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.
  • Penn State has more expensive tuition & fees ($35,514) than UI ($31,905).
  • It is harder to admit to Penn State than UI.
  • Penn State has more students with 46,810 students while UI has 30,318 students.
  • Penn State has more full-time faculties with 2,994 faculties while UI has 2,485 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Iowa and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UIPenn State
UIvs.Penn State
Iowa City, IowaLocationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
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)
In-State$9,942
Out-Of-State$31,905
Tuition & Fees
In-State$18,450
Out-Of-State$35,514
68% ($8,778)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)64% ($6,928)
$8,778Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,928
86.04 %Acceptance Rates50.31 %
21.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.85 %
1,240SAT Score-
26ACT Score-
72 %Graduation Rate71 %
20 %Transfer-out Rate-
88 %Retention Rate93 %
30,318Student Population46,810
2,485Number of Faculties2,994
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 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 ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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