William Carey University

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world rank  3075

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University Overview

Founded in 1892, William Carey University is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Hattiesburg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Gulfport, Baton Rouge. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, William Carey University (WCU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. William Carey University (WCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 128 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym WCU
Founded 1892
Motto Expect Great Things From God; Attempt Great Things For God.
Colours Red and black

University Location

Address 710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg
39401-5499 Mississippi
United States
Tel +1 (601) 318 6051
Fax +1 (601) 318 6765
Other locations Gulfport, Baton Rouge

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
12,500-15,000 US$
(9,200-11,000 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 710 William Carey Parkway, WCU Box 13
Hattiesburg 39401-5499
(601) 318 6103
800 962 5991

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff 400-499
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Mississippi Baptist Convention - www.mbcb.org

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Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to William Carey University's Library
William Carey University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 57,526 physical volumes, 1,393 physical media, 137,880 digital/electronic medium and 60 licensed digital/electronic databases. William Carey University's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
William Carey University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 899 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1958


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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