William Carey University

WCUWILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY, founded in 1892, is a faith-based private, four-year University and serves as one of the most affordable private universities in America. The main campus is located on 150 acres in Hattiesburg, Miss., with the Tradition Campus located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast in Biloxi. Because the setting is small, William Carey offers an atmosphere that fosters the development of relationships with peers and professors. Professors have a genuine interest in your development as a student, an individual, and a Christian.

Enrollment stands at 4,000 students, with the university offering numerous academic programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. William Carey offers over 60 extracurricular activities, including social and service clubs, honor societies and intramural sports. Campus organizations include the Student Government Association, the Gamma Chi and Pi Omega sororities, the Baptist Student Union, and many others. William Carey’s Crusader sports teams compete in 14 sports through the Southern States Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.


  • Founded: 1892
  • Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • Financial Assistance: More than 90% of Carey’s full-time students receive some form of financial assistance
  • Campus Life: More than 50 student organizations, community services ministries and 22 intramural sports for men and women
  • Athletics: Students participate in 14 sports through the Southern States Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Academic Programs: Offers over 75 majors, minors, concentrations and programs

WCU is ranked #1 “Best Value” among regional colleges and universities by U.S. News & World Report. William Carey has also been named a College of Distinction, a Military Friendly School, a Best College Buy and a Best Christian College.

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Undergraduate Tuition & Fees: $12,600

Room & Board: $4,320

English Language Center (ELC) (20 weeks/2 terms): $12,500

Financial Assistance: International Student Scholarships include: Trustee Merit Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Academic Scholarship, and Opportunity Scholarship ranging from $3,600 to $11,700.

*Please note Room & Board costs are calculated according to most commonly taken option.

**Also note, total tuition reflects mandatory fees.

English Proficiency Requirements (pick one)

TOEFL: IBT 70, Paper 523, Computer 193

IELTS: 5.5 or 58

SAT or Equivalent Requirements:

SAT: 1020/Evidenced-based reading and writing/math

ACT: 20 (Composite)

*Freshmen students applying to William Carey must achieve the minimum required on either the SAT or ACT; students do not have to take both exams.

GPA Requirement: 2.0 or higher

Application Deadline: N/A