Hattiesburg, Mississippi

William Carey University Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into William Carey University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for William Carey University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into William Carey University and can I get accepted? The school has a 49% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 435 out of 891 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 average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. 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
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for William Carey University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 550
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for William Carey University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1150

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 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 990. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #6 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 14 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
1230 and Above Good >62%
1150 to 1230 Avg + 49%-62%
1070 to 1150 Avg - 36%-49%
990 to 1070 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 990 Low <25%
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William Carey University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for William Carey University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for William Carey University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 28
Average ACT Score 24

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 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Mississippi for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 86 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
28 and Above Good >64%
24 to 28 Avg + 49%-64%
21 to 24 Avg - 38%-49%
18 to 21 Reach 28%-38%
Less than 18 Low <28%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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 609 282 891
Accepted 276 159 435
Acceptance Rate 45% 56% 49%
Enrolled 102 75 177
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 47% 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.