William Carey University
Hattiesburg, MS, USA

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William Carey University
3.79 Average Rating

ShaQuenna Arrington

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
William Carey University is a wonderful school for prospective students looking for a pleasant atmosphere and Christian atmosphere.
William Carey University really strives to encourage every student to never give up on their visions.
Willaim Carey University is a school I'm proud to be a student at.
Tips for prospective students
Never give up.
Follow your dreams.
Take it one day at a time.
Academic Rigor
William Carey University is a Superior Rating in Learning
Dorm Life
NEVER STAYED IN DORM BUT HAVE TOURED AND THEY'RE GREAT
Food and Dining
Wonderful food and dining room has great cooks.
What to do for fun
William Carey University is minutes away from the mall, food places, movies, zoo, skating rink and more and a short distance drive to the Miss Gulf Coast
Great for these types of students
Creative, Inspiring, Motivation, Energetic, Oustanding, Humble
Clubs and Activities
Many Many Clubs to Get Involved In
Campus Safety
Security on Duty daily
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Tiffany from Petal, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
William Carey University is one of the best universities that I have attended. They have tons of programs, activities, and opportunities. The student body is very diverse, so everyone feels welcome.
Tips for prospective students
The application and admission process is very easy and there is always someone there to help. If you are looking for a bible based college and want to meet tons of people, choose William Carey University.
Academic Rigor
You can do anything you put your mind to. There are lots of options and people to help you with your decisions.
Dorm Life
Its like living with a ton of your friends. People are always hanging out in the lobby watching movies, singing, or just goofing off.
Food and Dining
The cafe is pretty average. It is a great place to meet up and have lunch with your friends.
What to do for fun
There are tons of activities each week and all located not far from the campus.
Bang for the buck
It is totally worth the effort.
Great for these types of students
Great for all students!!
Clubs and Activities
There is always something to do or be a part of.
Greek Life
Greek life is like gaining a whole family. Everyone is really awesome!
Campus Safety
They are always there when you need them.
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Carey Student

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Carey is a wonderful place to grow and learn. The small classroom style is perfect for individualized attention from professors. The best thing about Carey is the feeling of community.
Tips for prospective students
Remember every second because four years goes by way too fast!
Academic Rigor
William Carey University offers programs that challenge the mind and keep you focused on the projects at hand.
Dorm Life
Living in a dorm at William Carey University is a great way to meet new people and form close bonds. There are dorms for every budget, and all are housed with a great staff.
Food and Dining
The dining hall at William Carey is another great way to meet people, Everyone has to eat, so almost everyone at Carey will be there at one time or another. The staff is great!
What to do for fun
William Carey University offers a student center with a gym, a room with pool tables and a ping pong table, a yoga room, and a TV/lounge area. There are also many intramural activities held throughout the year. The SGA at Carey, along with other organizations, hold events year round to keep the Carey experience fun.
Great for these types of students
Carey has students of all kinds. From Americans to international students, everyone can find a place.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs at Carey. From SGA to FCA, there are plenty of ways to get involved.
Greek Life
There are two sororities and one fraternity. They all focus on community service and bonding in Christ.
Campus Safety
The campus is protected by security guards and is fenced in.
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Juliana from Hattiesburg, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
William Carey is a great place to be. Everyone on campus is very friendly and willing to help you with whatever you need done. The campus is small, but it is also very beautiful.
Tips for prospective students
My tips would be to do your homework on a regular basis. Since it is a little faster paced than other colleges because we are on the three trimesters each year schedule, skipping homework for a few days can really set you back.
Academic Rigor
There are some classes that are easy and some that are hard. It is easy to plan a schedule that can balance your harder classes with easier ones.
Dorm Life
I live in the dorms, and I love it. It is a great way to meet new people and gain relationships for life. Also, every month or so the RAs will have their programs, and this is a great way to participate and hang out with people you go to school with.
Food and Dining
For the most part, the food is amazing. Most students call it The Caf, and this year they have been really awesome about trying new foods like chinese and egg rolls.
What to do for fun
There are lots of things to do for fun. During the year we have several different athletic groups that you can watch play a game (which is always really exciting, a way to hang out with your classmates, and a way to show school spirit). Also there are many clubs to join and do activities with, volunteer opportunities, and intramurals.
Bang for the buck
The school is a little pricey, but I think that since it is a smaller school setting, you get a much more personal experience with your teachers. They actually know your name and are willing to help at any time.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I don't know if other schools have it or not, but we have a Christmas Vespers service and the Hanging of the Green in the chapel. We all get together and sing Christmas songs and decorate the auditorium.
Great for these types of students
It has a great program for international students to get settled in and even find homes for them to stay in with other students for the holidays. The school is good for any student though.
Clubs and Activities
Like I mentioned before, there are plenty of these on campus between the Greek life, the BSU, other clubs, sports teams, and intramurals.
Greek Life
We have 2 sororities and 1 fraternity on campus I believe. I, personally, am not in one, but I have heard nothing but great things about them. Everyone in the seems to grow into a tight-knit family and have lasting relationships even after college.
Campus Safety
We have two gates on campus and both have security guards in them letting people in campus 24/7. Also, if you have class across the street and are scared walking back to the main campus, you can call security and they will either pick you up or walk with you back from class.
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Ashton from Northport, AL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
William Carey University is a great small, Christian university. The U.S. News and World Reports ranked Carey as the number one best valued college in the south. Trust me, they are definitely right about that.
Tips for prospective students
If you aren't sure about William Carey or any college for that matter, go and just check it out. You can make a visit to come and tour around campus. I promise when you come though, you are not going to want to leave.
Academic Rigor
In the classrooms, the professors challenge you to think, discuss and excel. The academic calendar is based on a trimester. Carey has three, ten week semesters. I enjoy the trimesters because it allows me to take more classes throughout the whole year. Plus, after each semester is done, students get a week off. Isn't that great?
Dorm Life
This is my first time living in a dorm and I absolutely love it. Don't get me wrong, living in a dorm has its ups and downs. The very first week we were having hot water problems. The maintenance workers were willing to fix it, and fix it quickly. I have not had one cold shower anymore. Another great thing about William Carey's dorms is the laundry is free. Most colleges you have to pay to either wash clothes or dry clothes or both. At Carey, they are free!
Food and Dining
Pizza! Every one around campus votes that William Carey has the best pizza ever. If you are like me and don't like to eat pizza all the time, they have other lines you can go to. For desserts, they have a freezer of Blue Bell Ice-cream, cookies, cakes, and a cobbler of some sort. I enjoy the cafeteria food and the atmosphere during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
What to do for fun
Carey has a wide span of extracurricular activities for students to do. From Ultimate Frisbee to Jujitsu, there is an organization for anyone and everyone.
Bang for the buck
You can not ask less from a private, Christian institution to come down on its tuition. It's a great bang for the buck!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
As a Freshman, I don't know the traditions yet. Every one like to hang out at the Common Grounds though
Great for these types of students
William Carey is great for any type of students!
Clubs and Activities
Intramural Sports: Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball
Greek Life
Pi Omega
Gamma Chi
Campus Safety
We have campus police that are on duty 24/7
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Lauren from Hattiesburg, MS

