The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • VU is a Private (not-for-profit) and Illinois State is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • VU has more expensive tuition & fees ($43,286) than Illinois State ($22,278).
  • It is harder to admit to VU than Illinois State.
  • VU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,175) than Illinois State (1,120).
  • VU has higher submitted ACT score (26) than Illinois State (24).
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,720 students while VU has 3,122 students.
  • Illinois State has more full-time faculties with 915 faculties while VU has 242 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Valparaiso University and Illinois State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
VUIllinois State
VUvs.Illinois State
Valparaiso, IndianaLocationNormal, Illinois
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 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 ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$43,286Tuition & Fees
98% ($28,933)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)75% ($8,840)
$28,933Average Amount of Financial Aid$8,840
84.28 %Acceptance Rates89.13 %
12.04 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)32.44 %
1,175SAT Score1,120
26ACT Score24
65 %Graduation Rate68 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
83 %Retention Rate84 %
3,122Student Population20,720
242Number of Faculties915
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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