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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
    B-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
William Woods is a private, Christian university located in Fulton, Missouri in the Columbia, MO Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 794 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the William Woods acceptance rate is 75%. Popular majors include Sign Language, Business, and Equine Studies. Graduating 59% of students, William Woods alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,300.
About William Woods University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference
Address
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251
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William Woods 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
75%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
960-1240
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$21,573/ 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
$15,841/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
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
83%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
78%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
794Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
162
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
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  • Either athletes, horse people, or weirdos.
    27%
  • Very average college students..
    27%
  • People-oriented leaders
    18%
  • “Athletes”, Crazy Horse Girls, or foreign
    9%
  • Looking for family-like atmosphere
    9%
  • Rides horses. Probably.
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
34%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.29 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Small and friendly
    64%
  • Small yet cozy
    27%
  • Hell
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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Clean but lost in translation. The dorms are subpar at best and the staff has no regard or respect for the students health. Financial aid is minimum, especially for a private university. The dining hall is enough to put even the strongest of stomachs in the emergency room. You would think after as much money as the students pay towards this school that William Woods University would be able to provide decent food and accommodations for its students. When asked, the dining hall will provide accommodations like making grilled cheese or cheese quesadillas for the students. One time when i asked for grilled cheese from one of the workers, not the chef, they will burn it on the outside while leaving the cheese on the inside cold and not melted.🤦‍♀️ it kills me to think this school has such spiteful staff members.
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I have had a great experience so far at William Woods. I am a sophomore and I do cross country as well as indoor and outdoor track. Something great about being a student athlete at William Woods is that teachers understand and are very easy to work with when I have to miss class due to competition. On the other side to that, our coaches are also understanding and easy to work with if I ever need to miss practice due to a class or lab and I am able to arrange another time so I can still get my workout in and do my school work.
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.