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A Comparison of the Big Ten Universities

Acceptance Rates, Graduation Rates and Financial Aid Info for the Big Ten

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The Big Ten Athletic Conference includes some of the country's best public and private universities. On the athletic front, these Division I schools also have many strengths. Acceptance and graduation rates, however, vary widely. The chart below puts the 12 Big Ten schools side-by-side for easy comparison.

Click on a university's name for more admission, cost, and financial aid information.

The data presented here is from the National Center for Educational Statistics.

A Comparison of the Big Ten Universities
University Undergrad Enrollment Acceptance Rate Grant Aid Recipients 4-Year Graduation Rate 6-Year Graduation Rate
Illinois 31,477 44% 70% 65% 83%
Indiana 32,490 69% 58% 53% 74%
Iowa 20,574 84% 59% 42% 69%
Michigan 26,208 51% 71% 73% 89%
Michigan State 36,290 70% 81% 49% 77%
Minnesota 33,236 48% 74% 45% 68%
Nebraska 18,955 62% 58% 25% 63%
Northwestern 9,555 27% 49% 87% 95%
Ohio State 41,348 62% 75% 48% 75%
Penn State 38,630 52% 36% 62% 85%
Purdue 32,500 65% 47% 38% 70%
Wisconsin 29,925 67% 53% 48% 81%

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