Wilson College

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world rank  3494

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University Overview

Established in 1869, Wilson College is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Chambersburg (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Pennsylvania. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Wilson College is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Presbyterian religion. Wilson College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 153 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 90-100% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Wilson College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Founded 1869
Motto Ars et Scientia
Arts and Science
Colours Blue and silver

University Location

Address 1015 Philadelphia Avenue
17201-1285 Pennsylvania
United States
Tel +1 (717) 264 4141
Fax +1 (717) 264 2546

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 90-100%
Admission Office 1015 Philadelphia Avenue
Chambersburg 69337-2690
(717) 262 2002

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 50-99
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation Christian-Presbyterian Christian-Presbyterian Presbyterian Church (USA) - www.pcusa.org

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--General
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Wilson College's Library
Wilson College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 63,590 physical volumes, 774 physical media, 64,656 digital/electronic medium and 54 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Wilson College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 423 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • National League for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • American Library Association (ALA)
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
  • Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU)
  • College Board
  • Council of Independent Colleges
  • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
  • Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP)
  • Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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