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Initials » MSU      WISC-Madison      OSU      UIUC      UMich      Purdue      Penn State/PSU      Northwestern      IUB-Bloomington      UMN/UMTC      UIowa     
City »East Lansing Madison Columbus Champaign Ann Arbor West Lafayette University Park Evanston Bloomington Minneapolis Iowa City 
State »MI WI OH IL MI IN PA IL IN MN IA 
Size »54,338 46,228 62,681 47,693 45,162 43,345 48,861 25,098 45,456 64,202 35,057 
F:M »51.9:48.1 51.5:48.5 48.8:51.2 45.5:54.5 47.5:52.5 41.6:58.4 46.1:53.9 47.7:52.3 49.8:50.2 52.7:47.3 51.4:48.6 
ACT »~27.7 ~29.9 ~28.1 27.6 27.5 25 ~31.1 ~31.9 ~28.3 ~28.7 ~27 
SAT »~1367.5 ~1392.2 ~1443 100 100 100 ~1417.8 ~1580.1 ~1388 ~1509.1 ~1370.7 
Room »$8,806 $8,287 $11,740 $10,636 $9,996 $10,300 $10,090 $13,862 $9,149 $8,532 $9,424 
Instate »$13,579 $10,403 $10,037 $16,210 $13,977 $9,992 $16,992 $45,527 $10,209 $13,555 $8,061 
Outstate »$34,283 $26,653 $25,757 $31,943 $41,811 $28,794 $29,566 $45,527 $32,350 $19,805 $26,931 
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Academic Success »B+ B+ B- B+ B+ B+ B+ 
Usefulwork »B+ B+ B- B+ B+ B+ B- 
Social Life »A- A- A- B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ 
Extra Curricular »A- A- A- B+ B+ A- B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ 
Safety »B+ B+ B- B+ A- A- A- B+ B+ B+ 
Grounds »A- B+ B+ B+ A- A- A- B+ B+ 
Maintenance »A- B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ 
Friendliness »A- B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ 
Faculty Accessibility »B+ B+ B+ B+ 
Surrounding City »B+ A- A- B- B+ C+ B- A- A- B+ 
Funding Use »B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ B+ 
Alumni »63/25 yrs 40/21 yrs 34/18 yrs 74/19 yrs 80/20 yrs 47/18 yrs 48/21 yrs 44/22 yrs 27/20 yrs 18/17 yrs 26/17 yrs 
Starting Salary »$49,038 $76,964 $47,679 $44,352 $48,968 $50,000 $46,835 $86,688 $42,143 $57,143 $42,500 
Current Salary »$156,867 $200,577 $95,600 $103,980 $111,269 $78,000 $134,143 $199,815 $115,952 $78,571 $67,143 
10yr Salary »$92,693 $134,998 $74,009 $75,571 $80,118 $65,385 $88,810 $138,820 $78,682 $69,898 $56,996 
GoingWell »87.3% 80% 70.6% 71.6% 68.8% 93.6% 77.1% 79.6% 81.5% 83.3% 84.6% 
JobSatis »77.8% 72.5% 58.8% 67.6% 68.8% 78.7% 77.1% 77.3% 85.2% 66.7% 65.4% 
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Asian »4% 5% 5% 12% 11% 5% 5% 13% 4% 7% 3% 
Black »6% 2% 6% 5% 4% 3% 4% 5% 4% 4% 3% 
Hispanic »3% 4% 3% 7% 4% 4% 5% 6% 4% 3% 5% 
International »13% 12% 10% 20% 14% 21% 12% 13% 14% 10% 11% 
White »69% 72% 71% 53% 59% 63% 69% 49% 70% 67% 68% 
Unknown »2% 2% 2% 1% 5% 2% 2% 12% 1% 7% 7% 
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Key:
IUB-Bloomington =
Indiana University - Bloomington
MSU = Michigan State University
Northwestern = Northwestern University
OSU = Ohio State University
Penn State/PSU = Pennsylvania State University
Purdue = Purdue University
UIUC = University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign
UIowa = University of Iowa
UMich = University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
UMN/UMTC = University of Minnesota Twin Cities
WISC-Madison = University of Wisconsin - Madison


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