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Wilson College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Wilson College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Wilson College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Wilson College 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19.6%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 79.7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12.2%
Waitlist No

Considering Applying Early to Wilson College?

Wilson College does not offer early decision or early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

How To Get Into Wilson College

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 2021, Wilson College accepted 53% of students, around 237 of the 450 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.

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

What Does Wilson College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important 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 put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Wilson College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Wilson College 2021-2022 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.75
Interview
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
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wilson College?

Students admitted to Wilson College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 88.6% submitted a class rank. At Wilson College 19.6% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 53.2% were in the top 25% and 77.4% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Wilson College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 88.6%

Wilson College does consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Wilson 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 2017, 79.7% of Wilson College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12.2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Wilson College?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Wilson College?

To be most competitive at Wilson College, you should strive to earn between 19 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wilson 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 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wilson College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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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 - Spring 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
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

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

Wilson College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wilson College?

Wilson College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Wilson College's acceptance rate?

Wilson College's acceptance rate is 53%.

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Wilson College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

53%

How hard is it to get into Wilson College? Wilson College is a somewhat selective institution. The Wilson College acceptance rate is 53%. This means that the institution accepts 52 out of every 100 applicants.

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Wilson College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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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Wilson College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.45

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wilson College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.45. 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.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

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

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