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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • NDSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($14,336) than Western Illinois University ($13,104).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Illinois University than NDSU.
  • NDSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,153) than Western Illinois University (1,050).
  • NDSU has higher submitted ACT score (24) than Western Illinois University (22).
  • NDSU has more students with 13,796 students while Western Illinois University has 8,502 students.
  • NDSU has more full-time faculties with 555 faculties while Western Illinois University has 527 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - North Dakota State University-Main Campus and Western Illinois University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
NDSUWestern Illinois University
NDSUvs.Western Illinois University
Fargo, North DakotaLocationMacomb, Illinois
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$10,033
Out-Of-State$14,336
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,104
Out-Of-State$13,104
59% ($5,327)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)81% ($8,617)
$5,327Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,617
91.59 %Acceptance Rates59.97 %
44.75 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)20.59 %
1,153SAT Score1,050
24ACT Score22
60 %Graduation Rate51 %
26 %Transfer-out Rate33 %
79 %Retention Rate65 %
13,796Student Population8,502
555Number of Faculties527
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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