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.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison has more expensive tuition & fees ($38,608) than PU ($28,794).
  • It is harder to admit to University of Wisconsin-Madison than PU.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison has a higher submitted SAT score (1,410) than PU (1,310).
  • PU has higher submitted ACT score (29) than University of Wisconsin-Madison (29).
  • PU has more students with 50,344 students while University of Wisconsin-Madison has 47,016 students.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison has more full-time faculties with 3,724 faculties while PU has 2,039 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - University of Wisconsin-Madison and Purdue University-Main Campus.
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University of Wisconsin-Madisonvs.PU
Madison, WisconsinLocationWest 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$10,720
Out-Of-State$38,608
Tuition & Fees
In-State$9,992
Out-Of-State$28,794
50% ($11,387)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)49% ($9,996)
$11,387Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,996
53.81 %Acceptance Rates57.47 %
34.51 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.25 %
1,410SAT Score1,310
29ACT Score30
89 %Graduation Rate83 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
95 %Retention Rate91 %
47,016Student Population50,344
3,724Number of Faculties2,039
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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