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.
  • Rutgers has more expensive tuition & fees ($31,785) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to PU than Rutgers.
  • Rutgers has a higher submitted SAT score (1,320) than PU (1,315).
  • Both Rutgers and PU have the same submitted ACT scores (29).
  • Rutgers has more students with 50,254 students while PU has 44,474 students.
  • Rutgers has more full-time faculties with 3,361 faculties while PU has 2,006 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Purdue University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
RutgersPU
Rutgersvs.PU
New Brunswick, New JerseyLocationWest Lafayette, Indiana
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$9,992
Out-Of-State$28,794
51% ($12,159)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)51% ($9,844)
$12,159Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,844
57.80 %Acceptance Rates57.47 %
28.25 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.25 %
1,320SAT Score1,315
29ACT Score29
84 %Graduation Rate82 %
8 %Transfer-out Rate-
93 %Retention Rate92 %
50,254Student Population44,474
3,361Number of Faculties2,006
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 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 services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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