William Carey University

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William Carey University can be found in Hattiesburg, MS, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 5,500 students are enrolled at William Carey University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 950 (25th percentile) - 1180 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 20 (25th percentile) - 28 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to William Carey University. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the William Carey University average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.52 for accepted students. 55% of all those who apply are accepted to William Carey University, from which 50 percent choose to enroll.

Overall William Carey University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for William Carey University was reported as 55.0% in Fall 2020 with over 774 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 28
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.52

How Hard Is It to Get into William Carey University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of William Carey University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for William Carey University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 51.0%
  • 2017-2018: 48.8%
  • 2018-2019: 67.9%
  • 2019-2020: 55.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 53.1%

How Does William Carey University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for William Carey University is three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Mobile45.7%
Spring Hill College49.8%
Belhaven University49.4%
Jackson State University67.5%
Mississippi College42.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to William Carey University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading490 - 570
Math460 - 610
Total Score950 - 1180
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 31
Math17 - 25
Composite Score20 - 28
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