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  • Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit) and OSU is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,691) than OSU ($32,061).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than OSU.
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted SAT score (1,495) than OSU (1,355).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (102) than OSU (90).
  • OSU has more students with 61,170 students while Northwestern University has 22,127 students.
  • OSU has more full-time faculties with 4,065 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,282 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern University and Ohio State University-Main Campus.
Northwestern Universityvs.OSU
Evanston, IllinoisLocationColumbus, Ohio
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)
$56,691Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,084
Out-Of-State$32,061
56 (0.65%)Number Receiving Financial Aid66 (0.14%)
$41,435Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,838
9.24 %Acceptance Rates48.06 %
55.29 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.39 %
1,495SAT Score1,355
102ACT Score90
95 %Graduation Rate84 %
-Transfer-out Rate10 %
97 %Retention Rate95 %
22,127Student Population61,170
2,282Number of Faculties4,065
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 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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