The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Furman University is a private (not-for-profit) and Western Carolina University is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Furman University has more expensive tuition & fees ($53,372) than Western Carolina University ($8,367).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Furman University.
  • Furman University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,331) than Western Carolina University (1,145).
  • Furman University has higher submitted ACT score (31) than Western Carolina University (22).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 12,243 students while Furman University has 2,567 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 544 faculties while Furman University has 260 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Furman University and Western Carolina University.
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Furman Universityvs.Western Carolina University
Greenville, South CarolinaLocationCullowhee, North Carolina
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
Master's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
$53,372Tuition & Fees
94% ($33,297)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($5,641)
$33,297Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,641
61.18 %Acceptance Rates38.84 %
22.94 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.53 %
1,331SAT Score1,145
31ACT Score22
82 %Graduation Rate61 %
16 %Transfer-out Rate27 %
81 %Retention Rate81 %
2,567Student Population12,243
260Number of Faculties544
9 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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