Next list compare two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information in full comparison page.
  • OSU is a Public and Northwestern University is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($56,691) than OSU ($32,061).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than OSU.
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted SAT score (1,355) than OSU (1,355).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (90) than OSU (90).
  • OSU has more students with 61,170 students while Northwestern University has 22,127 students.
  • OSU has more full-time faculties with 4,065 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,282 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Ohio State University-Main Campus and Northwestern University.
OSUvs.Northwestern University
Columbus, OhioLocationEvanston, Illinois
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 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)
In-State$11,084
Out-Of-State$32,061
Tuition & Fees$56,691
66 (0.14%)Number Receiving Financial Aid56 (0.65%)
$9,838Average Amount of Financial Aid$41,435
48.06 %Acceptance Rates9.24 %
31.39 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)55.29 %
1,355SAT Score1,495
90ACT Score102
84 %Graduation Rate95 %
10 %Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate97 %
61,170Student Population22,127
4,065Number of Faculties2,282
19 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, 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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