B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    A-
Wilson College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1015 Philadelphia Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Website
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
July 31
SAT Range
810-1030
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$20,598/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,771/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,522/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,556/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,070/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,128/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
438Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
25%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Animal lover
    78%
  • Gregarious
    11%
  • Liberal LBTG non-christian
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Quiet
    50%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Liberal
    17%
  • Attentive
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses
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Wilson College is a good college when it comes to the education you will receive, but as with everywhere there are pros and cons. Wilson's party life or activities is terrible. If you even think about having a party you run the risk of getting kicked out. You can have alcohol if you are of age of course, but if you get too loud because it is so small and stuck up, someone is going to complain. The campus is beautiful. The layout of the green and the buildings. Reminds me of Hogwarts in Harry Potter. Parking sucks because there is not enough parking spots in reference to how many people need to park. There is a creek which runs through campus that is very nice to sit by and work on homework or assignments.
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Wilson College is a small college located in Chambersburg, Pa. All of the professors i've encountered really care about helping you succeed and will do what ever they can to help you. The staff here is also very accommodating and pleasant.
The dorm rooms here are very typical of a college dorm room. Small, but has everything you need. My only real complaint about this school is the food in the dinning hall. They're not open all day like some colleges and universities and the food is very mediocre.
Over all i really enjoy the school and would recommend it to students, especially students who are seeking to become a science based major.
Awful. I went to this school for the specific program, not being told that if I would attend, I'd be the first student to go through the program. I registered for classes before my first semester here --- they signed me up for classes I already completed through high school and my transfer school. They told me I failed to give them my transcripts --- after I sent copies of my receipt and contacting the transcript companies myself, the school mysteriously found them in someone's email inbox. This caused me to spend money and time completing requirements that I already completed.

This school has so many flaws, but most importantly, after completing the requirements for my major, I feel completely unprepared to enter the workforce in the area I paid more than $50,000 in which I was formally educated. I believe that this school has become so immersed in the idea of being diverse that it is lacking academically. They almost didn't run a class I needed for my major because they had no one to teach it. At the last second, they hired an adjunct that already had two jobs and it was clear throughout the semester that our class was an afterthought to her. The class was a complete waste of my time and money because out of the entire semester, I feel that I know as much about the subject matter as I did before taking the class. Overall, I would suggest to anyone that they seriously reconsider any second picks before accepting Wilson.