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Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA 4-Year Private

About Wilson College

Wilson College is a private, religous school located in the small town setting of Chambersburg, PA

Founded in 1869, Wilson College currently enrolls around 662 students a year, including 571 undergrads. The institution runs on a 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term) academic calendar.

Wilson College's endowment was valued at $51,295,411 in 2021. For each full-time student, Wilson College spends about $7,474.

2021 Admissions Facts About Wilson College

Acceptance rate: 53%

Average GPA: 3.45

Mean ACT score: 22

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Wilson College in 2017?

Wilson College is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. The acceptance rate at Wilson College is 53 percent.

The average high school GPA for a student at Wilson College is 3.45 on a 4.0 scale. The mean ACT scores is 22.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 waitlisted students got accepted.

Is Wilson College 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 school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Wilson College, around 53 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 82 students who started at Wilson College as first-time freshman, 36 graduate within four years.

Wilson College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 56 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent 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, 72 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $39,090 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Wilson College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Wilson College a good school for YOU?

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College Info

1015 Philadelphia Avenue Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285

Campus Setting: Small Town

Wilson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wilson College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wilson College is Continuous processing.

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

Wilson College ACT Scores

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ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above

Good

19 to 24

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wilson College is 22. Students with an ACT score of 24 and above have a good chance of getting into Wilson College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 19 and 24 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 19 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wilson College SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Wilson College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$38,154

In State

$38,154

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$24,450
$24,450
Fees
$850
$850
Housing
$11,594
$11,594
Books
$1,260
$1,260

Student Life

Wondering what life at Wilson College is like? There are approximately 662 students enrolled at Wilson College, including 571 undergraduate students and 91 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 77% percent are from PA and 23% percent of students are from other states.

58%

Full Time

42%

Part Time

77%

In State

23%

Out-of-State

Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

662

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

53%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$25,300

Out-of-State

$25,300

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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