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Iowa State University

Ames , IA ,United States

Civil Engineering, B.S

Civil engineers apply principles of motion and materials to plan, design, construct, maintain, and operate public and private facilities, while working under economic, social, and environmental constraints. Commonly included are transportation systems; bridges and buildings; water supply, pollution control, waste management, irrigation, and drainage systems; river and harbor improvements; dams and reservoirs. Civil engineering also includes planning, designing, and executing surveying operations and locating, delimiting, and delineating physical and cultural features on the earth's surface. Research, testing, sales, management, and related functions are also a part of civil engineering. Work on campus is supplemented by inspection trips, which furnish an opportunity for firsthand study of engineering systems in operation, as well as projects under construction.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 25

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

  • 12 to 36 months (OPT duration depends on the major studied).

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


Equivalent of a minimum 3.0 high school GPA on 4.0 scale. The Office of Admissions understands many different evaluation systems are used throughout the world, therefore, we will determine the equivalent GPA when necessary.


In addition to the requirement above, students must meet the following minimum high school course requirements:

  • 4 years of English or your native language
  • 3 years of science (including at least two years of laboratory science courses which emphasize elements of biology, chemistry, or physics)
  • 3 years of math (including algebra and geometry)
  • 2 years of social studies


While SAT or ACT scores are not required for admission, students who achieve either of the two minimum test scores below are automatically considered to have met the 3.00 GPA requirement:

  • 1200 SAT combined score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score + Math score)
  • 25 ACT composite score


Minimum Academic Requirements

  • A minimum equivalent GPA of B or 3.0 on a 4.0 scale:
    • General Scale: 50%
    • India School Certificate: 6 on a scale of 1-9
    • CBSE/CCE: B2 on a scale of A1 to E2
    • National Institute for Open Schooling SSSE: 61 out of 100, D on a scale of A – I, or Good
  • An admission decision may be made based on transcripts for the 3 years before the final year of high the school along with other required supporting documents.
  • Applicants should achieve the Higher Secondary Certificate, or its equivalent, and submit complete final official transcripts confirming completion of high school along with Board Exam results for X and XII before being allowed to enroll at ISU.


  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 108568 USD
    Annual Cost of Living: 9149 USD
    Application Fee: 50 USD
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