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.
  • Western Illinois University has more expensive tuition & fees ($13,669) than South Dakota State ($12,809).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Illinois University than South Dakota State.
  • South Dakota State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,100) than Western Illinois University (985).
  • South Dakota State has higher submitted ACT score (22) than Western Illinois University (21).
  • South Dakota State has more students with 11,405 students while Western Illinois University has 7,490 students.
  • South Dakota State has more full-time faculties with 497 faculties while Western Illinois University has 441 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
South Dakota StateWestern Illinois University
South Dakota Statevs.Western Illinois University
Brookings, South DakotaLocationMacomb, Illinois
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
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$13,104
Out-Of-State$13,669
70% ($4,603)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)90% ($8,636)
$4,603Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,636
91.37 %Acceptance Rates59.97 %
44.79 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)20.59 %
1,100SAT Score985
22ACT Score21
59 %Graduation Rate46 %
-Transfer-out Rate35 %
81 %Retention Rate77 %
11,405Student Population7,490
497Number of Faculties441
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, On-campus daycare

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