The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • MSU is a public and Northwestern University is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,768) than MSU ($40,562).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than MSU.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,210) than MSU (1,210).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (26) than MSU (26).
  • MSU has more students with 49,695 students while Northwestern University has 22,603 students.
  • MSU has more full-time faculties with 2,996 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,325 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Michigan State University and Northwestern University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
MSUNorthwestern University
MSUvs.Northwestern University
East Lansing, MichiganLocationEvanston, Illinois
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
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$60,768
60% ($11,721)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($46,822)
$11,721Average Amount of Financial Aid$46,822
71.55 %Acceptance Rates9.24 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)55.29 %
1,210SAT Score1,520
26ACT Score35
81 %Graduation Rate95 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
91 %Retention Rate97 %
49,695Student Population22,603
2,996Number of Faculties2,325
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening CollegeSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, 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

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