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William Woods University is a private institution that was founded in 1870. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,036, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 170 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. William Woods University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 88. Its tuition and fees are $19,850 (2012-13).
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William Woods University is a coeducational, independent professions-oriented, liberal arts institution of over 2,500 students. Founded in 1870, it is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The scenic campus is situated on 170 acres with two lakes. Unique programs of study include an internationally recognized equestrian studies program and a four-year American Sign Language Interpreting program (one of only 25 in the U. S. and Canada), as well as a five-year MBA program based at the Fulton campus. The school's innovative LEAD (Leading, Educating, Achieving, and Developing) program provides awards ($5,000 to residential students; $2,500 to commuter students) to any incoming student who agrees to make a commitment to campus and community involvement. William Woods University also prides itself on its innovative Graduate and Professional Studies cohort program, which enables working adults to pursue their degree in an accelerated format.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)|
When applying to William Woods University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 15. The application fee at William Woods University is $25. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 80.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||80.0%|
|Application deadline||August 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 15|
The student-faculty ratio at William Woods University is 12:1, and the school has 75.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at William Woods University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Education, General; Equestrian/Equine Studies; Legal Professions and Studies; and American Sign Language (ASL). The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.8 percent.
William Woods University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,036, with a gender distribution of 27.1 percent male students and 72.9 percent female students. At this school, 75.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 25.0 percent of students live off campus. William Woods University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
William Woods University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health service. William Woods 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 Woods University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at William Woods University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At William Woods University, 81.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $10,713.
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|Tuition and fees||$19,850 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$7,900 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data