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Big East Conference Comparison

Academic OverviewKey Fact

Institutional Characteristics

The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletic conference that competes in NCAA Division I in all sports except football, which is not sponsored. The conference has been officially recognized as a Division I multi-sport conference, effective on August 1, 2013. Its nucleus is composed of the "Catholic Seven" members of the Big East Conference (1979-2013): DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, Seton Hall University, St. John's University, and Villanova University. In December 2012, these schools chose to split from the football playing schools in order to focus on basketball, and in March 2013 reached a settlement, whereby they formed a new conference that assumed the Big East name and logo. Butler University, Creighton University, and Xavier University also joined the conference on its July 1, 2013 launch date..
The following table compares the basic academic information between colleges in Big East Conference. By school type, all 10 Big East Conference are private. By school level, all 10 schools are 4 years or high institutes.
Academic Comparison - Colleges In Big East Conference
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Georgetown UniversityWashington, DCPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
DePaul UniversityChicago, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Butler UniversityIndianapolis, INPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Creighton UniversityOmaha, NEPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Seton Hall UniversitySouth Orange, NJPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
St John's University-New YorkQueens, NYPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Xavier UniversityCincinnati, OHPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Villanova UniversityVillanova, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Providence CollegeProvidence, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Marquette UniversityMilwaukee, WIPrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of colleges in Big East Conference is $42,795 for State residents and $47,557 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 62.80% and graduation rate is 79.50%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
Key Facts Comparison Between Colleges In Big East Conference
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Georgetown University $57,928 17% 94% 11:119,371
DePaul University $41,202 70% 71% 15:121,922
Butler University $43,400 76% 82% 11:15,544
Creighton University $43,018 64% 82% 11:18,770
Seton Hall University $45,290 78% 72% 13:19,814
St John's University-New York $44,760 75% 64% 17:120,143
Xavier University $42,460 81% 69% 11:17,061
Villanova University $57,460 31% 92% 11:111,032
Providence College $54,388 54% 85% 11:14,821
Marquette University $45,666 82% 84% 14:111,550
Average$42,795 / $47,55762.80%79.50%12.50:112,003