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, public schools.
  • VMI has more expensive tuition & fees ($48,324) than Western Carolina University ($8,367).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than VMI.
  • VMI has a higher submitted SAT score (1,190) than Western Carolina University (1,145).
  • VMI has higher submitted ACT score (25) than Western Carolina University (22).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 12,243 students while VMI has 1,698 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 544 faculties while VMI has 142 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Virginia Military Institute and Western Carolina University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
VMIWestern Carolina University
VMIvs.Western Carolina University
Lexington, VirginiaLocationCullowhee, North Carolina
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Bachelor's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Baccalaureate College - Arts & SciencesCarnegie ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Tuition & Fees
85% ($12,299)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)68% ($5,641)
$12,299Average Amount of Financial Aid$5,641
53.14 %Acceptance Rates38.84 %
48.96 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)26.53 %
1,190SAT Score1,145
25ACT Score22
85 %Graduation Rate64 %
12 %Transfer-out Rate25 %
80 %Retention Rate81 %
1,698Student Population12,243
142Number of Faculties544
11 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
ROTC, Study Abroad, 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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