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- Party SceneC+
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB
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.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
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- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.32 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
William Carey University Reviews
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.
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.