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.
  • BSU has more expensive tuition & fees ($27,132) than WMU ($16,041).
  • It is harder to admit to BSU than WMU.
  • BSU has a higher submitted SAT score (1,105) than WMU (1,105).
  • WMU has more students with 22,562 students while BSU has 21,884 students.
  • BSU has more full-time faculties with 1,046 faculties while WMU has 871 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Western Michigan University and Ball State University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
WMUBSU
WMUvs.BSU
Kalamazoo, MichiganLocationMuncie, Indiana
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$13,017
Out-Of-State$16,041
Tuition & Fees
In-State$10,144
Out-Of-State$27,132
56% ($7,960)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)69% ($10,960)
$7,960Average Amount of Financial Aid$10,960
82.32 %Acceptance Rates62.08 %
27.07 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.54 %
1,105SAT Score1,160
23ACT Score-
57 %Graduation Rate67 %
26 %Transfer-out Rate24 %
80 %Retention Rate78 %
22,562Student Population21,884
871Number of Faculties1,046
16 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio16 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 services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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