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 four-years, public schools.
  • MSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($41,290) than IU ($38,352).
  • It is harder to admit to MSU than IU.
  • IU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,270) than MSU (1,210).
  • IU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than MSU (26).
  • MSU has more students with 49,659 students while IU has 45,328 students.
  • MSU has more full-time faculties with 2,996 faculties while IU has 2,081 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Indiana University-Bloomington and Michigan State University.
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Bloomington, IndianaLocationEast Lansing, Michigan
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (very high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
Tuition & Fees
65% ($11,596)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($11,781)
$11,596Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,781
76.01 %Acceptance Rates71.55 %
25.10 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.35 %
1,270SAT Score1,210
29ACT Score26
81 %Graduation Rate82 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
90 %Retention Rate92 %
45,328Student Population49,659
2,081Number of Faculties2,996
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College
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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