The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both schools are four-years, public schools.
  • IPFW has more expensive tuition & fees ($21,573) than USD ($12,942).
  • It is harder to admit to IPFW than USD.
  • USD has a higher submitted SAT score (1,185) than IPFW (1,090).
  • IPFW has higher submitted ACT score (22) than USD (22).
  • USD has more students with 9,856 students while IPFW has 9,069 students.
  • IPFW has a lower number of students per faculty with 13 to 1 while USD's ratio is 14 to 1.
  • USD has more full-time faculties with 433 faculties while IPFW has 329 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of South Dakota and Purdue University Fort Wayne.
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Vermillion, South DakotaLocationFort Wayne, Indiana
Four-years, PublicSchool Typefour-years, Public
Doctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (medium programs)
2023 Tuition & Fees
59%% Receiving Financial Aid71%
$5,677Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,935
99.00 %Acceptance Rates81.00 %
30.01 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.01 %
1,185SAT Score1,090
22ACT Score23
60 %Graduation Rate38 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
77 %Retention Rate57 %
9,856Student Population9,069
433Number of Faculties329
14 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio13 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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