The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Drake University is a Private (not-for-profit) and Illinois State is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Drake University has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,366) than Illinois State ($22,278).
  • It is harder to admit to Drake University than Illinois State.
  • Drake University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,235) than Illinois State (1,120).
  • Drake University has higher submitted ACT score (28) than Illinois State (23).
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,635 students while Drake University has 4,869 students.
  • Illinois State has more full-time faculties with 889 faculties while Drake University has 309 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Drake University and Illinois State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Drake UniversityIllinois State
Drake Universityvs.Illinois State
Des Moines, IowaLocationNormal, Illinois
Private (not-for-profit), 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
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$44,366Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,115
Out-Of-State$22,278
96% ($21,286)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($9,307)
$21,286Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,307
68.80 %Acceptance Rates89.13 %
19.84 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.44 %
1,235SAT Score1,120
28ACT Score23
81 %Graduation Rate70 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
89 %Retention Rate79 %
4,869Student Population20,635
309Number of Faculties889
10 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 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 servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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