Iowa State University (ISU)

Iowa State University (ISU) is a top ranking public land-grant and space-grant research university located in the state of Iowa, United States.

ISU consists of the following colleges: Agriculture and Life Sciences; Business; Design; Engineering; Human Sciences; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Veterinary Medicine.

Notable ISU alumni include: Lauro Cavazos (former U.S. Secretary of Education), Luis Ernesto Derbez (former Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Secretary of Economics), Charles Boynton Knapp (former president, University of Georgia), Lee Teng-hui (former President of Republic of China, Taiwan), Sally Pederson (former Lieutenant Governor of Iowa), etc.

University Rankings:

- Iowa State University is ranked 94th among Tier 1 National Universities (USNWR 2011).

- Rated 39th (up from 40th in previous year) among best national public universities, and 88th (up from 89th) in the "Best National Universities" category (US News & World Report 2010). And, for the eighth straight year, the magazine has included Iowa State's learning communities among its "Programs to Look For".

- 56th globally in the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (Jan 2010).

- Iowa State University is ranked 222nd in the world for Engineering & IT (QS World University Rankings™ 2009).

- Placed among the world's top 200 institutions (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009).

- Iowa State University is tied for 23rd with Arizona State University, Tempe among public universities' engineering schools whose highest degree is a doctorate, and 38th overall for its engineering program (U.S. News 2009 "America's Best Colleges" annual rankings).

- Iowa State University is placed among the world's top 300 universities in the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings (Ranked 276th in 2007, 289th in 2008).

- 36th in the US News ranking of Best Graduate Chemistry Programs (2008).

- 81st in the NRC Rankings in Pharmacology Doctoral Programs (2007).

- The economic department is ranked 1st among the top 25 ag economics programs in the world (econphd.net, 2005).

- According to the Academy of Management Journal , Iowa State's marketing department is ranked 4th nationally for programs without a Ph.D. program.

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