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.
  • Penn State has more expensive tuition & fees ($35,514) than Rutgers ($31,785).
  • It is harder to admit to Penn State than Rutgers.
  • Rutgers has a higher submitted SAT score (1,320) than Penn State (1,190).
  • Rutgers has higher submitted ACT score (29) than Penn State (27).
  • Rutgers has more students with 50,254 students while Penn State has 46,810 students.
  • Rutgers has more full-time faculties with 3,361 faculties while Penn State has 2,994 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
RutgersPenn State
Rutgersvs.Penn State
New Brunswick, New JerseyLocationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania
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$15,003
Out-Of-State$31,785
Tuition & Fees
In-State$18,450
Out-Of-State$35,514
51% ($12,159)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)64% ($6,928)
$12,159Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,928
57.80 %Acceptance Rates50.31 %
28.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.85 %
1,320SAT Score1,190
29ACT Score27
84 %Graduation Rate71 %
8 %Transfer-out Rate-
93 %Retention Rate93 %
50,254Student Population46,810
3,361Number of Faculties2,994
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, 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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