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About Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University is a private, religious school in an rural setting in Wilberforce, Ohio. Wilberforce University was founded in 1856 and now enrolls around 330 students a year, including 307 undergrads.

Wilberforce University offers housing for up to 291 students.

Wilberforce University employs one full-time professor for every 8 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Wilberforce University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 38%
Tuition $12,020

Wilberforce University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

The deadline to apply regular decision to Wilberforce University for Fall 2022 is July 1. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by August 1.

Early Admission at Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University offers early decision but does not offer early action.

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Wilberforce University Acceptance Rate 2015

It is slightly difficult to get into Wilberforce University. The acceptance rate at Wilberforce University is 38%. Last year, 1,284 students applied to Wilberforce University and 482 were admitted.

Wilberforce University Waitlist 2021

Wilberforce University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Wilberforce University?

Wilberforce University is considered slightly difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Wilberforce University, applicants must submit the following items.

Wilberforce University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Wilberforce University

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Wilberforce University.

Is Wilberforce University Test Optional?

Wilberforce University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

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Dorms at Wilberforce University

Yes! Wilberforce University provides on-campus housing for up to 291 students.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Wilberforce University.

Financial Aid at Wilberforce University

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. 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 don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Wilberforce University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wilberforce University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Wilberforce University, around 74% return for their sophomore year.

Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement and student debt 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.

Based on this information, how does Wilberforce University sound? 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?

Interested in Applying to Wilberforce University?

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Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.

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Where is Wilberforce University?

Wilberforce University is located in the rural setting of Wilberforce, Ohio, less than an hour from Dayton and Columbus.

If you want to see Wilberforce University for yourself, 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 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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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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