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 ($53,372) than Western Carolina University ($8,367).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Furman 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 12,243 students while Furman University has 2,567 students.
  • 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.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Western Carolina UniversityFurman University
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
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
In-State$4,367
Out-Of-State$8,367
Tuition & Fees$53,372
68% ($5,641)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)94% ($33,297)
$5,641Average Amount of Financial Aid$33,297
38.84 %Acceptance Rates61.18 %
26.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)22.94 %
1,145SAT Score1,331
22ACT Score31
64 %Graduation Rate81 %
25 %Transfer-out Rate17 %
81 %Retention Rate81 %
12,243Student Population2,567
544Number of Faculties260
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio9 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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