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.
  • Samford University has more expensive tuition & fees ($35,360) than Mercer University ($29,324).
  • It is harder to admit to Mercer University than Samford University.
  • Mercer University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,195) than Samford University (1,195).
  • Mercer University has higher submitted ACT score (26) than Samford University (26).
  • Mercer University has more students with 9,009 students while Samford University has 5,758 students.
  • Mercer University has more full-time faculties with 437 faculties while Samford University has 362 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Samford University and Mercer University.
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Samford Universityvs.Mercer University
Birmingham, AlabamaLocationMacon, Georgia
four-years, private (not-for-profit)School Typefour-years, private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
$35,360Tuition & Fees$29,324
95% ($17,676)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)91% ($24,149)
$17,676Average Amount of Financial Aid$24,149
83.19 %Acceptance Rates73.26 %
27.05 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.58 %
1,195SAT Score1,310
26ACT Score30
79 %Graduation Rate74 %
-Transfer-out Rate21 %
89 %Retention Rate86 %
5,758Student Population9,009
362Number of Faculties437
12 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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