William Woods University

371 reviews
  1. Fulton, MO
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
William Woods University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Calvinist/Reformed
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
American Midwest Conference
Address
One University Avenue
Fulton, MO 65251

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Range
878-1120
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$21,386/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,218/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,279/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,320/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,969/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,613/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.15 responses
82%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.17 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.17 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
850Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Either athletes, horse people, or weirdos.
    30%
  • Very average college students..
    30%
  • People-oriented leaders
    20%
  • Looking for family-like atmosphere
    10%
  • Rides horses. Probably.
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
36%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.28 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Small and friendly
    70%
  • Small yet cozy
    30%

After William Woods University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses

Reviews

371 reviews
  • Excellent
    52
  • Very Good
    144
  • Average
    141
  • Poor
    25
  • Terrible
    9
My overall experience at William Woods University has been spectacular so far! It's best known for its equestrian programs, but no one bats an eye if you're not involved with horses either. It's very friendly and diverse (I feel like there is a representative of every type of person here, and we all mesh together just fine), and since William Woods is such a small college, the professors have more time to form enriching relationships with students, and no one feels swamped by an overwhelming student population. If I had to do everything all over again I would return to William Woods every time.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
The selection is amazing. They always have 2 or more options for the main dish, including something for vegetarians. Delicious raviolis and Italian food. They often have a hummus bar or salmon! They have a salad and sandwich bar with fruit and 2 soups. Sometimes they will make an additional specialty salad. You can have as much ice cream as you want and sometimes there are even toppings! Dessert is in abundance, too, and with a great variety They often label if it has peanuts in it. They let you take food out at the evening meal. You can have cereal whenever you want. They have coffee, tea you can brew, fixings, chocolate milk, a soda machine, juice machine, cappuccino, and hot chocolate machine.
  • College Junior
  • June 4 2014
Theatre Department – The theatre department has given me so many opportunities and improved my acting skills, taught me how to brand myself and given me a well-rounded education. The department is small, with directors and professors who genuinely care about students achievement and progress. The Woods puts on four mainstage shows, two student-directed shows, has a show choir, an improv team, a spring showcase, senior project shows and independent study productions, so there are endless chances to find yourself onstage. Best decision I've made!
  • College Junior
  • Mar 12 2012