William Carey University

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498 Tuscan Avenue

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Phone: (601) 318-6051
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#36 Overall Score: 55 out of 100. Regional Universities (South)

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William Carey University is a private institution that was founded in 1892. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,327, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 120 acres. It utilizes a trimester-based academic calendar. William Carey University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 36. Its tuition and fees are $10,800 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

As a Christian university which embraces its Baptist heritage and namesake, William Carey University provides quality educational programs, within a caring academic community, which challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1892
Religious affiliation Baptist
Academic calendar trimester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $10,841,065


When applying to William Carey University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at William Carey University is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 39.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 39.7%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at William Carey University is 13:1, and the school has 66.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 75.5 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 34%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

William Carey University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,327, with a gender distribution of 31.8 percent male students and 68.2 percent female students. At this school, 26 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 74 percent of students live off campus. William Carey University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 4,008
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

William Carey University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. William Carey University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at William Carey University, 95 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at William Carey University.

Students who have cars on campus 95%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At William Carey University, 90 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $8,500.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $10,800 (2013-14)
Room and board $4,080 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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