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Colleges / Wilmington College

Wilmington College

Wilmington, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate73%

Wilmington College Admissions

Wilmington College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 73% of applicants get into Wilmington College each year. Out of 1,558 applications received in 2023, 1,133 students were offered admission.

If you are planning on applying to Wilmington College, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Wilmington College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Wilmington College's admissions stats.

Wilmington College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 95%
Waitlist No

Wilmington College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wilmington College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Wilmington College?

Wilmington College does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Wilmington College Admissions

Transferring to Wilmington College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Wilmington College

Wilmington College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Wilmington College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Wilmington College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Wilmington College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Talent/Ability Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Wilmington College for more information on admission factors.

Wilmington College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Wilmington College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Wilmington College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wilmington College?

Students admitted to Wilmington College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5. Wilmington College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized 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.

In 2021, 8% of Wilmington College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 95% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wilmington College?

To be competitive with other Wilmington College applicants, you should aim to score between 940 and 1200 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wilmington College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1200 and 25% of scored lower than 940, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wilmington College students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 480 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wilmington College students scored 570 or higher, and 75% scored a 480 or higher.

To be most competitive at Wilmington College, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wilmington College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wilmington College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Wilmington College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Wilmington College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Wilmington College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

• Summer Term

Wilmington College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wilmington College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wilmington College.

Does Wilmington College accept transfer credits?

✅ Wilmington College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wilmington College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Wilmington College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Wilmington College does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wilmington College?

✅ Wilmington College is not test optional.

What is Wilmington College's acceptance rate?

✅ Wilmington College's acceptance rate is 73%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wilmington College?

❌ Wilmington College does not offer early decision.

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Wilmington College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Wilmington College? Wilmington College is a somewhat selective institution. The Wilmington College acceptance rate is 73%. This means that the institution accepts 72 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Wilmington College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

940 - 1200


Math SAT Range

470 - 600


Reading SAT Range

480 - 570

Wilmington College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wilmington College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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Application Deadline

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