Next list compare two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information in full comparison page.
  • Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit) and Rutgers is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,691) than Rutgers ($32,189).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than Rutgers.
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted SAT score (1,495) than Rutgers (1,320).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (102) than Rutgers (87).
  • Rutgers has more students with 50,254 students while Northwestern University has 22,127 students.
  • Rutgers has more full-time faculties with 3,361 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,282 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern University and Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Northwestern Universityvs.Rutgers
Evanston, IllinoisLocationNew Brunswick, New Jersey
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$15,407
Out-Of-State$32,189
56% ($41,435)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)51% ($12,159)
$41,435Average Amount of Financial Aid$12,159
9.24 %Acceptance Rates57.80 %
55.29 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)28.25 %
1,495SAT Score1,320
102ACT Score87
95 %Graduation Rate80 %
-Transfer-out Rate10 %
97 %Retention Rate93 %
22,127Student Population50,254
2,282Number of Faculties3,361
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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