William Woods University 1

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1 University Avenue

Fulton, MO 65251

Phone: (573) 642-2251
2012-2013 Tuition
tuition and fees
Aug. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#86 Overall Score: 39 out of 100. Regional Universities (Midwest)

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William Woods University is a private institution that was founded in 1870. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 170 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. William Woods University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 86. Its tuition and fees are $19,850 (2012-13).

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

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.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1870
Religious affiliation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Academic calendar semester
Setting rural
2012 Endowment N/A


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 percent.

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Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 80.0% 4
Application deadline August 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 15

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Academic Life

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.7 percent.

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Student-faculty ratio N/A 4
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Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

William Woods University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

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Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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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

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Tuition and fees $19,850 (2012-13)
Room and board $7,900 (2012-13)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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