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 ($40,562) than IU ($38,352).
  • It is harder to admit to MSU than IU.
  • IU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,210) than MSU (1,210).
  • IU has higher submitted ACT score (26) than MSU (26).
  • MSU has more students with 49,695 students while IU has 43,064 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 - Michigan State University and Indiana University-Bloomington.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
East Lansing, MichiganLocationBloomington, 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)
Tuition & Fees
60% ($11,721)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($10,780)
$11,721Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,780
71.55 %Acceptance Rates76.01 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.10 %
1,210SAT Score1,270
26ACT Score29
81 %Graduation Rate80 %
-Transfer-out Rate11 %
91 %Retention Rate91 %
49,695Student Population43,064
2,996Number of Faculties2,081
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening CollegeSpecial 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 ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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