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.
  • IPFW has more expensive tuition & fees ($20,961) than South Dakota State ($12,675).
  • It is harder to admit to South Dakota State than IPFW.
  • South Dakota State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,155) than IPFW (1,080).
  • South Dakota State has higher submitted ACT score (23) than IPFW (22).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 12,104 students while IPFW has 10,139 students.
  • South Dakota State has more full-time faculties with 541 faculties while IPFW has 288 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - South Dakota State University and Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South Dakota StateIPFW
South Dakota Statevs.IPFW
Brookings, South DakotaLocationFort Wayne, Indiana
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$9,200
Out-Of-State$12,675
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,730
Out-Of-State$20,961
56% ($4,847)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)52% ($6,915)
$4,847Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,915
91.37 %Acceptance Rates94.41 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.58 %
1,155SAT Score1,080
23ACT Score22
56 %Graduation Rate40 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
76 %Retention Rate55 %
12,104Student Population10,139
541Number of Faculties288
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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