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  • Western Carolina University is a Public and Furman is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Furman has more expensive tuition & fees ($50,844) than Western Carolina University ($8,277).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Furman.
  • Furman has higher submitted SAT score (1,110) than Western Carolina University (1,110).
  • Furman has higher submitted ACT score (66) than Western Carolina University (66).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 11,639 students while Furman has 2,947 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 498 faculties while Furman has 272 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Western Carolina University and Furman.
Western Carolina Universityvs.Furman
Cullowhee, North CarolinaLocationGreenville, South Carolina
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedMaster's degree
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
In-State$4,277
Out-Of-State$8,277
Tuition & Fees$50,844
68% ($6,218)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)96% ($32,813)
$6,218Average Amount of Financial Aid$32,813
38.84 %Acceptance Rates61.18 %
26.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.94 %
1,110SAT Score1,330
66ACT Score89
62 %Graduation Rate83 %
29 %Transfer-out Rate15 %
80 %Retention Rate88 %
11,639Student Population2,947
498Number of Faculties272
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio10 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, 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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