Wilson College

Wilson College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Wilson College Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Wilson College was awarded 50 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is educational/instructional technology.

Overall Quality

Wilson landed the #688 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Wilson held the #1,064 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 134 colleges in Pennsylvania, Wilson is ranked at #48.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Wilson?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Wilson College is a competitive 59%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

Average Test Scores

About 56% of students accepted to Wilson submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 570. Math scores were between 460 and 540.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wilson College  ( 480 to 570 )

SAT Math Scores for Wilson College  ( 460 to 540 )
Wilson received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Wilson College  ( 21 to 26 )

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Wilson College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Wilson, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Wilson College is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wilson College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Wilson College is 67%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  67 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from Wilson have a four-year graduation rate of 28%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Wilson College.

Wilson College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,072 undergraduates at Wilson with 689 being full-time and 383 being part-time.

How Much Does Wilson College Cost?

The overall average net price of Wilson is $22,324. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Wilson

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,499 $15,899 $20,326 $23,706 $27,861

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Wilson, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Wilson, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $8,800 a year. That adds up to $35,200 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wilson is 8.2%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Wilson Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Wilson with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,100 in their early years. This is about 17% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Wilson College make the most money.

Location of Wilson College

Wilson College is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The city atmosphere of Chambersburg makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Contact details for Wilson are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1015 Philadelphia Ave, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285
Phone: 717-264-4141
Website: www.wilson.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WilsonCollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WilsonCollegePA

Wilson College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 37 majors graduated from Wilson College. Of these students, 109 received undergraduate degrees and 63 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 48 NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 7 NA
General Biology 6 NA
General Social Sciences 5 NA
Accounting 5 NA
Business Administration & Management 5 NA
Communication & Media Studies 4 NA
Applied Mathematics 4 NA
Romance Languages 3 NA
Sustainability Science 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Wilson College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Wilson

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 836 students took at least one online class at Wilson College. This is an increase from the 477 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 836 461
2017-2018 477 213
2016-2017 343 156
2015-2016 308 185
2013-2014 129 55

Learn more about online learning at Wilson College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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