The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Mercer University is a Private (not-for-profit) and VMI is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • VMI has more expensive tuition & fees ($47,220) than Mercer University ($37,808).
  • It is harder to admit to VMI than Mercer University.
  • Mercer University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,255) than VMI (1,180).
  • Mercer University has higher submitted ACT score (28) than VMI (25).
  • Mercer University has more students with 8,740 students while VMI has 1,685 students.
  • Mercer University has more full-time faculties with 432 faculties while VMI has 143 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Mercer University and Virginia Military Institute.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Mercer UniversityVMI
Mercer Universityvs.VMI
Macon, GeorgiaLocationLexington, Virginia
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedBachelor's degree
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
$37,808Tuition & Fees
91% ($22,228)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)71% ($14,188)
$22,228Average Amount of Financial Aid$14,188
73.26 %Acceptance Rates53.14 %
25.58 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)48.96 %
1,255SAT Score1,180
28ACT Score25
66 %Graduation Rate79 %
28 %Transfer-out Rate19 %
89 %Retention Rate89 %
8,740Student Population1,685
432Number of Faculties143
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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