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 UI is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($60,768) than UI ($31,905).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than UI.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,520) than UI (1,240).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (35) than UI (26).
  • UI has more students with 30,318 students while Northwestern University has 22,603 students.
  • UI has more full-time faculties with 2,485 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,325 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern University and University of Iowa.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Northwestern UniversityUI
Northwestern Universityvs.UI
Evanston, IllinoisLocationIowa City, Iowa
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$9,942
Out-Of-State$31,905
59% ($46,822)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($8,778)
$46,822Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,778
9.24 %Acceptance Rates86.04 %
55.29 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.07 %
1,520SAT Score1,240
35ACT Score26
95 %Graduation Rate72 %
-Transfer-out Rate20 %
97 %Retention Rate88 %
22,603Student Population30,318
2,325Number of Faculties2,485
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 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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