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 UI ($31,905).
  • It is harder to admit to MSU than UI.
  • UI has a higher submitted SAT score (1,210) than MSU (1,210).
  • Both MSU and UI have the same submitted ACT scores (26).
  • MSU has more students with 49,695 students while UI has 30,318 students.
  • MSU has more full-time faculties with 2,996 faculties while UI has 2,485 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Michigan State University and University of Iowa.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
MSUUI
MSUvs.UI
East Lansing, MichiganLocationIowa City, Iowa
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$9,942
Out-Of-State$31,905
60% ($11,721)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($8,778)
$11,721Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,778
71.55 %Acceptance Rates86.04 %
32.35 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.07 %
1,210SAT Score1,240
26ACT Score26
81 %Graduation Rate72 %
-Transfer-out Rate20 %
91 %Retention Rate88 %
49,695Student Population30,318
2,996Number of Faculties2,485
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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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