The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Illinois State is a public and Drake University is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Drake University has more expensive tuition & fees ($47,742) than Illinois State ($27,011).
  • It is harder to admit to Drake University than Illinois State.
  • Drake University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,100) than Illinois State (1,100).
  • Drake University has higher submitted ACT score (24) than Illinois State (24).
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,233 students while Drake University has 4,875 students.
  • Drake University has a lower number of students per faculty with 11 to 1 while Illinois State's ratio is 19 to 1.
  • Illinois State has more full-time faculties with 915 faculties while Drake University has 300 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Illinois State University and Drake University.
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Illinois Statevs.Drake University
Normal, IllinoisLocationDes Moines, Iowa
Four-years, PublicSchool Typefour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral / Research University
2023 Tuition & Fees$47,742
79%% Receiving Financial Aid97%
$9,553Average Amount of Financial Aid$28,167
91.54 %Acceptance Rates69.07 %
30.94 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)13.85 %
1,100SAT Score1,300
24ACT Score28
67 %Graduation Rate78 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
83 %Retention Rate84 %
20,233Student Population4,875
915Number of Faculties300
19 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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