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 Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years schools.
  • Drake University has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,366) than VU ($43,286).
  • It is harder to admit to Drake University than VU.
  • Drake University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,180) than VU (1,180).
  • Drake University has higher submitted ACT score (26) than VU (26).
  • Drake University has more students with 4,869 students while VU has 3,786 students.
  • VU has more full-time faculties with 312 faculties while Drake University has 309 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Valparaiso University and Drake University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
VUDrake University
VUvs.Drake University
Valparaiso, IndianaLocationDes Moines, Iowa
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
$43,286Tuition & Fees$44,366
96% ($27,132)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)96% ($21,286)
$27,132Average Amount of Financial Aid$21,286
84.28 %Acceptance Rates68.80 %
12.04 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)19.84 %
1,180SAT Score1,235
26ACT Score28
71 %Graduation Rate81 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
80 %Retention Rate89 %
3,786Student Population4,869
312Number of Faculties309
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio10 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 servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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