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Founded in 1906, William Carey University. is a Private college. Located in Mississippi, which is a city setting in Mississippi, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,808 full time undergraduate students, and 1,811 full time graduate students.
The William Carey University Academic calendar runs on a Trimester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 14:1. There are 139 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at William Carey University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at WCU are considered Selective, with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 23 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at William Carey University.
19 Students rated on-campus housing 3.3 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
18 Students rated off-campus housing 2.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
22 Students rated campus food 2.8 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated school activities 2.8 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 62 % gave the school a 5.0.
8 Students rated William Carey University
I really love Carey. It isn’t 100% perfect, but in my opinion, it’s as close as possible. The dorms are all kept up well, and you can always find someone to talk to. Professors are very accessible almost always. The classes my seem expensive,but they give nice scholarships. The only thing that is completely lacking is the cafeteria, but it is being worked on.
William Carey is a college that has been around for over a century, attaining the status of university in 2006. I began attending the university last fall as a pre-medical biology major with the intent to apply to the William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine upon my graduation with a Bachelor of Science in 2020.
I attended William Carey University’s freshman orientation – CareyWOW – which was held the week before the fall trimester began. I almost skipped it, but it allowed me to move in before all the upperclassmen, so I opted in. Because of this, I not only got settled in well before classes started, but I also met most of my classmates at Carey WOW 2016.
The orientation was well organized and our leaders (two staff members and two upperclassmen per group of 6-10 freshman) were excellent at being intentional to form relationships with us. I am still friends with both of my student leaders and I am going to be a student leader for CareyWOW 2017. The events were fun and engaging, and we also went out to do community service in one or two groups.
I am in the presidential honors college (William Carey Scholars), so I am required to take one honors course per trimester along with my core curriculum and major courses. (To be a Carey Scholar one must have a minimum 29 ACT and a cumulative 3.5 grade point average.) The honors professors are excellent and highly invested in our progress, and the required honors colloquia are usually fascinating and relevant.
While I believe the best part of WCU is the academics, the athletic program is excellent and the campus housing is decent. The extracurricular activities are often poorly advertised and certainly have room for improvement, but the Baptist Student Union and Student Government Association are well staffed and have made significant progress even in the year that I have been here.
The most compelling reason to come to WCU, after academics, is the strength of the community between the students as well as between the students and professors. Even in the aftermath of the recent tornado, the university only missed a week of classes and caught up by the beginning of the next trimester. I am not typically the “school-spirit” type of person, but I have made leaps in my knowledge and education in the last year, as well as growing as a person through the friendships I’ve made at Carey. I love my university and I would highly recommend it to both freshmen and transfer students.
It is a great school. It has grown over the years since I graduated. It offers so many more different programs such as DO and Pharmacy. The classroom size are small so the teachers know you by name and is always willing to help. Which is a great thing for first time college students or for older adult learners.
William Carey immediately felt like home after my first tour. The people and the atmosphere are so very welcoming. Everyone that attends this university leaves a changed person. Through the good and bad times, this school remains to focus on God. #CareyStrong
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for William Carey University is 51%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Hey, you! Yeah, you with the glasses. I've got something to tell you. Put down your graphing calculator and listen up.
I know you've been working hard trying to get all your homework done and all, and that's all great. But when you get to college, it takes more than just good grades for the kind of success that you want. You need to make sure that you spend some time getting to know the other kids in your major. They may have connections that could help you, and they'll be your colleagues after you graduate. It's always good to know people.
Oh yeah, and make sure you talk to your professors if you have any kind of question or problem. They have so many academic, personal, and professional resources that they would love to share with you, but they can't help you if they don't know what you need. So let them know!
Alright, you can go back to your math class now. Keep working hard, but don't forget what I told you!
This school is great academically, however, it has no social life for students living off-campus, and because it is a private Baptist college, it's administration can be quite close-minded.
The school is best known for producing the best nurses.
I am currently enrolled at a community college. So my advice would be for a student that needs assistance financially, loves the idea of a small class, and wants to gain personal relationships with its professors a community college is the best fit for that student. Community colleges are very managable routes to take to obtain a degree at a faster pace or to complete your pre-requisites for a certain major without the hassle of "breaking the bank".
The most frustrating thing about my school is the fact that we are on a faster pace than the rest of the colleges in our state. Instead of semesters we complete trimesters or 10 weeks of school, at a time. To me that is a little too fast to learn and actually retain the information learned.
my classmates are fun acting, sociable, focus students tend to there work but also know how to have fun.
I think if you are looking for extra-cirricillium actvtivites and party schools this is not the school for you.
The best things about William Carey are the teachers and the advisors, They show that they care not just with school but outside of the school walls.
The meal plan because we have to pay 700-750 dollars a trimester and the food is not worth that. If we get the 700 (10 meal plan) we are paying $7.00 a meal and the food us not that good.
The professors with whom I take classes.
I enjoied the closeness of the campus environment. Everything is closeby. My dorm was just a few steps from most of my classes. This is highly convenient!
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
97% of students
attending William Carey University receive some sort of financial aid.
97% were awarded federal grants.
While 75% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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