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
William Carey University is a diverse, christian college with amazing staff members. They not only strive to educate their students in their selected fields, but also help their students grow spiritually! William Carey University is a wonderful college to attend and it is continually growing!
Tips for prospective students
My tips for prospective students would be to definitely choose William Carey University. The student life is wonderful and everyone (students and faculty alike) are all very helpful/kind. You will develop unforgettable relationships with your teachers and fellow classmates!
Academic Rigor
The only thing I can see as a challenge for some people would be the simple fact that William Carey University has 3 semesters in one academic school year. It is very easy to get burned out with this type of schedule, but a perc is you get a break after every tri-mester. Other than that, William Carey University is a very hands on college and does everything they can do to help their students succeed!
Dorm Life
From what I gather, because I do not live on campus, dorm life is amazing. You develop lifetime relationships with other students that attend WCU. There is always an activity to partake in that is fun and sociable.
Food and Dining
You have two options, you can eat in the cafeteria or at the commons and enjoy some coffee. The food is an A+ and I don't know of anyone who can complain. You are offered a wide variety of foods and healthy at that!
What to do for fun
Things to do for fun are going to baseball games. Also, the soccer games are pretty excellent too. Both teams are very good and it's a great way to meet new people and support WCU. Other than athletics, there are student activities to partake in every week on campus!
Bang for the buck
Although, it is a great college it is still a little pricey. It would be nice to be able to get a scholarship to pay for half of the tuition if not more.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
I am not familiar with any unusualy traditions or locations on campus. We do have chapel every Wednesday morning, though.
Great for these types of students
It is a great college for those who want to grow in their relationship with Christ or have a relationship with Christ. Also, if you are wanting to be a doctor because they will be graduating their first osteopathic medicine students this year!!
Clubs and Activities
There are several clubs and activites students can take part in. All you need to do in order to get more information on this is go see the director of student services.
Greek Life
There are a few fraternities and sororities, but I am not familiar with them.
Campus Safety
The campus is extremely safe and has atleast two security guards on duty at all times!
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