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.
  • IU has more expensive tuition & fees ($38,352) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to PU than IU.
  • PU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,270) than IU (1,270).
  • PU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than IU (29).
  • PU has more students with 46,655 students while IU has 43,064 students.
  • IU has more full-time faculties with 2,081 faculties while PU has 2,039 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Indiana University-Bloomington and Purdue University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
IUPU
IUvs.PU
Bloomington, IndianaLocationWest Lafayette, Indiana
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)
In-State$11,333
Out-Of-State$38,352
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,992
Out-Of-State$28,794
71% ($10,780)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)50% ($10,213)
$10,780Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,213
76.01 %Acceptance Rates57.47 %
25.10 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.25 %
1,270SAT Score1,310
29ACT Score30
80 %Graduation Rate83 %
11 %Transfer-out Rate-
91 %Retention Rate93 %
43,064Student Population46,655
2,081Number of Faculties2,039
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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