Wilson College

1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, United States
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Overview of Wilson College

About this school

Wilson, founded in 1869, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 262-acre campus is located in Chambersburg, 55 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:571
    • Men:66 (11.6%)
    • Women:505 (88.4%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wilson College 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


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

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
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: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1015 Philadelphia Avenue
City, State, Zip
Chambersburg, PA  17201-1285
Phone
(717) 262-2002
Fax
(717) 264-1578
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
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
College preparatory program that includes 4 units of English, 4 units of history/civics, 3 units of mathematics, 2 units of same foreign language, and 2 units of natural sciences with lab 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
53% of 450 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 435 applicants were admitted
Men
47% of 15 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
76 (32%) of 237 admitted students enrolled
Women
74 (32%) of 230 admitted students enrolled
Men
2 (29%) of 7 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.45
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
26%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
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
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
22 average |19-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
33%
• Score 18 - 23
67%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $24,452 (63.32090325253781%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,364 (29.428216283405842%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (2.8485601823078515%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,700 (4.402320281748498%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wilson College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003396
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
146 (89.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
134 (91.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
134 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
9 (6.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$20,606
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 134 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $10,244
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 127 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,673
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 118 (88.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
12 (7.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,083

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
542 (95.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
531 (98.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
531 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
80 (15.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$21,720
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 467 (87.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $11,457
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 457 (86.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,145
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 348 (65.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
27 (4.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,240

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
84%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$40,623
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
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Current Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

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


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


39

Part-Time Faculty


55

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


37%

Regular Class Size


  • Not reported

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
-

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wilson College provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


53.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


43.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


53.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


56.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (21)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism, Other
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


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

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Education, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Accountancy, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Management, Master of Healthcare Management

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Accounting
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cultural Studies
  • Dance
  • Education--General
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Humanities
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Secondary Education
  • Women's Studies

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


20,360

Nearest Metropolitan Area


300 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
21.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
Rain
114 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
100 mile(s) from campus in Baltimore
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Chambersburg
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing

Students of College Housing


66% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through junior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


34%

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


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Phoenix
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, baseball, equestrian sports, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wilson College offers choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, muhibbah club, orchesis club, student newspaper, student government, campus activity board

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


330

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
571
Women
505
Men
66

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.5% Asian
  • 2.7% Black/African-American
  • 2.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 72.0% White
  • 19.4% Unknown

International Students


4.4% from 12 countries

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


91

Student Resources

Study resources