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.
  • Illinois State has more expensive tuition & fees ($22,278) than UNI ($21,222).
  • It is harder to admit to UNI than Illinois State.
  • Illinois State has a higher submitted SAT score (1,111) than UNI (1,111).
  • Both UNI and Illinois State have the same submitted ACT scores (23).
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,635 students while UNI has 11,187 students.
  • Illinois State has more full-time faculties with 889 faculties while UNI has 496 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Northern Iowa and Illinois State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
UNIIllinois State
UNIvs.Illinois State
Cedar Falls, IowaLocationNormal, Illinois
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - otherHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$8,938
Out-Of-State$21,222
Tuition & Fees
In-State$13,115
Out-Of-State$22,278
59% ($5,591)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)57% ($9,307)
$5,591Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,307
80.83 %Acceptance Rates89.13 %
41.30 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.44 %
1,111SAT Score1,120
23ACT Score23
67 %Graduation Rate70 %
23 %Transfer-out Rate-
84 %Retention Rate79 %
11,187Student Population20,635
496Number of Faculties889
18 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio20 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, 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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