William Carey University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of William Carey University

William Carey University is now a private, comprehensive university associated with the Baptist Church. William Carey offers a large selection of undergraduate and graduate degree programs for students to select from. Students are supported by a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The William Carey Crusaders and Lady Crusaders play in the NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 4,901 (3,191 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male/62% Female
  • 59% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $12,750
  • Books: $650
  • Room and Board: $4,395
  • Other Expenses: $3,240
  • Total Cost: $21,035

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $5,880
    • Loans: $7,150

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Educational Leadership and Administration, General; Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; General Studies; and Elementary Education and Teaching

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 15%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 47%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, Baseball
  • Women’s Sports: Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Cross Country, Track and Field, Soccer

Overview of William Carey University Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data                        

  • William Carey University Acceptance Rate: 68%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 460/570
    • SAT Math: 470/580
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 21/29
    • ACT English: 21/31
    • ACT Math: 19/25

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for William Carey University, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If William Carey University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Texas at El Paso, California State University Sacramento, California State University Northridge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for William Carey University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

East Carolina University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Old Dominion University, Texas State University, Georgia State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than William Carey University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, Quinnipiac University, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University

Applying to William Carey University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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