The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale is a public and VU is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • VU has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,796) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale ($15,240).
  • It is harder to admit to Southern Illinois University-Carbondale than VU.
  • VU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,045) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (1,045).
  • VU has higher submitted ACT score (24) than Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (24).
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has more students with 11,366 students while VU has 3,122 students.
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale has more full-time faculties with 973 faculties while VU has 242 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and Valparaiso University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Southern Illinois University-CarbondaleVU
Southern Illinois University-Carbondalevs.VU
Carbondale, IllinoisLocationValparaiso, Indiana
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$15,057
Out-Of-State$15,240
Tuition & Fees$44,796
78% ($11,779)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)98% ($28,933)
$11,779Average Amount of Financial Aid$28,933
76.01 %Acceptance Rates84.28 %
23.05 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)12.04 %
1,045SAT Score1,175
24ACT Score26
48 %Graduation Rate65 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
81 %Retention Rate83 %
11,366Student Population3,122
973Number of Faculties242
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, 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 ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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