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 Samford University is a Private (not-for-profit) school and both are 4 or more years schools.
  • Samford University has more expensive tuition & fees ($34,198) than Western Carolina University ($8,285).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than Samford University.
  • Samford University has a higher submitted SAT score (1,110) than Western Carolina University (1,110).
  • Samford University has higher submitted ACT score (23) than Western Carolina University (23).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 11,639 students while Samford University has 5,619 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 498 faculties while Samford University has 361 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Western Carolina University and Samford University.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Western Carolina UniversitySamford University
Western Carolina Universityvs.Samford University
Cullowhee, North CarolinaLocationBirmingham, Alabama
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 ClassificationMaster's College and University (larger programs)
In-State$4,285
Out-Of-State$8,285
Tuition & Fees$34,198
68% ($6,218)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)92% ($15,760)
$6,218Average Amount of Financial Aid$15,760
38.84 %Acceptance Rates83.19 %
26.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.05 %
1,110SAT Score1,160
23ACT Score26
62 %Graduation Rate76 %
29 %Transfer-out Rate-
80 %Retention Rate90 %
11,639Student Population5,619
498Number of Faculties361
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio12 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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