Wilson College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Wilson College
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Wilson College Description:

Wilson College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, a small town west of Harrisburg. The college has had connections to the Presbyterian church since its founding in 1869. Students can choose from 27 majors and 32 minors. Equestrian studies, education and veterinary medical technology are most popular, but strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned Wilson a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The college has made a niche for itself with both traditional and adult students, and single mothers can live year-round on campus with their children (20 months and older). Interested students should also check out Wilson's seven-acre Fulton Farm which uses organic methods to grow vegetables for the college and surrounding community. On the athletic front, the Wilson College Phoenix compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), within the Division III North Eastern Athletic Conference. Popular sports include basketball, golf, soccer, and track and field.

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,097 (747 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 18% Male / 82% Female
  • 66% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $24,430
  • Books: $1,100 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,190
  • Other Expenses: $1,700
  • Total Cost: $38,420

Wilson College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,996
    • Loans: $8,956

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Education, Equestrian Studies, Veterinary Medical Technology, Business Administration, Biology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Wilson College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.wilson.edu/mission-and-values

"Wilson College empowers students through an engaged, collaborative, liberal arts education that combines the skills and focused study needed for success in work and life. We are a close, supportive community that develops the mind and character of all students, preparing them to meet the challenges of a global society."

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