Architecture Facts & Figures
- Architecture courses have been offered at Iowa State University since the institution first enrolled students in 1869.
- The department has existed under four different names: Structural Design (1914), Architectural Engineering and Rural Structures (1918), Architecture and Architectural Engineering (1940s), and finally, Architecture (1967), all in the College of Engineering.
- The Department of Architecture became part of the College of Design when it opened in 1978.
Architecture by the Numbers – Spring 2018
Undergraduate enrollment: 308 (professional program)
Iowa residents: 136
Non-residents (U.S.): 80
Students in the Bachelor of Architecture degree program are from 18 states (including Iowa) and 17 foreign countries: Bahamas, Brazil, China, Cyprus, India, Indonesia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Graduate enrollment: 51
Iowa residents: 14
Non-residents (U.S.): 10
Students in the architecture graduate program are from 8 states and 8 countries in addition to the U.S.: Barbados, China, Iran, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Qatar.
The Department of Architecture offers more than 30 scholarships and awards totaling more than $90,000 annually to students enrolled in the professional program.