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Wilson College

Wilson College is located in Chambersburg, PA (a town not far from a more urbanized area). The school is a Presbyterian Church (USA) school. Wilson College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by the school is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Wilson College is known for its programs in animal science and care and art studies.

Wilson College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Wilson College admitted just 52% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 430. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 530.


Wilson College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Wilson College had 724 enrolled students in 2007. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Wilson College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Wilson College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Other.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Wilson is an independent college dedicated to the education of women, rigorous study in the liberal arts and sciences, and strong career preparation. Wilson is committed to the life of the mind and spirit, to environmental sustainability, and to preparing articulate, ethical leaders who will serve their communities and professions effectively in an increasingly complex, interdependent and global world. The College is distinguished by its supportive, diverse and close-knit community, which is guided by the Wilson Honor Principle. Approved by the Board of Trustees, May 11, 2002"

Wilson College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medical Support and Technology21veterinary assistant
Business and Management14business management, accounting, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching13elementary school teaching, early childhood Education
Liberal Arts10English, social services, Spanish language, liberal arts and sciences, French language, international relations
Therapy and Counselling5behavioral sciences, psychobiology
Art Studies5art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4exercise science, rehabilitation
Animal Science and Care4equestrian studies
Law3legal assistant
Science2biology, chemistry
Media2mass communication
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy and religious studies
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies

Contact: Wilson College

Wilson College

1015 Philadelphia Ave

Chambersburg, PA 17201-1285

General Phone: (717) 264-4141


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