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 ($41,290) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to PU than MSU.
  • PU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,210) than MSU (1,210).
  • PU has higher submitted ACT score (26) than MSU (26).
  • PU has more students with 50,344 students while MSU has 49,659 students.
  • MSU has more full-time faculties with 2,996 faculties while PU has 2,039 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Michigan State University and Purdue University-Main Campus.
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MSUvs.PU
East Lansing, MichiganLocationWest Lafayette, 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)
In-State$15,966
Out-Of-State$41,290
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,992
Out-Of-State$28,794
59% ($11,781)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)49% ($9,996)
$11,781Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,996
71.55 %Acceptance Rates57.47 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.25 %
1,210SAT Score1,310
26ACT Score30
82 %Graduation Rate83 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
92 %Retention Rate91 %
49,659Student Population50,344
2,996Number of Faculties2,039
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening CollegeSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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