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 four-years schools.
  • VU has more expensive tuition & fees ($44,796) than Illinois State ($27,011).
  • It is harder to admit to Illinois State than VU.
  • Illinois State has more students with 20,233 students while VU has 2,924 students.
  • VU has a lower number of students per faculty with 11 to 1 while Illinois State's ratio is 19 to 1.
  • 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.
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VUvs.Illinois State
Valparaiso, IndianaLocationNormal, Illinois
Four-years, Private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, Public
Doctor's degree - professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practice
Doctoral / Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$44,7962023 Tuition & Fees
98%% Receiving Financial Aid79%
$30,096Average Amount of Financial Aid$9,553
93.17 %Acceptance Rates91.54 %
10.58 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)30.94 %
-SAT Score1,100
-ACT Score24
74 %Graduation Rate67 %
-Transfer-out Rate-
81 %Retention Rate83 %
2,924Student Population20,233
242Number of Faculties915
11 to 1Students 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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