Wilson College Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Wilson College

Wilson College is a private liberal arts college for women situated in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, a small town west of Harrisburg. The institution has a large selection of 27 undergraduate majors and 32 minors for students to select from. A robust student/faculty ratio backs students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via the university’s many clubs and organizations. The Wilson College Phoenix play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), within the Division III North Eastern Athletic Conference. Popular sports include basketball, golf, soccer, and Track & Field.


  • Total Enrollment: 1,499 (1,044 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 21% Male/79% Female
  • 65% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $25,300
  • Books: $1,260
  • Room and Board: $11,594
  • Other Expenses: $1,700
  • Total Cost: $39,854

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 84%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,609
    • Loans: $8,453

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant; Business Administration and Management, General; Animal-Assisted Therapy; Accounting; and Animal Sciences, Other

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 41%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 40%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Volleyball
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Field Hockey, Soccer, Volleyball

Overview of Wilson College Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the admissions offices mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 92%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 490/570
    • SAT Math: 490/560
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 18/22
    • ACT English: 16/22
    • ACT Math: 18/20

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for Wilson College, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Wilson College is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for Wilson College, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

University of California, Merced, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, La Salle University, Liberty University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas A&M University–Kingsville

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than Wilson College. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, then you’ll be a competitive candidate for these schools.

University of Alabama, Ohio University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Pace University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to Wilson College

Application Deadline: Rolling

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