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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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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 1,648 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the William Carey acceptance rate is 51%. Popular majors include Nursing, Psychology, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 46% of students, William Carey alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,200.
About William Carey University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Southern States Athletic Conference
Address
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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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
51%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
860-1070
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,717/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,128/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,481/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,516/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,460/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,630/ year
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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
84%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,648Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
33%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
16%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Determined
    32%
  • Religious,
    32%
  • Unique
    21%
  • Bored
    11%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
40%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.30 responses
Poll
46%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Encouraging
    33%
  • Awesomeness
    22%
  • Comfortable
    22%
  • Enlightening & wonderful
    11%
  • Challenging and advanced
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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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I have done both my undergarment and my graduate degrees at William Carey University, and I am 100% satisfied with all they have done for me. No school is perfect, but as a high school student coming to a college for the first time I was taken care of. I received my undergrad in History with a minor in Biblical Languages, and I adored every moment. I'm currently finishing my Master's in Ancient Imperialism and I am also loving it! I highly recommend WCU to anyone.
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William Carey is a beautiful campus. It is always clean and looks great! Great class courses offered. All the staff are such sweet souls, and the teachers are wondering. This is truely a wonderful school.
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!