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  • Locations: Ames, IA, United States;
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: LSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 02/15/2019 02/15/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA Required: 2.5
APA Program Type: NSE Exchange - Domestic/Canada Credit Type: LSU credits via transfer
APA Advisor: Marissa Baham US State: Iowa - IA
NSE Tuition Plan(s): Plan A, Plan B
Program Description:

Iowa StateIowa State University

Iowa State University is located on a lush, sprawling 1800-acre campus in Ames, Iowa, a college town of 60,000 and Midwest cultural center. The park-like campus is ranked as one the country's most beautiful throughout the four seasons and includes the largest U.S. campus public art collection. The Iowa State Center complex attracts internationally-known performers and cultural events. Ames is near Des Moines, the State's capital and a center for insurance, finance, and communications.

An AAU, Carnegie RU/VH Research University and the nation's first land-grant school, Iowa State offers nationally recognized programs among 200 areas of study in the sciences and humanities in six colleges. Known for innovations in the bioeconomy, technology and communication, students participate in research at all classifications. Iowa State is noted for exceptional extracurricular environment, 800+ student organizations, extensive intramural programs and Big 12 Cyclone Athletics.

Campus Location

Ames is a college town centrally located in the Midwest. Ranked a Best College Town by the American Institute for Economic Research and a Money Magazine Top 10 Best Places to Live in America.

Helpful Information

Students placed at the annual placement conference for the fall semester should prepare to register for fall semester courses by late-March. The admission process requires approximately 2 weeks before eligibility to register for classes, so students must act promptly following NSE placement.

Fast Facts

Campus Statistics

Location Setting Pop. Enroll Housing Lang. Type
Ames, IA College-town 60,792 34,732 35% on-campus English Semester

Campus Diversity

White African Amer. Hispanic Asian Native Amer. Int'l Other
78% 3% 4% 4% 1% 11% 0%

Available Tuition Payment Plans

Plan A Plan B
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus. You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants. EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Placement availabilities may change at any time. Please reference the school's profile page on NSE.org for updated information.

Payment Estimates

Plan A Tuition/Fees Housing/Meals
$3,868 $4,035
These prices are estimates and are subject to change. Please reference the host university site for accurate details.

Programs of Study Open to NSE Students

For an accurate list of programs of study open to NSE students, please reference the list of "Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students" on the NSE School Profile for Iowa State University.

This list is maintained by the host NSE coordinator and is kept up-to-date. All classes taken while on an NSE exchange will transfer back as LSU credit. The LSU NSE coordinator will work with you to determine course equivalencies.

Special Conditions

For a full list of special conditions, please visit www.NSE.org and search the NSE section of the APA website.

GPA and Other Academic Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA

Exchange Preferences

  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus

Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)

  • Available

Non-Native English Speakers

  • TOEFL: must have a score of 530 paper, N/A computer or 71 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6

Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students

  • Not available

Summer Exchange

  • Plan A with full-term enrollment 

International Students (Visa Students)

  • Will accept on Plan A/B