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William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%
Acceptance Rate93%

William Carey University Admissions

If you want to apply to William Carey University, the fee for the application costs $40.

William Carey University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of William Carey University's admissions stats.

William Carey University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 80%
Waitlist No

William Carey University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for William Carey University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to William Carey University?

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

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to William Carey University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to William Carey University

William Carey University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into William Carey University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at William Carey University

Curious about the factors that are considered by William Carey University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Class Rank Considered

Make sure to check with William Carey University for more information on admission factors.

William Carey University Application Requirements

To apply to William Carey University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with William Carey University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements Immunization proof
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into William Carey University?

William Carey University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

William Carey University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 20% of William Carey University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for William Carey University?

What is a Good ACT Score for William Carey University?

To be most competitive at William Carey University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for William Carey University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for William Carey University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to William Carey University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to William Carey University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

William Carey University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to William Carey University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to William Carey University.

Does William Carey University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ William Carey University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to William Carey University?

✅ William Carey University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is William Carey University's acceptance rate?

✅ William Carey University's acceptance rate is 93%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at William Carey University?

❌ William Carey University does not offer early decision.

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William Carey University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into William Carey University? William Carey University is a somewhat selective institution. The William Carey University acceptance rate is 93%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.


William Carey University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to William Carey University is Continuous processing.

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

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

William Carey University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


21 to 28


21 and Less


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William Carey University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

William Carey University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

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Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

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