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 Penn State ($25,574).
  • It is harder to admit to IU than Penn State.
  • IU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,270) than Penn State (1,250).
  • IU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Penn State (28).
  • Penn State has more students with 88,914 students while IU has 45,328 students.
  • Penn State has more full-time faculties with 2,994 faculties while IU has 2,081 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Indiana University-Bloomington and The Pennsylvania State University.
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IUPenn State
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IUvs.Penn State
Bloomington, IndianaLocationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania
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)56% ($9,887)
$11,596Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,887
76.01 %Acceptance Rates78.27 %
25.10 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)20.93 %
1,270SAT Score1,250
29ACT Score28
81 %Graduation Rate72 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
90 %Retention Rate87 %
45,328Student Population88,914
2,081Number of Faculties2,994
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 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 ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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