The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • BSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($27,132) than WMU ($16,041).
  • It is harder to admit to BSU than WMU.
  • BSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,160) than WMU (1,115).
  • BSU has more students with 21,597 students while WMU has 19,887 students.
  • BSU has more full-time faculties with 1,047 faculties while WMU has 752 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Ball State University and Western Michigan University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Muncie, IndianaLocationKalamazoo, Michigan
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
69% ($11,559)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($9,635)
$11,559Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,635
62.08 %Acceptance Rates82.32 %
26.54 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.07 %
1,160SAT Score1,115
-ACT Score24
67 %Graduation Rate57 %
-Transfer-out Rate25 %
80 %Retention Rate78 %
21,597Student Population19,887
1,047Number of Faculties752
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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