The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Western Carolina University is a public and Furman University is a private (not-for-profit) school and both are four-years schools.
  • Furman University has more expensive tuition & fees ($55,772) than Western Carolina University ($8,453).
  • It is harder to admit to Furman University than Western Carolina University.
  • Furman University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,145) than Western Carolina University (1,145).
  • Furman University has higher submitted ACT score (22) than Western Carolina University (22).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 11,877 students while Furman University has 2,463 students.
  • Furman University has a lower number of students per faculty with 9 to 1 while Western Carolina University's ratio is 15 to 1.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 544 faculties while Furman University has 260 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Western Carolina University and Furman University.
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Western Carolina Universityvs.Furman University
Cullowhee, North CarolinaLocationGreenville, South Carolina
Four-years, PublicSchool Typefour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Doctor's degree - research / scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Doctoral / Research UniversityCarnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
2023 Tuition & Fees$55,772
68%% Receiving Financial Aid94%
$5,652Average Amount of Financial Aid$34,738
79.42 %Acceptance Rates71.35 %
17.69 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)12.82 %
1,145SAT Score1,331
22ACT Score31
61 %Graduation Rate82 %
27 %Transfer-out Rate16 %
75 %Retention Rate91 %
11,877Student Population2,463
544Number of Faculties260
15 to 1Students to Faculty Ratio9 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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