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  • 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 ($25,828) than Western Carolina University ($8,277).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Mercer University.
  • Mercer University has higher submitted SAT score (1,110) than Western Carolina University (1,110).
  • Mercer University has higher submitted ACT score (66) than Western Carolina University (66).
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 498 faculties while Mercer University has 432 full-time faculties.
Next table compares the two rival schools - Western Carolina University and Mercer 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
Tuition & Fees$25,828
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
66ACT Score82
62 %Graduation Rate66 %
29 %Transfer-out Rate28 %
80 %Retention Rate89 %
6,106Student Population6,106
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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