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Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate94%

Wilson College Admissions

Wilson College is moderately difficult to get into. The college admitted 94% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 739 applications received in 2023, 695 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Wilson College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Wilson College Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Wilson College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Mean SAT Score 1048
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 1%
Waitlist No

Wilson College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wilson College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Wilson College?

Wilson College does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Wilson College Admissions

Is Wilson College Hard To Get Into?

Wilson College is a moderately difficult school to get into. Wilson College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2022, Wilson College accepted 94% of students, approximately 695 of the 739 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Wilson College, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Wilson College

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

For Students Waitlisted to Wilson College

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

What Does Wilson College Look For in an Applicant?

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

Admissions Factors at Wilson College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Wilson 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
Application Essay Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

Wilson College Application Requirements

To apply to Wilson College, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Wilson 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) 2.5
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements college preparatory program that includes 4 units of English, 4 units of history/civics, 3 units of mathematics, 2 units of same foreign language, and 2 units of natural sciences with lab
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wilson College?

Students admitted to Wilson College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

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

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

In 2022, 28% of Wilson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 1% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Wilson College?

To be competitive with other Wilson College applicants, you should aim to score between 970 and 1120 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Wilson College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1120 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Wilson College student is 1048.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Wilson College students scored 540 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Wilson College students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at Wilson College, you should strive to earn between 26 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wilson College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wilson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

More Information on Transferring to Wilson College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Wilson College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Wilson College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wilson College?

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

Does Wilson College accept transfer credits?

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

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

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

✅ Wilson College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wilson College?

❌ No, Wilson College is test optional, so you can choose whether to send your test scores. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Wilson College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Wilson College is 94%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wilson College?

❌ Wilson College does not offer early decision.

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Wilson College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Wilson College? Wilson College is a somewhat selective institution. The Wilson College acceptance rate is 94%. This means that the institution accepts 94 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1120


Math SAT Range

480 - 540


Reading SAT Range

490 - 580

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1120 and Above


970 to 1120


970 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Wilson College students is 1048. Applicants with SAT scores of 1120 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wilson College, while applicants with SAT scores between 970 to 1120 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 970 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wilson College.

Wilson College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wilson College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.48. 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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