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 VU is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • VU has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,286) than Illinois State ($22,278).
  • It is harder to admit to VU than Illinois State.
  • VU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,120) than Illinois State (1,120).
  • VU has higher submitted ACT score (23) than Illinois State (23).
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,635 students while VU has 3,786 students.
  • Illinois State has more full-time faculties with 889 faculties while VU has 312 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Illinois State University and Valparaiso University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Illinois StateVU
Illinois Statevs.VU
Normal, IllinoisLocationValparaiso, Indiana
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$13,115
Out-Of-State$22,278
Tuition & Fees$43,286
57% ($9,307)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)96% ($27,132)
$9,307Average Amount of Financial Aid$27,132
89.13 %Acceptance Rates84.28 %
32.44 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)12.04 %
1,120SAT Score1,180
23ACT Score26
70 %Graduation Rate71 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
79 %Retention Rate80 %
20,635Student Population3,786
889Number of Faculties312
20 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 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

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