Interest in the individual student characterizes the classroom experience at Carey. Taught by an outstanding faculty who has gained national reputations, students are challenged by professors dedicated to teaching. The faculty has produced graduates who have compiled outstanding records of acceptance to medical, dental, law, seminaries, and a wide variety of graduate schools.
Carey offers many activities for the nearly 3600 students enrolled. Active campus organizations include the Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, African-American Cultural Society, Serampore Players, social clubs, and much more. Carey also has a strong intramural program offering students the opportunity to play basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, and volleyball in a friendly setting.
Carey's athletic teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) in baseball, men & women's basketball, men & women's soccer, men & women's tennis, softball, men & women's cross country, and men & women's golf. Over the years Carey has produced over 75 NAIA All-Americans. Its athletic teams have participated in 35 NAIA national tournaments, have captured 39 GCAC championships, and one SSAC Championship. In 1969 Carey Baseball captured the NAIA National Championship
The mission of William Carey University is to provide liberal arts and professional education programs within a caring Christian academic community. The individual student is encouraged to develop his or her highest potential in scholarship, leadership, and service. The university collaborates with churches, organizations, and individuals to affirm its Baptist heritage and namesake, William Carey.
The objective of the William Carey Athletic Department is to provide a quality intercollegiate athletic program which provides equal opportunity for men and women to develop physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually