Next list compare two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information in full comparison page.
  • Penn State 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 Penn State ($35,514).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than Penn State.
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted SAT score (1,190) than Penn State (1,190).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (79) than Penn State (79).
  • Penn State has more students with 46,810 students while Northwestern University has 22,127 students.
  • Penn State has more full-time faculties with 2,994 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,282 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and Northwestern University.
Penn Statevs.Northwestern University
University Park, PennsylvaniaLocationEvanston, 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$18,450
Out-Of-State$35,514
Tuition & Fees$56,691
64 (0.16%)Number Receiving Financial Aid56 (0.65%)
$6,928Average Amount of Financial Aid$41,435
50.31 %Acceptance Rates9.24 %
27.85 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)55.29 %
1,190SAT Score1,495
79ACT Score102
85 %Graduation Rate95 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
93 %Retention Rate97 %
46,810Student Population22,127
2,994Number of Faculties2,282
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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