Next list compare two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information in full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • Penn State has more expensive tuition & fees ($35,514) than UI ($31,569).
  • It is harder to admit to Penn State than UI.
  • UI has higher submitted SAT score (1,190) than Penn State (1,190).
  • Penn State has higher submitted ACT score (79) than UI (76).
  • Penn State has more students with 46,810 students while UI has 31,656 students.
  • Penn State has more full-time faculties with 2,994 faculties while UI has 2,437 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus and University of Iowa.
Penn Statevs.UI
University Park, PennsylvaniaLocationIowa City, Iowa
Public, 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)
Tuition & Fees
64 (0.16%)Number Receiving Financial Aid67 (0.28%)
$6,928Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,385
50.31 %Acceptance Rates86.04 %
27.85 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.07 %
1,190SAT Score1,235
79ACT Score76
85 %Graduation Rate73 %
-Transfer-out Rate20 %
93 %Retention Rate86 %
46,810Student Population31,656
2,994Number of Faculties2,437
14 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, 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, On-campus daycare

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