The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • VMI has more expensive tuition & fees ($47,220) than Western Carolina University ($8,285).
  • It is harder to admit to Western Carolina University than VMI.
  • VMI has a higher submitted SAT score (1,120) than Western Carolina University (1,120).
  • VMI has higher submitted ACT score (23) than Western Carolina University (23).
  • Western Carolina University has more students with 12,243 students while VMI has 1,698 students.
  • Western Carolina University has more full-time faculties with 544 faculties while VMI has 142 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Western Carolina University and Virginia Military Institute.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Western Carolina UniversityVMI
Western Carolina Universityvs.VMI
Cullowhee, North CarolinaLocationLexington, Virginia
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedBachelor's degree
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
Tuition & Fees
68% ($5,641)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)85% ($12,299)
$5,641Average Amount of Financial Aid$12,299
38.84 %Acceptance Rates53.14 %
26.53 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)48.96 %
1,120SAT Score1,165
23ACT Score25
64 %Graduation Rate85 %
25 %Transfer-out Rate12 %
81 %Retention Rate80 %
12,243Student Population1,698
544Number of Faculties142
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio11 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesROTC, Study Abroad, 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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