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.
  • BGSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($19,562) than Northern Illinois University ($14,392).
  • It is harder to admit to Northern Illinois University than BGSU.
  • BGSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,115) than Northern Illinois University (1,055).
  • BGSU has higher submitted ACT score (23) than Northern Illinois University (22).
  • BGSU has more students with 18,142 students while Northern Illinois University has 16,769 students.
  • Northern Illinois University has more full-time faculties with 787 faculties while BGSU has 715 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Bowling Green State University-Main Campus and Northern Illinois University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
BGSUNorthern Illinois University
BGSUvs.Northern Illinois University
Bowling Green, OhioLocationDekalb, Illinois
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$11,573
Out-Of-State$19,562
Tuition & Fees
In-State$14,392
Out-Of-State$14,392
72% ($7,864)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)82% ($9,280)
$7,864Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,280
73.20 %Acceptance Rates53.32 %
29.23 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)23.73 %
1,115SAT Score1,055
23ACT Score22
62 %Graduation Rate48 %
24 %Transfer-out Rate-
79 %Retention Rate78 %
18,142Student Population16,769
715Number of Faculties787
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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