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Ranking of Iowa State University

University Ranking

When it comes to the top 500 universities worldwide, Iowa State University is ranked in 2022. In the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, it is ranked between #401 and #500. Iowa State University was ranked in the same range (#401–500) in 2021 as well. U.S. News & World Report estimates that Iowa State University will rank #237 among all universities worldwide in 2022. In contrast, Iowa State University is ranked #127 in the 2022–23 edition of U.S. News' ranking of national universities. Read: Admissions to Iowa State University in 2022.

If we look at the QS rankings, Iowa State University comes in at #494 in 2022 and #481 in 2023. If we compare the current QS world ranking of Iowa State University to the rankings from 2020 and 2021, it has improved.

Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings [1]201-300201-300201-300301-400NA
QS - World University Ranking [2]471489501-550501-550494
THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking [3]301-350351-400351-400401-500401-500
US News & World Report - Global Universities [4]212220220231237
US News & World Report - National University Ranking119119121118122


Course Ranking

Global MBA course is ranked 251+ in the QS topic rankings for 2022. According to the Times Higher Education rankings for 2022, the Business and Economics programme is ranked between 301 and 400. If we compare the Times Higher Education rankings for 2022 to Iowa State University's engineering course rankings, the PG Engineering and Technology course will be ranked between 251 and 300. If we compare the ranking for this course in 2022 to the rankings for the previous two years, it has fallen. The engineering and technology course was ranked between #201 and #250 in 2020 and 2021.

According to the Times Higher Education rankings, Iowa State University's computer science programme is positioned between 301 and 400 in 2022. The Times Higher Education rankings place Iowa State University's psychology programme between 176 and 200.


Ranking for Business Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - Global MBA [5]NANANA201-250251+
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics [6]151-175126-150176-200251-300301-400
US News & World Report - Graduate Business School [7]79NA535350
US News & World Report - UG Business7979796774
Ranking for Engineering Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
QS - Architecture & Built Environment RankingsNANANA201-220NA
QS - Engineering and Technology [8]396356318330NA
QS - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering Rankings251-300201-250201-250201-250NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Engineering and Technology [9]251-300251-300201-250201-250251-300
US News & World Report - Aerospace Engineering PGNANANA3125
US News & World Report - Chemical Engineering PGNANANA3341
US News & World Report - Civil Engineering PGNANANA2730
US News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PGNANANA3943
US News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PGNANANA4841
US News & World Report - UG Mechanical EngineeringNA343433NA
Ranking for Computers Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers [10]176-200301-400251-300251-300301-400
US News & World Report - Computer Engineering PGNANANA4237
Ranking for Science Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Mathematics RankingsNA401-500201-300201-300NA
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Physics Rankings101-150151-200151-200151-200NA
QS - Physics and Astronomy Rankings351-400301-350301-350251-300NA
QS - QS - Biological Sciences Rankings201-250251-300301-350251-300NA
QS - QS - Mathematics Rankings251-300201-250251-300301-350NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Life Sciences Rankings126-150151-175176-200176-200126-150
THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Psychology RankingsNA176-200176-200151-175176-200
Ranking for Humanities Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Political Sciences RankingsNA201-300201-300201-300NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - Arts & Humanities Rankings301-400301-400401-500301-400251-300
Ranking for Medicine Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
THE (Times Higher Education) - Clinical and Health Rankings301-400301-400NA401-500501-600
Ranking for Law Courses
Ranked By20182019202020212022
ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Shanghai Law Ranking76-10076-1004645NA
THE (Times Higher Education) - THE - Law RankingsNA101-125NANA126-150


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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about Iowa State University
Where is Iowa State University located?
Iowa State University is located in Ames, USA
How much does it cost to study in Iowa State University?
The average first year cost to study in Iowa State University is INR 3400974
What is the acceptance rate for Iowa State University?
Iowa State University has an acceptance rate of 12.5%
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