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.
  • KU has more expensive tuition & fees ($28,034) than ISU ($24,504).
  • It is harder to admit to ISU than KU.
  • KU has higher submitted ACT score (25) than ISU (25).
  • ISU has more students with 34,992 students while KU has 27,690 students.
  • KU has more full-time faculties with 2,381 faculties while ISU has 1,561 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Iowa State University and University of Kansas.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
ISUKU
ISUvs.KU
Ames, IowaLocationLawrence, Kansas
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$9,316
Out-Of-State$24,504
Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,166
Out-Of-State$28,034
71% ($7,538)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)62% ($8,671)
$7,538Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,671
89.34 %Acceptance Rates93.38 %
34.54 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)30.59 %
1,220SAT Score-
25ACT Score26
74 %Graduation Rate67 %
17 %Transfer-out Rate25 %
87 %Retention Rate84 %
34,992Student Population27,690
1,561Number of Faculties2,381
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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