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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • OSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($33,502) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to OSU than PU.
  • OSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,315) than PU (1,315).
  • OSU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than PU (29).
  • OSU has more students with 61,170 students while PU has 44,474 students.
  • OSU has more full-time faculties with 4,065 faculties while PU has 2,006 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Purdue University-Main Campus and Ohio State University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
PUOSU
PUvs.OSU
West Lafayette, IndianaLocationColumbus, Ohio
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)
In-State$9,992
Out-Of-State$28,794
Tuition & Fees
In-State$11,518
Out-Of-State$33,502
51% ($9,844)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)66% ($9,838)
$9,844Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,838
57.47 %Acceptance Rates48.06 %
27.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)31.39 %
1,315SAT Score1,355
29ACT Score30
82 %Graduation Rate86 %
-Transfer-out Rate8 %
92 %Retention Rate95 %
44,474Student Population61,170
2,006Number of Faculties4,065
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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