273 reviews
  1. Hattiesburg, MS
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A+
William Carey University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Baptist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
Address
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
SAT Scores Range
870-1180
ACT Scores Range
20-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for William Carey University

Cost

Net Price
$14,812/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,321/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,426/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,341/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,566/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,981/ year

Academics

Professors
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
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.20 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.20 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,874Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
36%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Determined
    43%
  • Religious,
    21%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Bored
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
44%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
44%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.36 responses
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After William Carey University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

William Carey University Reviews

273 reviews
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William Carey will always be my favorite University. I have been at William Carey since the summer of 2015. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at William Carey. I have enjoyed the University so much, I plan to get my Masters here as well! I am beyond glad that I have chosen this University to fulfill my studies. The professors are beyond Amazing and I definitely feel as if they are the absolute best! William Carey went through a disaster on January 21, 2017 and the school has came together to defeat the odds against us. The tornado has taken a lot from the University but there is nothing we can't overcome!
At this point, I can only speak to the admissions process and my orientation to campus. The admission process was smooth and the individuals involved were extremely helpful and professional. I look foward to furthering my education here!
In my opinion, William Carey University gives you the most bang for your buck. It is also a great choice if you are looking for a quiet setting; if you like to party--not so much. Hattiesburg is a big change if you are from a small town (like me), but some of my friends from the area find it boring. There is a wide diversity of students who come from different faiths, backgrounds, and walks of life. If you are into sports, there is a wide array of opportunities. The academics are up to par, and the professors are highly qualified. Also, since Carey is such a small university, the professors can get to know students on a personal and individual level. The cafeteria is usually a hit or miss. It is either really good or really terrible. However, there are many restaurants in the area if the cafeteria food does not appeal to you. The dorms are nice and usually very clean. The student government association and other organizations are always providing activities and events for students.