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Wilson College
Chambersburg, PA
Wilson, founded in 1869, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 262-acre campus is located in Chambersburg, 55 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 571
   Women 505 (88.4%)
   Men 66 (11.6%)
Graduate Students 91
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 53% of 450 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.45
SAT Math 484 average
420-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 499 average
440-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $39,300
  Tuition and Fees $24,430
  Room and Board $11,190
Average Percent of Need Met 77%
Average Freshman Award $20,934
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates Not reported
Regular Class Size Not reported
Chambersburg Population 20,360
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Phoenix
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.5% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
2.9% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.0% White
19.4% Unknown
International Students 4.4% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning 53.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 43.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 30.0%