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About William Carey University

William Carey University is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Hattiesburg, MS. William Carey University was founded in 1906 and now enrolls around 3,248 students a year, including 2,090 undergrads.

William Carey University offers housing for up to 0 students.

William Carey University employs one full-time professor for every 19 undergrads enrolled.

2021 William Carey University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Trimester
Overall Acceptance Rate 93%
Tuition $11,850

2022 William Carey University Regular Decision Application Deadline

All regular decision applicants will be notified by August 15.

Early Admission at William Carey University

William Carey University does not offer early decision or early action.

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William Carey University Acceptance Rate 2007

It is moderately difficult to get into William Carey University. William Carey University admitted 93% of all applicants in 2007. Out of 465 applications received in 2021, 432 students were offered admission.

William Carey University Waitlist

William Carey University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into William Carey University?

William Carey University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to William Carey University, applicants must submit the following items.

William Carey University Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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William Carey University Average GPA and Test Scores

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to William Carey University.

Is William Carey University Test Optional?

William Carey University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 20% submitted the SAT. 80% submitted the ACT.

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Does William Carey University Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! William Carey University provides on-campus housing for students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at William Carey University.

Financial Aid at William Carey University

First-year students that attend William Carey University full-time are awarded $15,000 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is William Carey University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at William Carey University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at William Carey University, around 74% return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for William Carey University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $17,500 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does William Carey University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is William Carey University a good school for you?

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Where is William Carey University?

William Carey University is located in the small town setting of Hattiesburg, MS, less than an hour from New Orleans.

If you want to see William Carey University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10 to Hattiesburg, or book a flight to the nearest airport, New Orleans International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what William Carey University and Hattiesburg are like without leaving home.

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College Info

710 William Carey Parkway Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Campus Setting: Small Town

William Carey University Application Deadline

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The deadline for Fall transfer applications to William Carey University is Continuous processing.

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