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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • KU has more expensive tuition & fees ($28,034) than ISU ($24,504).
  • It is harder to admit to ISU than KU.
  • KU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,195) than ISU (1,160).
  • KU has higher submitted ACT score (26) than ISU (25).
  • ISU has more students with 31,822 students while KU has 26,744 students.
  • KU has more full-time faculties with 2,383 faculties while ISU has 1,519 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Kansas and Iowa State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
KUISU
KUvs.ISU
Lawrence, KansasLocationAmes, Iowa
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
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$11,166
Out-Of-State$28,034
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,316
Out-Of-State$24,504
66% ($9,825)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)97% ($6,497)
$9,825Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,497
93.38 %Acceptance Rates89.34 %
30.59 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)34.54 %
1,195SAT Score1,160
26ACT Score25
63 %Graduation Rate75 %
26 %Transfer-out Rate17 %
86 %Retention Rate89 %
26,744Student Population31,822
2,383Number of Faculties1,519
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio18 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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