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 Mercer University is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Mercer University has more expensive tuition & fees ($28,995) than Western Carolina University ($8,285).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Mercer University.
  • Mercer University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,110) than Western Carolina University (1,110).
  • Mercer University has higher submitted ACT score (23) than Western Carolina University (23).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 11,639 students while Mercer University has 8,740 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 498 faculties while Mercer University has 432 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Western Carolina University and Mercer University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Western Carolina UniversityMercer University
Western Carolina Universityvs.Mercer University
Cullowhee, North CarolinaLocationMacon, Georgia
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral/Research University
In-State$4,285
Out-Of-State$8,285
Tuition & Fees$28,995
68% ($6,218)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)91% ($22,228)
$6,218Average Amount of Financial Aid$22,228
38.84 %Acceptance Rates73.26 %
26.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)25.58 %
1,110SAT Score1,255
23ACT Score28
62 %Graduation Rate66 %
29 %Transfer-out Rate28 %
80 %Retention Rate89 %
11,639Student Population8,740
498Number of Faculties432
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, 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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