William Woods University

1 University Ave, Fulton, United States
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Overview of William Woods University

About this school

William Woods, founded in 1870, is a church-affiliated university. Its 170-acre campus is located in Fulton, 25 miles east of Columbia and 100 miles west of St. Louis.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:958
    • Men:260 (27.1%)
    • Women:698 (72.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to William Woods University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
August 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for advising ACT: Used for advising

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Fulton, MO  65251-1098
Phone
(573) 592-4221
Fax
(573) 592-1146
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
16 hours college preparatory units required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
75% of 892 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 677 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 215 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
337 (50%) of 668 admitted students enrolled
Women
240 (47%) of 508 admitted students enrolled
Men
97 (61%) of 160 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.40
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
487-580 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
20%
• Score 500 - 600
50%
• Score 400 - 500
30%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
8%
• Score 24 - 29
35%
• Score 18 - 23
46%
• Score 12 - 17
11%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,185 (58.86576609468176%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,700 (23.609589874650116%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,300 (3.164171838870634%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,900 (14.360472191797493%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


William Woods University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002525
Free
Institution's own form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
197 (98.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
197 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
197 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$18,004
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 197 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,475
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 89 (45.2%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 84 (42.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
768 (96.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
768 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
766 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent Of Need Met
Not reported
Average Award
$16,149
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 750 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,497
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 321 (41.9%) of aid recipients
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 243 (31.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
4 (.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,899

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
70%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,728
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Local/State Students, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


60

Part-Time Faculty


180

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


11%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 44% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
473,143

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
197
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


William Woods University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


72.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


59.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


59.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (45)


  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Interior Design
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Radio and Television
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Foreign languages and literature, Business/marketing, Agriculture, Education

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study (9)


  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Development
  • Marketing
  • Physical Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


12,760

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


St. Louis, Kansas City

Weather


Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
100 mile(s) from campus in St. Louis
Nearest Bus Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Columbia
Nearest Train Station
25 mile(s) from campus in Jefferson City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


63% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


37%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Owls
School Colors
Forest green, burgundy, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, equestrian sports, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


William Woods University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, national fraternities, national sororities, deca, students of social work, campus activities board, hands up!, campus crusade for christ

Sororities


45% of women participate

Fraternities


43% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


796

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
958
Women
698
Men
260

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.7% Asian
  • 5.1% Black/African-American
  • 3.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.5% White
  • 3.1% Unknown

International Students


4.9% from 19 countries

Average Age


23

Number of Graduate Students


1,323

Student Resources

Study resources