Architecture, Bachelor | Iowa State University | Ames, United States
60 months
26930 USD/year
25162 USD/year
8678 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The undergraduate program in Architecture at Iowa State University is an accredited five-year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Architecture degree.


About this Degree

The Architecture program at Iowa State University provides opportunities for general education as well as preparation for professional practice and/or graduate study. An optional one-semester foreign study program is offered to fourth-year students. Other study abroad opportunities are also available for short-term and semester-long duration.

The undergraduate curriculum includes one year of the college's Core Design Program followed by a four-year professional program. Admission to the professional degree program is based on the applicant’s performance in the completed pre-professional curriculum; previous high school record (or transfer record where applicable); portfolio and essay evaluations; and on available departmental resources. Information on admission criteria is posted each year on the College of Design website.

Programme Structure


  • Architectural Design
  • Contemporary Architecture
  • Advanced Design Representation
  • Three-Dimensional Studio
  • Building Science and Technology
  • History of the American City

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Iowa State operates on rolling admission. We strongly recommend that you apply at least six to eight weeks in advance.


168 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • ACT composite (or converted SAT) score x 3+
    • Cumulative GPA x 30
    • Number of years of high school core courses x 5
    • In addition to the high school course requirements listed above, students applying for admission to the College of Engineering must complete two years of a single foreign language. Students applying for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must complete a third year of social studies and two years of a single foreign language.
    • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) applicants are welcome to enroll at Iowa State University. The specific GED score requirements for admission depend upon when the GED test was taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13465 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • National

    25162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12581 USD per semester during 60 months.
  • In-State

    8678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4339 USD per semester during 60 months.

Living costs for Ames

1158 - 1797 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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