The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Samford University is a private (not-for-profit) and Western Carolina University is a public school and both are four-years schools.
  • Samford University has more expensive tuition & fees ($35,360) than Western Carolina University ($8,367).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Samford University.
  • Samford University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,195) than Western Carolina University (1,145).
  • Samford University has higher submitted ACT score (26) than Western Carolina University (22).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 12,243 students while Samford University has 5,729 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 544 faculties while Samford University has 362 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Samford University and Western Carolina University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Samford UniversityWestern Carolina University
Samford Universityvs.Western Carolina University
Birmingham, AlabamaLocationCullowhee, 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
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
$35,360Tuition & Fees
In-State$4,367
Out-Of-State$8,367
95% ($17,676)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($5,641)
$17,676Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,641
83.19 %Acceptance Rates38.84 %
27.05 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.53 %
1,195SAT Score1,145
26ACT Score22
77 %Graduation Rate64 %
-Transfer-out Rate25 %
87 %Retention Rate81 %
5,729Student Population12,243
362Number of Faculties544
12 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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