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 Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • NDSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($14,336) than Western Illinois University ($13,104).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Illinois University than NDSU.
  • NDSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,050) than Western Illinois University (1,050).
  • NDSU has higher submitted ACT score (22) than Western Illinois University (22).
  • NDSU has more students with 13,796 students while Western Illinois University has 8,502 students.
  • NDSU has more full-time faculties with 555 faculties while Western Illinois University has 527 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Western Illinois University and North Dakota State University-Main Campus.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Western Illinois UniversityNDSU
Western Illinois Universityvs.NDSU
Macomb, IllinoisLocationFargo, North Dakota
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarshipHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$13,104
Out-Of-State$13,104
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,033
Out-Of-State$14,336
81% ($8,617)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)59% ($5,327)
$8,617Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,327
59.97 %Acceptance Rates91.59 %
20.59 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)44.75 %
1,050SAT Score1,153
22ACT Score24
51 %Graduation Rate60 %
33 %Transfer-out Rate26 %
65 %Retention Rate79 %
8,502Student Population13,796
527Number of Faculties555
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio19 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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, On-campus daycare

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