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  • Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit) and PU is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($58,701) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than PU.
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted SAT score (1,495) than PU (1,315).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (34) than PU (29).
  • PU has more students with 44,474 students while Northwestern University has 22,127 students.
  • Northwestern University has more full-time faculties with 2,282 faculties while PU has 2,006 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern University and Purdue University-Main Campus.
Northwestern Universityvs.PU
Evanston, IllinoisLocationWest Lafayette, 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
56% ($41,435)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)51% ($9,844)
$41,435Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,844
9.24 %Acceptance Rates57.47 %
55.29 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.25 %
1,495SAT Score1,315
34ACT Score29
94 %Graduation Rate82 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate92 %
22,127Student Population44,474
2,282Number of Faculties2,006
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare