The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • UI 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 ($60,768) than UI ($31,905).
  • It is harder to admit to Northwestern University than UI.
  • Northwestern University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,240) than UI (1,240).
  • Northwestern University has higher submitted ACT score (26) than UI (26).
  • UI has more students with 30,318 students while Northwestern University has 22,603 students.
  • UI has more full-time faculties with 2,485 faculties while Northwestern University has 2,325 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Iowa and Northwestern University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UINorthwestern University
UIvs.Northwestern University
Iowa City, IowaLocationEvanston, 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)
Tuition & Fees$60,768
68% ($8,778)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($46,822)
$8,778Average Amount of Financial Aid$46,822
86.04 %Acceptance Rates9.24 %
21.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)55.29 %
1,240SAT Score1,520
26ACT Score35
72 %Graduation Rate95 %
20 %Transfer-out Rate-
88 %Retention Rate97 %
30,318Student Population22,603
2,485Number of Faculties2,325
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio6 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, 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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