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William Carey University
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  • 4 Year
  • HATTIESBURG, MS

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade C
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A

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William Carey is an above-average private, Christian university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,901 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the William Carey acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 47% of students, William Carey alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,400.

About

710 WILLIAM CAREY PARKWAY
HATTIESBURG, MS 39401
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference

William Carey University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

WCU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
55%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1180
ACT Range
20-28
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$10,397 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$11,985 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 16 responses
81%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 27 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 27 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    65%
  • Online
    10%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,901 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,309
Undergrads Over 25
30%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Religious,
    35%
  • Determined
    30%
  • Unique
    20%
  • Bored
    10%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 32 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Encouraging
    30%
  • Awesomeness
    20%
  • Comfortable
    20%
  • Enlightening & wonderful
    15%
  • Fast-paced
    10%
  • Challenging and advanced
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 12 responses

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