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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    C+
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Wilberforce is a private, Christian university located in Wilberforce, Ohio in the Dayton Area. As a historically black college, Wilberforce has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 565 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wilberforce acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Business Support Services, Healthcare Management, and Communications. Graduating 20% of students, Wilberforce alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $23,900.
1055 N Bickett Rd
Wilberforce, OH 45384
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Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
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Wilberforce University Rankings

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Wilberforce Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
May 1
SAT Range
730-840
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,014/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,225/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.11 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.10 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.10 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
565Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
92
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
100%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Humorous
    50%
  • Dedicated
    17%
  • Driven
    17%
  • Not hard-working
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
31%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.13 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.16 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 10 responses
  • Caring teachers/ staff
    60%
  • Historical
    20%
  • Hardworking
    10%
  • Powerless
    10%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
20%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses
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Wilberforce University has made me more hungry, and competitive than ever before! I am from Detroit, MI, as If that Isn't already enough. This University has molded me into a bright light that will shine, through any and every dark day the world has to offer. I highly recommend Wilberforce for It's academic teachings, historical teachings, beliefs, values, and family oriented campus.
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There are some positive opinions I have about Wilberforce,on of them being that I admired Wilberforce University's sense of community on campus. Wilberforce University is a small campus with a small student body which allowed everyone to familiarize themselves with everyone giving the feel of a close knit community and family. I also personally felt that with the school being a smaller campus, it allowed for less distractions than a large university would have,on top of having convenient fast travel to classes and other areas of the campus.
Despite the positive experiences I had, I also have dislike and concerns about the university that I would like to see change. Poor housing accommodations and maintenance,poor food selection,lack of sports,extracurricular activities and failure to acknowledge students expression of not only these issues but other ideas,is something that I would like to see changed at this institution.
I am currently enrolled at Wilberforce University, this is my 3rd year. Wilberforce University is a small HBCU so you know almost everyone. I kinda like it because most of my professor know me and I can get in contact with them very easily. People here are very helpful and I feel like I’m home. They are very welcoming and approachable. Although , the school as whole need to be more active. We need more events more organization , more sports and other extra curricular activities to give our students a better college experience. No one wants to always sit in their room , finish homework and be miserable. We want to mingle get to know one another and have fun.