning paper. Create Hilton Magic. Research with world-renowned scholars. Intern in Italy. Experience ISU AfterDark. The possibilities are endless.

The climb of your life

College is your adventure. Open your mind. Broaden your horizons. Make memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy the adventure.

Ready to apply?

Once you've decided to apply to Iowa State, the process is easy. You'll be able to report your academic information right on the application and you'll usually receive a decision from us within 48 hours. Visit our application now to get started!

Special Policy for Summer/Fall 2021 Applicants:
Due to cancellation of national admissions test dates, you may apply and be considered for admission to Iowa State prior to submitting your ACT or SAT score. If you are admitted without a test score, you will be expected to submit an ACT or SAT score prior to enrollment.