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 four-years, private (not-for-profit) schools.
  • Furman University has more expensive tuition & fees ($55,772) than Mercer University ($39,708).
  • It is harder to admit to Furman University than Mercer University.
  • Furman University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,331) than Mercer University (1,310).
  • Furman University has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Mercer University (30).
  • Mercer University has more students with 9,009 students while Furman University has 2,463 students.
  • Furman University has a lower number of students per faculty with 9 to 1 while Mercer University's ratio is 13 to 1.
  • Mercer University has more full-time faculties with 437 faculties while Furman University has 260 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Furman University and Mercer University.
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Furman Universityvs.Mercer University
Greenville, South CarolinaLocationMacon, Georgia
Four-years, Private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Master's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practice
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
$55,7722023 Tuition & Fees$39,708
94%% Receiving Financial Aid91%
$34,738Average Amount of Financial Aid$24,149
61.18 %Acceptance Rates73.26 %
22.94 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.58 %
1,331SAT Score1,310
31ACT Score30
82 %Graduation Rate74 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate21 %
91 %Retention Rate86 %
2,463Student Population9,009
260Number of Faculties437
9 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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