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  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 is an above-average private, Christian university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,912 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the William Carey acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business. Graduating 47% of students, William Carey alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,400.
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference

William Carey University Rankings

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William Carey Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
930-1150
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,100/ 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
$10,562/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
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
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    24%
  • On Campus
    68%
  • Online
    8%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,912Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,337
Undergrads Over 25
32%
Pell Grant
82%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Religious,
    37%
  • Determined
    32%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Bored
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
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
Report
  • 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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Attending William Carey University has been an interesting and surprising experience. There are various aspects that I find outstanding about the campus. For example, the on campus housing is very nice I must admit. The prices can be on the expensive side but you get your money’s worth. The Directors of Residency are very helpful, they answer any questions students may have and handle situations professionally. One thing that I absolutely love about this University is the amount of students in each class. The classrooms are small, with no more than about 28 students or less. This allows each student to a better opportunity to get closer with their professor. For example, students are able to learn And understand difficult subjects better in a smaller class setting. Although, there are many great aspects about William Carey, there is always room for improvement. I would love to see more fun Involvement in activities on campus.
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Carey has a small-town, 13th year of high school feel. This allows one person to become well-known across campus. The professors are generally very invested in their students, which is a huge plus. Carey is not for everyone, though, and they are sadly behind in many ways, especially when it comes to their office systems. But I'd recommend it any day!
I loved my time at William Carey. I feel like I got a quality education from quality professors who care deeply about my success. I got a phenomenal education for the amount of money that I paid and I am thankful for all of the lessons I learned at Carey. The administration was difficult at times, but all universities have flaws and the pros substantially outweigh the cons at Carey. Beyond academics, I had opportunities to be involved in many extracurricular activities involving music, ministry, and community building. Overall, my time at Carey has given me innumerable opportunities to grow in leadership, spirituality, and social competence as well as intellect.