Wilson College

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Wilson College can be found in Chambersburg, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Approximately 1,800 students are enrolled at Wilson College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores within the range of 910 (25th percentile) - 1190 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 19 (25th percentile) - 24 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Wilson College average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.98 - 3.25. An estimated 90% of all students which applied were accepted at Wilson College, and from those that were granted acceptance around 27% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wilson.edu.

Overall Wilson College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wilson College was reported as 92.8% in Fall 2020 with over 806 applications submitted to Wilson College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 19 - 24
  • Average GPA: 2.98 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into Wilson College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Wilson College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wilson College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 57.7%
  • 2017-2018: 58.9%
  • 2018-2019: 91.9%
  • 2019-2020: 92.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 76.1%

How Does Wilson College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wilson College is sixty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Gettysburg College48.1%
Mount St Mary's University74.8%
Dickinson College40.1%
Shepherd University96.3%
Messiah College75.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wilson College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading470 - 610
Math440 - 580
Total Score910 - 1190
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math17 - 23
Composite Score19 - 24
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