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 University of Wisconsin-Madison is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,691) than University of Wisconsin-Madison ($37,785).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted SAT score (1,495) than University of Wisconsin-Madison (1,390).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (102) than University of Wisconsin-Madison (88).
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison has more students with 43,463 students while Northwestern University has 22,127 students.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison has more full-time faculties with 3,513 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,282 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Northwestern University and University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Northwestern Universityvs.University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evanston, IllinoisLocationMadison, Wisconsin
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$10,725
Out-Of-State$37,785
56% ($41,435)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)42% ($9,987)
$41,435Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,987
9.24 %Acceptance Rates53.81 %
55.29 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)34.51 %
1,495SAT Score1,390
102ACT Score88
94 %Graduation Rate88 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
97 %Retention Rate95 %
22,127Student Population43,463
2,282Number of Faculties3,513
6 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 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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