William Carey University Admission RequirementsHattiesburg, Mississippi
Chances of getting into William Carey University
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
Applicants Submitting SAT8%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||460|
|SAT Math 25th||470|
|SAT Composite 25th||930|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1150|
|Average SAT Score||1040|
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 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.
|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%|
William Carey University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT92%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.46*
Typical High School GradesB+
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.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||52%||41%|
What are the requirements for admission to William Carey University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.