Prospective Students

Nationally top-ranked programs

Iowa State University's undergraduate programs and faculty are nationally recognized as among the best. 

  • Faculty members Hale Selek, lecturer in industrial design, and Rob Whitehead, assistant professor of architecture, were named two of the 30 most admired design educators in the nation for 2015
  • Architecture ranked 20th in the country by DesignIntelligence*, 
  • Landscape Architecture ranked 8th in the nation by DesignIntelligence*


*DesignIntelligence is a bimonthly publication for leaders in design professions. The magazine's annual report, "America's Best Architecture and Design Schools," is the only national college ranking survey that focuses exclusively on design.