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?
USDIPFW
USDvs.IPFW
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)
In-State$9,332
Out-Of-State$12,807
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,730
Out-Of-State$20,961
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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