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William Carey University Admission Requirements

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Chances of getting into William Carey University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
55%
Admission Difficulty for William Carey University
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Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage
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How hard is it to get into William Carey University and can I get accepted? The school has a 55% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Mississippi for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 426 out of 774 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 59 percent. William Carey University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 50% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

William Carey University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
950-1180
Applicants Submitting SAT
8%
SAT Scores for William Carey University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 490
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 950
SAT Scores for William Carey University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1180
Average SAT Score 1070

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 69 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 950 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 830. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Mississippi for highest average SAT composite score. 8 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

William Carey University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1180 and Above Good >68%
1065 to 1180 Avg + 55%-68%
950 to 1065 Avg - 42%-55%
835 to 950 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 835 Low <30%
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William Carey University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
92%
ACT Scores for William Carey University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for William Carey University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
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 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 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 #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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

William Carey University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
28 and Above Good >68%
24 to 28 Avg + 55%-68%
20 to 24 Avg - 42%-55%
16 to 20 Reach 30%-42%
Less than 16 Low <30%
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William Carey University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into William Carey University?

Applicants require 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 55% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.46 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.

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Admission Statistics

William Carey University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 525 249 774
Accepted 273 153 426
Acceptance Rate 52% 61% 55%
Enrolled 129 83 212
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 47% 54% 50%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jul 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
140

Applicants have 140 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jul 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to William Carey University and what student information is used for 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.

FAQs

Does William Carey University prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into William Carey University?

55% 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.

What SAT score is required for William Carey University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 950 and 1180. 8% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for William Carey University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 28. 92% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.