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.
  • Western Illinois University has more expensive tuition & fees ($13,104) than USD ($12,807).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Illinois University than USD.
  • USD has a higher submitted SAT score (1,050) than Western Illinois University (1,050).
  • Both Western Illinois University and USD have the same submitted ACT scores (22).
  • USD has more students with 10,066 students while Western Illinois University has 8,502 students.
  • Western Illinois University has more full-time faculties with 527 faculties while USD has 445 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Western Illinois University and University of South Dakota.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Western Illinois UniversityUSD
Western Illinois Universityvs.USD
Macomb, IllinoisLocationVermillion, South 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$9,332
Out-Of-State$12,807
81% ($8,617)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)53% ($5,302)
$8,617Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,302
59.97 %Acceptance Rates86.91 %
20.59 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)39.92 %
1,050SAT Score1,085
22ACT Score22
51 %Graduation Rate59 %
33 %Transfer-out Rate27 %
65 %Retention Rate77 %
8,502Student Population10,066
527Number of Faculties445
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, 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, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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