373 reviews
  1. Fulton, MO
  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
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
William Woods University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference
Address
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Scores Range
878-1120
ACT Scores Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for William Woods University

Cost

Net Price
$21,386/ 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
    $19,218/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,279/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,320/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,969/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,613/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
850Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
30%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
36%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Small and friendly
    70%
  • Small yet cozy
    30%

After William Woods University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

William Woods University Reviews

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My overall experience at William Woods University has been spectacular so far! It's best known for its equestrian programs, but no one bats an eye if you're not involved with horses either. It's very friendly and diverse (I feel like there is a representative of every type of person here, and we all mesh together just fine), and since William Woods is such a small college, the professors have more time to form enriching relationships with students, and no one feels swamped by an overwhelming student population. If I had to do everything all over again I would return to William Woods every time.
I feel very safe here on campus. Stealing is almost nonexistent on campus, or at least I've never had to worry about it. There are emergency buttons stationed all around campus, information regarding campus police and safety is readily available, and the location of counseling services and the campus nurse is made known to everyone. William Woods also strongly encourages all students to take an online course about sexual assault called Not Anymore, which details what consent is, the necessity of consent, victims are not responsible for sexual assault, etc. There are even posters in the restrooms detailing statistics about rape, sexual/emotional abuse, and assault among men, women, and the LGBT community. It's well-covered topic here.
The school is small and humble. To some, it is extremely helpful with copious amount of opportunities around every corner. The instructors become well connected to their students due to the minuscule class sizes. However, their is a downfall to the program. Even though the school has a 76.3% acceptance rate and an overall okay track record, masses amount of people transfer or drop out because of how bias and outdated the school is; little to no money is put into the crumbling buildings, the food offered by the program is inedible with chronic cases of food poisoning, teachers that need to retire or just leave are begged to stay because their teacher's pay is below standard, and that's just to name a few issues.