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Wilberforce University

Wilberforce, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate38%
Acceptance Rate38%

About Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University Overview

Wilberforce University is a private, religious school in the rural setting of Wilberforce, Ohio. Wilberforce University was founded in 1856 and the school enrolls around 330 students per year, including 307 undergrad students. Wilberforce University ensures housing for up to 291 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Wilberforce University for Fall 2023 is July 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by August 1.

Student Involvement at Wilberforce University

Love music or performing?

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Wilberforce University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Wilberforce University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Wilberforce University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Wilberforce University on the Student Life page.

2022 Wilberforce University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 38%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED offered but % not available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Tuition $12,020

Is Wilberforce University a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Wilberforce University offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

Wilberforce University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is not difficult to get into Wilberforce University. Around 38% of applicants get into Wilberforce University each year. Out of 1,284 applications received in 2022, 482 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wilberforce University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

About 74% of students who start at Wilberforce University return the next year. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Wilberforce University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 75% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Wilberforce University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Wilberforce University

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Wilberforce University's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Wilberforce University.

Based on this information, is Wilberforce University the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Wilberforce University a good school for you?

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Where is Wilberforce University?

Wilberforce University is located in the rural setting of Wilberforce, Ohio, in the suburbs of Dayton and Columbus.

If you are interested in seeing Wilberforce University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take I-71 and I-70 to Wilberforce, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dayton International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Wilberforce University and Wilberforce are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1055 North Bickett Road P.O. Box 1001 Wilberforce, OH 45384

Campus Setting: Rural

Wilberforce University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wilberforce University is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wilberforce University is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Wilberforce University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wilberforce University is like? There are approximately 330 students enrolled at Wilberforce University, including 307 undergraduate students and 23 graduate students. 94% percent of students attend school full-time, 60% percent are from OH and 40% percent of students are from other states.


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