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Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

Wilson College Admissions

If you are planning on applying 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 2022 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

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 accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Wilson College Admissions

Is Wilson College Difficult To Get Into?

Getting into Wilson College is moderately difficult. 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, about 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.

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's Most Important for Getting Into Wilson College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

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
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

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

Wilson College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Wilson College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check 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) 2.75
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 3.4.

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Wilson College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Wilson College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 considers 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 2021, 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 is a Good SAT Score for Wilson College?

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• 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

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?

✅ The acceptance rate for Wilson College is 53%.

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 53%. This means that the institution accepts 52 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 24

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

24 and Above


19 to 24


19 and Less


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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


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

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 3.45. 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.

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

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