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 OSU is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($63,468) than OSU ($36,722).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than OSU.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than OSU (1,345).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than OSU (29).
  • OSU has more students with 61,677 students while Northwestern University has 23,409 students.
  • Northwestern University has a lower number of students per faculty with 6 to 1 while OSU's ratio is 18 to 1.
  • OSU has more full-time faculties with 4,451 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,325 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern University and Ohio State University-Main Campus.
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Northwestern Universityvs.OSU
Evanston, IllinoisLocationColumbus, Ohio
Four-years, Private (not-for-profit)School 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)
$63,4682023 Tuition & Fees
57%% Receiving Financial Aid69%
$47,897Average Amount of Financial Aid$11,939
6.97 %Acceptance Rates57.18 %
62.81 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.32 %
1,520SAT Score1,345
35ACT Score29
95 %Graduation Rate88 %
-Transfer-out Rate7 %
99 %Retention Rate94 %
23,409Student Population61,677
2,325Number of Faculties4,451
6 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), 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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