Wilson College

1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285
Tel: (717)264-4141
Private, non-profit | 923 students
Founded in 1869, Wilson is a private, coeducational liberal arts college offering bachelor's degrees in 29 majors and master's degrees in education, humanities, accountacny, nursing, fine arts and healthcare management for sustainability.  Wilson is committed to providing an affordable education that offers value to its students beyond graduation.    Wilson is committed to the life of the mind and spirit, to environmental sustainability, and to preparing articulate, ethical leaders who will serve their communities and professions effectively in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and global world. The College is distinguished by its supportive, diverse and close-knit community, which is guided by the Wilson Honor Principle.

School Overview:

Wilson College
CountyFranklin County, PA
Title IV EligibleYes
Carnegie ClassificationOther
Institution Level4 or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
58 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment923 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
447 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
476 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
438 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
9 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted62%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)440-560450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)440-540460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)430-550440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)18-2420-25

School Notes:

  • Wilson College offers a wide range of academic programs for students of all ages. We provide opportunities for new students, transfers and adult learners returning to college seeking a Bachelor's or Associate's degree. Wilson also provides programs for those seeking a teaching certificate that already have a Bachelor's degree, or anyone interested in taking a course for personal enrichment or professional development.
  • Wilson College educates students in a strong liberal arts tradition to prepare them for rewarding and challenging careers, for leadership roles in a global society, for service to others, and for a lifetime of learning. Wilson College's challenging liberal arts curriculum emphasizes development of skills and habits of mind that will last a lifetime, including strong writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills. Within our small, yet diverse, academic community, students are fully engaged in the learning process
  • Wilson's modern and historic facilitieshas been set on a beautiful 300 acre (121 hectare) campus of gracious lawns, rolling hills, waterways, and handsome Victorian architecture that has earned Wilson the honor of being named a National Historic District.
  • Wilson College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. The college adheres to all non-discrimination and affirmative action policies required under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1977, in all student programs, policies, and services and in all employment practices.
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