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William Carey University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 317 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

74% Women
26% Men


NAIA Division I

Southern States Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $56,762)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $42,017)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 35 - - -
Basketball 17 15 - -
Golf 7 7 - -
Soccer 39 30 - -
Softball - 21 - -
Tennis 15 10 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 7 7 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 31.0%
Hispanic 1.7%
Non-resident alien 1.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 0.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 63.9%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 20 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 0
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Lauren from Hattiesburg, MS
  • 5
  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Elisabeth from Hattiesburg, MS
  • I am a past student here

    You will not be served 5star restaurant food, but they do try to provide you with a variety of foods. They are open to suggestions for improvements. Continuous fresh foods would be a great improvement, but all the blue bell ice cream makes up for it.

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  • 3
  • Dylan - Purvis, MS
  • I am a current student here

    There is always an abundance of food but not very healthy food. And the caff keep kind of strange hours, like the close the caff at 7:00pm for the night (and the staff usually starts to clean up at around 6:30pm) which can be annoying if you want to eat at a later time than that. Breakfast is the same every single morning and sometimes they even serve breakfast for lunch or dinner.

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  • 3
  • Carey Student
  • I am a current student here

    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!

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  • 4
  • Juliana from Hattiesburg, MS
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 3
  • Ashton from Northport, AL
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 5
  • Lauren from Hattiesburg, MS
  • I am a current student here

    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!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Carey Student
  • I am a current student here

    There are two sororities and one fraternity. They all focus on community service and bonding in Christ.

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  • 0
  • Juliana from Hattiesburg, MS
  • I am a current student here

    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.

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  • 0
  • Shybril from Laurel, MS
  • I am a current student here

    The Greek life is limited. Some you have to be invited into and you have to know someone to be invited in which means you have to really get out there and make friends and become social.

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