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.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has more expensive tuition & fees ($53,232) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to UM-Ann Arbor than PU.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has more students with 47,907 students while PU has 46,655 students.
  • UM-Ann Arbor has more full-time faculties with 6,678 faculties while PU has 2,039 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and Purdue University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UM-Ann ArborPU
UM-Ann Arborvs.PU
Ann Arbor, MichiganLocationWest Lafayette, Indiana
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$16,178
Out-Of-State$53,232
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,992
Out-Of-State$28,794
53% ($22,021)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)50% ($10,213)
$22,021Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,213
26.50 %Acceptance Rates57.47 %
43.34 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.25 %
-SAT Score1,310
-ACT Score30
93 %Graduation Rate83 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
96 %Retention Rate93 %
47,907Student Population46,655
6,678Number of Faculties2,039
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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