The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • UIUC is a public and Northwestern University is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Northwestern University has more expensive tuition & fees ($63,468) than UIUC ($33,686).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than UIUC.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,440) than UIUC (1,440).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (32) than UIUC (32).
  • UIUC has more students with 56,916 students while Northwestern University has 23,161 students.
  • Northwestern University has a lower number of students per faculty with 6 to 1 while UIUC's ratio is 21 to 1.
  • UIUC has more full-time faculties with 2,434 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,325 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University.
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UIUCvs.Northwestern University
Champaign, IllinoisLocationEvanston, Illinois
Four-years, PublicSchool Typefour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
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)
2023 Tuition & Fees$63,468
65%% Receiving Financial Aid57%
$13,529Average Amount of Financial Aid$47,897
45.00 %Acceptance Rates7.00 %
28.00 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)54.99 %
1,440SAT Score1,530
32ACT Score34
85 %Graduation Rate95 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
93 %Retention Rate99 %
56,916Student Population23,161
2,434Number of Faculties2,325
21 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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