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 4,000 students are enrolled at William Carey University.

Most of the students getting into this school have scored in-between 20 - 28 on the ACT exam. 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. 49% of all those who apply are accepted to William Carey University, from which 48 percent choose to enroll.

Overall William Carey University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for William Carey University was reported as 48.8% in Fall 2013 with over 771 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: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to William Carey University is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for William Carey University has been on a downward trend over the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 92.7%
  • 2010-2011: 92.3%
  • 2011-2012: 82.8%
  • 2012-2013: 27.4%
  • 2013-2014: 48.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.1%

How Does William Carey University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for William Carey University is fourteen percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Mobile71.3%
Spring Hill College46.3%
Belhaven University48.4%
Millsaps College47.5%
Tougaloo College35.5%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to William Carey University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English20 - 28
Math19 - 25
Composite Score20 - 28
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