The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • PU 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 ($60,768) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than PU.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,310) than PU (1,310).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (30) than PU (30).
  • PU has more students with 46,655 students while Northwestern University has 22,603 students.
  • Northwestern University has more full-time faculties with 2,325 faculties while PU has 2,039 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Purdue University-Main Campus and Northwestern University.
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PUvs.Northwestern University
West Lafayette, IndianaLocationEvanston, 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)
Tuition & Fees$60,768
49% ($9,996)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($47,897)
$9,996Average Amount of Financial Aid$47,897
57.47 %Acceptance Rates9.24 %
27.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)55.29 %
1,310SAT Score1,520
30ACT Score35
83 %Graduation Rate95 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
93 %Retention Rate97 %
46,655Student Population22,603
2,039Number of Faculties2,325
13 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
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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