The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • VMI is a Public and Mercer University is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • VMI has more expensive tuition & fees ($48,324) than Mercer University ($38,746).
  • It is harder to admit to VMI than Mercer University.
  • Mercer University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,165) than VMI (1,165).
  • Mercer University has higher submitted ACT score (25) than VMI (25).
  • Mercer University has more students with 9,006 students while VMI has 1,698 students.
  • Mercer University has more full-time faculties with 437 faculties while VMI has 142 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Virginia Military Institute and Mercer University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
VMIMercer University
VMIvs.Mercer University
Lexington, VirginiaLocationMacon, Georgia
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Bachelor's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$19,670
Out-Of-State$48,324
Tuition & Fees$38,746
85% ($12,299)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)93% ($23,635)
$12,299Average Amount of Financial Aid$23,635
53.14 %Acceptance Rates73.26 %
48.96 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.58 %
1,165SAT Score1,260
25ACT Score28
85 %Graduation Rate73 %
12 %Transfer-out Rate21 %
80 %Retention Rate87 %
1,698Student Population9,006
142Number of Faculties437
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio14 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, 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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