Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

Wilson College, founded in 1869, is a private, church affiliated, coeducational institution. Its 300-acre campus is located in Chambersburg, PA.

Tuition & Fees

$26,090

$26,090

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
56%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
51%
400-499
34%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
22%
400-499
50%
300-399
20%
200-299
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
5%
18-23
67%
12-17
11%
6-11
11%
30-36
0
24-29
22%
18-23
50%
12-17
28%
30-36
0
24-29
25%
18-23
69%
12-17
6%
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undergraduateRatios

21%

male

79%

female

1

teacher

12

students

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Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 748
Declined + 58
Total Received 806
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Private (nonprofit)

1,072

undergraduate students

546

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Veterinary Medical Technology
  2. Equine Facilitated Therapeutics
  3. Business Management
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Codes

SAT 2979
ACT 3758

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School Facts

Wilson College, founded in 1869, is a private, church affiliated, coeducational institution. Its 300-acre campus is located in Chambersburg, PA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,618
Established in 1869
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Presbyterian
Accredited by •  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)

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Chambersburg, PA

300-acre campus in Chambersburg (population: 20,878), 55 miles from Harrisburg and 90 miles from Baltimore. Served by bus; air and train serve Harrisburg; major airport serves Baltimore. School operates transportation to airport for school breaks and a weekly shuttle.

Wilson College
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
74%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
41%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
56%
400-499
25%
300-399
1%
600-699
12%
500-599
51%
400-499
34%
300-399
3%
700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
22%
400-499
50%
300-399
20%
200-299
2%
30-36
6%
24-29
5%
18-23
67%
12-17
11%
6-11
11%
30-36
0
24-29
22%
18-23
50%
12-17
28%
30-36
0
24-29
25%
18-23
69%
12-17
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

92%

acceptance rate

Accepted 748
Declined + 58
Total Received 806

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Michael Montana
Director of Admissions
P: 800 421-8402
F: 717 262-2546
admissions@wilson.edu

Financial Aid

76%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,139

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $25,200
Room $5,500
Board $6,216
Additional fees $890
Books & supplies $1,100
Total $38,906
Average Financial Aid - $20,139
Total with Avg. Aid $18,767
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 421-8402
F: 717 262-2530
finaid@wilson.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Chris Knouse
Assistant Financial Aid Director
chris.knouse@wilson.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

dressage team, hunt seat team, western riding team

Club Sports - Women's

dressage team, hunt seat team, western riding team

Intramural/Recreational Sports

archery, beach volleyball, modern dance ensemble, mounted drill team, skiing, snowboarding, step team

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Colonial States Athletic Conference
Mascot
Phoenix
School colors
royal blue and silver

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Animal Studies
Applied Ethics
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Communications
Early Childhood Education
Education
Educational Technology
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Sustainability
Equine Facilitated Therapeutics
Equine Journalism
Equine Studies
Exercise Science
Financial Mathematics
Fine Arts
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Science
Health/Physical Education
History/Political Science
Humanities
Individualized Major
Liberal Studies
Management
Mass Customized Learning
Mathematics
Nursing
Nursing/L.P.N. to B.S.N.
Nursing/R.N. to B.S.N.
Psychology
R.N. to M.S.N.
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Studio Art
TESOL
Veterinary Medical Technology
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Veterinary Medical Technology
  2. Equine Facilitated Therapeutics
  3. Business Management

Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,618

total students

72%

in-state

28%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

1,072
students

Female
79%
850

Male
21%
222

34%

546
students

Female
80%
438

Male
20%
108

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

64%

689
students

Female
81%
556

Male
19%
133

36%

383
students

Female
77%
294

Male
23%
89

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 20

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

72

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 14
Countries most often represented Albania
Armenia
Australia
Senegal
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ashley Horn
Admissions Counselor
717-262-2002
ashley.horn@wilson.edu

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