William Carey University Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for William Carey University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into William Carey University? The school has a 51% acceptance rate. Last year, 421 out of 825 applicants were admitted making William Carey University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 57 percent. Only 45% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for William Carey University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for William Carey University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1140
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to William Carey University?

William Carey University typically requires applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

William Carey University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1140 and Above Good >64%
1040 to 1140 Avg + 51%-64%
940 to 1040 Avg - 38%-51%
840 to 940 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 840 Low <26%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for William Carey University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for William Carey University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 29
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 27
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into William Carey University?

Admission data indicates that William Carey University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to William Carey University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

William Carey University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >64%
24 to 27 Avg + 51%-64%
21 to 24 Avg - 38%-51%
18 to 21 Reach 26%-38%
Less than 18 Low <26%

Estimated GPA Requirements

William Carey University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

Admission Statistics

William Carey University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 540 285 825
Accepted 267 154 421
Acceptance Rate 49% 54% 51%
Enrolled 108 81 189
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 40% 53% 45%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to William Carey University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

William Carey University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at William Carey University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176479 IPEDS survey data for William Carey University.