AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University is tied for 53rd among 132 public national universities in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges” undergraduate rankings released today.
Overall – in the magazine’s ranking of 311 national universities offering a full range of undergraduate majors, graduate programs and research capabilities – Iowa State is tied for 115th.
Last year, Iowa State tied for 51st among public universities and tied for 111th overall.
Iowa State is in a three-way tie with two other public universities for the top ranking in best undergraduate programs in biological/agricultural engineering. Iowa State is tied with Purdue University in Indiana and Texas A&M University.
Here’s where the magazine ranks other Iowa State undergraduate programs:
- Best undergraduate engineering programs among 205 schools ranked: tied for 23rd among publics and tied for 40th overall.
- Best undergraduate business programs among 494 schools ranked: tied for 48th among publics and tied for 78th overall.
- Best undergraduate supply chain management/logistics programs among 20 schools ranked: tied for 14th among publics and tied for 19th overall.
U.S. News also identifies Iowa State as one of 11 public universities with “stellar” learning community programs.
In other, non-program rankings, Iowa State tied for 70th overall among 96 schools for best colleges for veterans; tied for 82nd overall among 143 best value schools; and tied for 128th among 254 schools in high school counselor rankings.
Iowa State remains listed among “A-Plus Schools for B Students.” The magazine says these are colleges with strong rankings that accept a significant number of students with “nonstratospheric transcripts.”
Complete rankings are online now and the magazine’s new Best Colleges guidebook is expected in stores Oct. 10.