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William Carey University Admission Requirements

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Chances of getting into William Carey University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.9%
Admission Difficulty for William Carey University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into William Carey University and can I get accepted? The school has a 68% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 412 out of 607 applicants were admitted making William Carey University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 58 percent. William Carey University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 41% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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William Carey University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
930-1150
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for William Carey University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 930
SAT Scores for William Carey University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1150
Average SAT Score 1040

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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 73 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 930 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 820. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #7 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 8 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

William Carey University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1150 and Above Good >78%
1040 to 1150 Avg + 68%-78%
930 to 1040 Avg - 56%-68%
820 to 930 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 820 Low <42%
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William Carey University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for William Carey University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for William Carey University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 25

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 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 92 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
29 and Above Good >78%
25 to 29 Avg + 68%-78%
21 to 25 Avg - 56%-68%
17 to 21 Reach 42%-56%
Less than 17 Low <42%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46*
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into William Carey University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at William Carey University was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Mississippi for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as William Carey University accepts 68% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

William Carey University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 397 210 607
Accepted 263 149 412
Acceptance Rate 66% 71% 68%
Enrolled 91 77 168
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 52% 41%

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

8% of students submit their SAT scores to William Carey University. 92% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

68% of those who apply are granted admission to William Carey University. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 930 and 1150. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 29. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.