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About Wilmington College

Wilmington College is a private, religious school in an small town setting in Wilmington, Ohio. Wilmington College was founded in 1870 and enrolls 1,165 undergrads and no graduate students.

Wilmington College offers housing for up to 840 students. The majority of students live on-campus and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.About 50% of students stay on-campus during the weekends..

As of 2021, the total market value of Wilmington College's endowment was $38.195 million For each full-time student, Wilmington College spends about $5,618. There are 14 undergraduate students for every full-time Wilmington College professor.

2021 Wilmington College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 73%
Average GPA 3.5
Mean ACT score 21
Mean SAT score 1050
Tuition $27,720

2022 Wilmington College Regular Decision Application Deadline

Early Admission at Wilmington College

Wilmington College does not offer early decision or early action.

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Wilmington College Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Wilmington College. Around 73% of applicants get into Wilmington College each year. Last year, 1,558 students applied to Wilmington College and 1,133 were admitted.

Wilmington College Waitlist 2021

Wilmington College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Wilmington College?

Wilmington College is considered moderately 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 Wilmington College, applicants must submit the following items.

Wilmington College Application Requirements

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Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Wilmington College

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Wilmington College is 3.5 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1050 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Wilmington College students is 21.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Wilmington College.

Does Wilmington College Require Test Scores?

Wilmington College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 8% submitted the SAT. 95% submitted the ACT.

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Does Wilmington College Have On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Wilmington College provides on-campus housing for up to 840 students.

Wilmington College students are active in the school's Quaker Thunder Pep Band, Intramural Athletics and Wilmington College Chorale. Homecoming, Westheimer Peace Symposium, and and Theater Productions (Spring, Summer, and Fall) are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

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

Financial Aid at Wilmington College

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

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Wilmington College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wilmington College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Wilmington College, around 65% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 383 students who started at Wilmington College as first-time freshman, 170 graduate within four years.

Wilmington College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 52%. 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 Debt for Wilmington College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Based on this information, how does Wilmington College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Wilmington College a good school for you?

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Where is Wilmington College?

Wilmington College is located in the small town setting of Wilmington, Ohio, less than an hour from Cincinnati and Ohio.

If you want to see Wilmington College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 71 to Wilmington, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Dayton International.

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College Info

1870 Quaker Way Wilmington, OH 45177

Campus Setting: Small Town

Wilmington College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wilmington College is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wilmington College is Aug 1.

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


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Wilmington College ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 24

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wilmington College is 21. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Wilmington College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 18 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 18 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wilmington College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1200


Math SAT Range

470 - 600


Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wilmington College students is 1050. Applicants with SAT scores of 1200 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wilmington College, while applicants with SAT scores between 940 to 1200 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 940 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wilmington College.

Wilmington College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wilmington College is like? There are approximately 1,165 students enrolled at Wilmington College. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 91% percent are from OH and 9% percent of students are from other states.


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