Wilson College

208 reviews
  1. Chambersburg, PA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Wilson College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Presbyterian
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
1015 Philadelphia Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
31%
SAT Range
850-1090
ACT Range
20-24
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$20,955/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,452/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,251/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,364/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,056/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,073/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
376Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Animal lover
    78%
  • Gregarious
    11%
  • Liberal LBTG non-christian
    11%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
74%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.19 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Quiet
    50%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Liberal
    17%
  • Attentive
    8%

After Wilson College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

208 reviews
  • Excellent
    28
  • Very Good
    77
  • Average
    82
  • Poor
    12
  • Terrible
    9
Awful. I went to this school for the specific program, not being told that if I would attend, I'd be the first student to go through the program. I registered for classes before my first semester here --- they signed me up for classes I already completed through high school and my transfer school. They told me I failed to give them my transcripts --- after I sent copies of my receipt and contacting the transcript companies myself, the school mysteriously found them in someone's email inbox. This caused me to spend money and time completing requirements that I already completed.

This school has so many flaws, but most importantly, after completing the requirements for my major, I feel completely unprepared to enter the workforce in the area I paid more than $50,000 in which I was formally educated. I believe that this school has become so immersed in the idea of being diverse that it is lacking academically. They almost didn't run a class I needed for my major because they had no one to teach it. At the last second, they hired an adjunct that already had two jobs and it was clear throughout the semester that our class was an afterthought to her. The class was a complete waste of my time and money because out of the entire semester, I feel that I know as much about the subject matter as I did before taking the class. Overall, I would suggest to anyone that they seriously reconsider any second picks before accepting Wilson.
  • College Senior
  • 7 months ago
Wilson is a Liberal Arts school which means when the students graduate they will have varied backgrounds in all sorts of areas such as social studies, womens studies, languages, natural sciences, history, and environmental studies (plus more). These graduates will look better on resumes and career interviews because of the varied education they received. There are a couple career fairs and networking available to find jobs.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago
The dorms to the campuses I visited was very neat, clean and livable. All the things and necessities were included in the dorms and more. The only thing that I believe that did not match was the size and price for the dorms themselves. In my opinion, the smaller the dorms the cheaper they should be, the bigger the dorms the more expensive they should be. The social atmosphere was beyond great, the tuition costs were very agreeable, location and convenience was beyond fabulous, and the amenities was excellent! What I love about Wilson is that they accommodate to each of their students needs in any way possible and giving their students and better and stronger education. That is why it is the College for me; and that is why I give this campuses a four out of five.
  • College Student
  • Mar 1 2015