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.
  • IPFW has more expensive tuition & fees ($20,961) than USD ($12,807).
  • It is harder to admit to USD than IPFW.
  • USD has a higher submitted SAT score (1,085) than IPFW (1,080).
  • Both USD and IPFW have the same submitted ACT scores (22).
  • IPFW has more students with 10,139 students while USD has 10,066 students.
  • USD has more full-time faculties with 445 faculties while IPFW has 288 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Dakota and Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Vermillion, South DakotaLocationFort Wayne, Indiana
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
53% ($5,302)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)52% ($6,915)
$5,302Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,915
86.91 %Acceptance Rates94.41 %
39.92 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)37.58 %
1,085SAT Score1,080
22ACT Score22
59 %Graduation Rate40 %
27 %Transfer-out Rate-
77 %Retention Rate55 %
10,066Student Population10,139
445Number of Faculties288
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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

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