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.
  • Illinois State has more expensive tuition & fees ($22,278) than UNI ($21,222).
  • It is harder to admit to UNI than Illinois State.
  • Illinois State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,120) than UNI (1,111).
  • Both Illinois State and UNI have the same submitted ACT scores (23).
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,635 students while UNI has 11,187 students.
  • Illinois State has more full-time faculties with 889 faculties while UNI has 496 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Illinois State University and University of Northern Iowa.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Illinois StateUNI
Illinois Statevs.UNI
Normal, IllinoisLocationCedar Falls, Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - other
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$13,115
Out-Of-State$22,278
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,938
Out-Of-State$21,222
57% ($9,307)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($5,591)
$9,307Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,591
89.13 %Acceptance Rates80.83 %
32.44 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)41.30 %
1,120SAT Score1,111
23ACT Score23
70 %Graduation Rate67 %
-Transfer-out Rate23 %
79 %Retention Rate84 %
20,635Student Population11,187
889Number of Faculties496
20 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, 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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