Iowa State University

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

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Public ; Urban, 1,984 acres

Iowa State University of Science and Technology is a public flagship land-grant and space-grant research university located in Ames, Iowa, United States. 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. Iowa State has also been designated an "Innovation and Economic Prosperity University," a designation awarded to only 54 public universities in the U.S.

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Motto: Science with practice

Endowment: $786.2 million (2015)

Administrative staff: 1,845

Students: 36,660 (Fall 2016)

Undergraduates: 30,671 (Fall 2016)

Postgraduates: 5,096 (Fall 2016)

Male students 56 : 44 Female students

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