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 PU is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,768) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than PU.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than PU (1,310).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than PU (30).
  • PU has more students with 46,655 students while Northwestern University has 22,603 students.
  • Northwestern University has more full-time faculties with 2,325 faculties while PU has 2,039 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern University and Purdue University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Northwestern UniversityPU
Northwestern Universityvs.PU
Evanston, IllinoisLocationWest Lafayette, Indiana
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)
$60,768Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,992
Out-Of-State$28,794
59% ($46,822)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)50% ($10,213)
$46,822Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,213
9.24 %Acceptance Rates57.47 %
55.29 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.25 %
1,520SAT Score1,310
35ACT Score30
95 %Graduation Rate83 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate93 %
22,603Student Population46,655
2,325Number of Faculties2,039
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

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