The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit) and IU is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,701) than IU ($37,600).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than IU.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,490) than IU (1,235).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (34) than IU (28).
  • IU has more students with 43,064 students while Northwestern University has 22,603 students.
  • Northwestern University has more full-time faculties with 2,325 faculties while IU has 2,081 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern University and Indiana University-Bloomington.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Northwestern UniversityIU
Northwestern Universityvs.IU
Evanston, IllinoisLocationBloomington, Indiana
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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)
$58,701Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,221
Out-Of-State$37,600
59% ($46,822)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($10,780)
$46,822Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,780
9.24 %Acceptance Rates76.01 %
55.29 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.10 %
1,490SAT Score1,235
34ACT Score28
95 %Graduation Rate80 %
-Transfer-out Rate11 %
97 %Retention Rate91 %
22,603Student Population43,064
2,325Number of Faculties2,081
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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