The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • IPFW has more expensive tuition & fees ($21,265) than South Dakota State ($12,809).
  • It is harder to admit to South Dakota State than IPFW.
  • IPFW has a higher submitted SAT score (1,105) than South Dakota State (1,100).
  • IPFW has higher submitted ACT score (23) than South Dakota State (22).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 11,405 students while IPFW has 8,093 students.
  • South Dakota State has more full-time faculties with 497 faculties while IPFW has 329 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Purdue University Fort Wayne and South Dakota State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
IPFWSouth Dakota State
IPFWvs.South Dakota State
Fort Wayne, IndianaLocationBrookings, South Dakota
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Master's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$8,857
Out-Of-State$21,265
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,299
Out-Of-State$12,809
60% ($6,468)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)70% ($4,603)
$6,468Average Amount of Financial Aid$4,603
94.41 %Acceptance Rates91.37 %
37.58 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.79 %
1,105SAT Score1,100
23ACT Score22
40 %Graduation Rate59 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
65 %Retention Rate81 %
8,093Student Population11,405
329Number of Faculties497
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 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 servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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