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Wilson College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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Wilson College - Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology

Wilson College - Harry R. Brooks Complex for Science, Mathematics and Technology

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Wilson College Description:

Wilson College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, a small town west of Harrisburg. The college has had connections to the Presbyterian church since its founding in 1869. Students can choose from 27 majors and 32 minors. Equestrian studies, education and veterinary medical technology are most popular, but strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned Wilson a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The college has made a niche for itself with both traditional and adult students, and single mothers can live year-round on campus with their children (20 months and older). Interested students should also check out Wilson's seven-acre Fulton Farm which uses organic methods to grow vegetables for the college and surrounding community.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 695 (621 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 11% Male / 89% Female
  • 61% Full-time

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $29,360
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,148
  • Other Expenses: $1,200
  • Total Cost: $41,708

Wilson College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,444
    • Loans: $7,009

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Most Popular Majors:

Education, Equestrian Studies, Veterinary Medical Technology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Wilson College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.wilson.edu/about-wilson-college/mission/index.aspx

"Wilson College is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by the Honor Principle and distinguished by its commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world."

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