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 four-years schools.
  • Mercer University has more expensive tuition & fees ($29,324) than Western Carolina University ($8,367).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Mercer University.
  • Mercer University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,310) than Western Carolina University (1,145).
  • Mercer University has higher submitted ACT score (30) than Western Carolina University (22).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 11,877 students while Mercer University has 9,009 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 544 faculties while Mercer University has 437 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Mercer University and Western Carolina University.
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Mercer Universityvs.Western Carolina University
Macon, GeorgiaLocationCullowhee, North Carolina
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, public
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)
$29,324Tuition & Fees
91% ($24,149)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($5,652)
$24,149Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,652
73.26 %Acceptance Rates38.84 %
25.58 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.53 %
1,310SAT Score1,145
30ACT Score22
74 %Graduation Rate61 %
21 %Transfer-out Rate27 %
86 %Retention Rate75 %
9,009Student Population11,877
437Number of Faculties544
13 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio15 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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