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.
  • West Virginia University has more expensive tuition & fees ($25,320) than ISU ($24,504).
  • It is harder to admit to West Virginia University than ISU.
  • ISU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,220) than West Virginia University (1,130).
  • ISU has higher submitted ACT score (25) than West Virginia University (24).
  • ISU has more students with 34,992 students while West Virginia University has 26,864 students.
  • ISU has more full-time faculties with 1,561 faculties while West Virginia University has 1,371 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Iowa State University and West Virginia University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
ISUWest Virginia University
ISUvs.West Virginia University
Ames, IowaLocationMorgantown, West Virginia
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$8,976
Out-Of-State$25,320
71% ($7,538)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($10,067)
$7,538Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,067
89.34 %Acceptance Rates71.90 %
34.54 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)35.29 %
1,220SAT Score1,130
25ACT Score24
74 %Graduation Rate61 %
17 %Transfer-out Rate26 %
87 %Retention Rate76 %
34,992Student Population26,864
1,561Number of Faculties1,371
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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