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Undergraduate Newsletter




Top 12%

In award winning research and classifications in the world

BYU 2015 accounting rankings


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Top 30

Top 30 most affordable accounting programs

-Accounting Degree Review


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 Accounting is the universal language of business

Accounting is the universal language of business, spoken around the world by business and government leaders, investors, analysts, and others seeking to measure, understand, and apply the dynamics of financial success. Today, more than ever, businesses need Iowa State University accounting graduates who understand financial data to help guide their organizations through changing accounting regulations and tight economic times.


The Accounting major prepares students to analyze, synthesize and report data so others can use it to make informed decisions. The Accounting degree helps students pursue diverse careers in business and accounting including auditing, consulting, public accounting, budgeting, and forecasting.



Average starting salary for undergraduate Accounting graduates from Iowa State University.

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Of Accounting undergraduates reported they were working, continuing their education or serving in the military within six months of graduation.

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Accounting Requirements

Accounting Department

College of Business

2330 Gerdin Business Building

Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011

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Helpful Links

CPA Information

Helpful Contact Information


Iowa Society of CPAs (Iowa's 150 Hour Law)

950 Office Park Rd, Suite 300

West Des Moines, IA 50265-2548


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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

P.O. Box 2209

Jersey City, NJ 07303-2209


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Iowa Board of Accountancy (CPA Information)

1920 SE Hulsizer Rd.

Ankeny, IA 50021-3941


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