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.
  • UI has more expensive tuition & fees ($31,905) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to PU than UI.
  • PU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,310) than UI (1,240).
  • PU has higher submitted ACT score (30) than UI (26).
  • PU has more students with 46,655 students while UI has 30,318 students.
  • UI has more full-time faculties with 2,485 faculties while PU has 2,039 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Purdue University-Main Campus and University of Iowa.
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PUvs.UI
West Lafayette, IndianaLocationIowa City, Iowa
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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$9,942
Out-Of-State$31,905
49% ($9,996)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)65% ($9,528)
$9,996Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,528
57.47 %Acceptance Rates86.04 %
27.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)21.07 %
1,310SAT Score1,240
30ACT Score26
83 %Graduation Rate74 %
-Transfer-out Rate18 %
93 %Retention Rate88 %
46,655Student Population30,318
2,039Number of Faculties2,485
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 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 ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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