ic S/general/checkmark circled Thanks for subscribing! Be on the lookout for our next newsletter.
ic S/general/checkmark circled
Saved to My Favorites. View My Favorites
Colleges / William Carey University

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate93%

William Carey University Admissions

William Carey University is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 93% of all applicants in 2010. Last year, 465 students applied to William Carey University and 432 were admitted.

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

William Carey University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

William Carey University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
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

Want to Apply Early to William Carey University?

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

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

More on William Carey University Admissions

How To Get Into William Carey University

It is moderately difficult to get into William Carey University. William Carey University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, William Carey University accepted 93% of students, around 432 of the 465 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like William Carey University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to William Carey University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

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 decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at William Carey University

What does William Carey University consider 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. Double check 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 reflects 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 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.

In 2010, 20% of William Carey University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 80% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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.

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.

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

✅ William Carey University is not test optional.

What is William Carey University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for William Carey University is 93%.

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

❌ William Carey University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About William Carey University?

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


Student Life


Tuition & Aid

Visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about William Carey University

Explore other colleges in MS or use the college admissions predictor to calculate your chances of getting into some of the top colleges and universities in the U.S.

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 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

Total Enrollment


Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate


Tuition and Fees

In State




Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
Find Your Scholarship

Want to find money for school that doesn’t need to be paid back? Access insights and advice on how to search and apply for scholarships!

Search for Scholarship
Do You Work at a University?

Claim your page to customize your profile and connect with students!

Claim Free Account
Need Advice or Have a Question About William Carey University?

Connect with the world's largest college forum for candid, authentic discussion.

Join the Conversation