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 Western Carolina University is a Public school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Mercer University has more expensive tuition & fees ($37,808) than Western Carolina University ($8,285).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Mercer University.
  • Mercer University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,255) than Western Carolina University (1,110).
  • Mercer University has higher submitted ACT score (28) than Western Carolina University (23).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 11,639 students while Mercer University has 8,740 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 498 faculties while Mercer University has 432 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Mercer University and Western Carolina University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Mercer UniversityWestern Carolina University
Mercer Universityvs.Western Carolina University
Macon, GeorgiaLocationCullowhee, North Carolina
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Doctoral/Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
$37,808Tuition & Fees
In-State$4,285
Out-Of-State$8,285
91% ($22,228)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($6,218)
$22,228Average Amount of Financial Aid$6,218
73.26 %Acceptance Rates38.84 %
25.58 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.53 %
1,255SAT Score1,110
28ACT Score23
66 %Graduation Rate62 %
28 %Transfer-out Rate29 %
89 %Retention Rate80 %
8,740Student Population11,639
432Number of Faculties498
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), 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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