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.
  • IPFW has more expensive tuition & fees ($21,265) than South Dakota State ($12,809).
  • It is harder to admit to South Dakota State than IPFW.
  • IPFW has a higher submitted SAT score (1,100) than South Dakota State (1,100).
  • IPFW has higher submitted ACT score (22) than South Dakota State (22).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 11,465 students while IPFW has 8,298 students.
  • South Dakota State has more full-time faculties with 497 faculties while IPFW has 329 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - South Dakota State University and Purdue University Fort Wayne.
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South Dakota StateIPFW
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South Dakota Statevs.IPFW
Brookings, South DakotaLocationFort Wayne, Indiana
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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$9,299
Out-Of-State$12,809
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,857
Out-Of-State$21,265
64% ($5,323)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($6,935)
$5,323Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,935
91.37 %Acceptance Rates94.41 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.58 %
1,100SAT Score1,105
22ACT Score23
60 %Graduation Rate38 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
80 %Retention Rate57 %
11,465Student Population8,298
497Number of Faculties329
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 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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