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William Carey University
  • 4 Year
  • HATTIESBURG, MS

Report Card

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

editorial

William Carey is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,706 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the William Carey acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Nursing, Elementary Education, and Psychology. Graduating 60% of students, William Carey alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,400.

About

710 WILLIAM CAREY PARKWAY
HATTIESBURG, MS 39401
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Athletic Division
NAIA
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
57%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
980-1320
ACT Range
21-29
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$11,676 / 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
$12,216 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 20 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 34 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 34 responses

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Majors

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
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
    34%
  • On Campus
    52%
  • Online
    14%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,706 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,585
Undergrads Over 25
25%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Determined
    33%
  • Religious,
    26%
  • Unique
    15%
  • Bored
    7%
  • religious & nerdy
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%
  • Friendly
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
41%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 39 responses
Poll
48%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 50 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 27 responses
  • Encouraging
    30%
  • Comfortable
    19%
  • Enlightening & wonderful
    19%
  • Awesomeness
    15%
  • Fast-paced
    11%
  • Challenging and advanced
    4%
  • Laid-back
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,700 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
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. 14 responses

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