The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • OSU is a public and Northwestern University is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($63,468) than OSU ($36,722).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than OSU.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,400) than OSU (1,400).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (30) than OSU (30).
  • OSU has more students with 60,540 students while Northwestern University has 23,161 students.
  • Northwestern University has a lower number of students per faculty with 6 to 1 while OSU's ratio is 17 to 1.
  • OSU has more full-time faculties with 4,451 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,325 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Ohio State University-Main Campus and Northwestern University.
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OSUvs.Northwestern University
Columbus, OhioLocationEvanston, Illinois
Four-years, PublicSchool Typefour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
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)
2023 Tuition & Fees$63,468
69%% Receiving Financial Aid57%
$11,939Average Amount of Financial Aid$47,897
53.00 %Acceptance Rates7.00 %
23.00 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)54.99 %
1,400SAT Score1,530
30ACT Score34
88 %Graduation Rate95 %
7 %Transfer-out Rate-
94 %Retention Rate99 %
60,540Student Population23,161
4,451Number of Faculties2,325
17 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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