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 UIUC ($32,892).
  • It is harder to admit to UIUC than MSU.
  • UIUC has a higher submitted SAT score (1,210) than MSU (1,210).
  • UIUC has higher submitted ACT score (26) than MSU (26).
  • UIUC has more students with 52,679 students while MSU has 49,695 students.
  • MSU has more full-time faculties with 2,996 faculties while UIUC has 2,434 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Michigan State University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
MSUUIUC
MSUvs.UIUC
East Lansing, MichiganLocationChampaign, Illinois
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$14,750
Out-Of-State$40,562
Tuition & Fees
In-State$15,442
Out-Of-State$32,892
60% ($11,721)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)61% ($13,151)
$11,721Average Amount of Financial Aid$13,151
71.55 %Acceptance Rates61.53 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.36 %
1,210SAT Score1,415
26ACT Score32
81 %Graduation Rate86 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
91 %Retention Rate94 %
49,695Student Population52,679
2,996Number of Faculties2,434
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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