#47 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Wilson College Admission Requirements

Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into Wilson College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

Admission Difficulty for Wilson College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Moderate 
Applicant Competition Very Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Wilson College is 92.9%.  Its admission rate is the 94th lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Wilson College and can you get accepted?

Wilson College is an easy school to get into and you have a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission criteria. Last year, 625 out of the 673 who applied were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements, generally admitting students who can score in the top 68 percent on standardized admission tests. Wilson College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.45. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 22% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Wilson College?

93% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Wilson College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.45 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1080 on the SAT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class
  • Submit letters of recommendation from your teachers

Wilson College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 


Typical High School Grades 


What GPA do you need to get into Wilson College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Wilson College are to have around a 3.45 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school grades are above the average 3.45 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wilson College accepts 93% of applicants.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Wilson College is 3.45 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #57 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Wilson College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.5 GPA range.

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Wilson College SAT Scores

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wilson College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 26% of students submitted SAT scores and 1% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 


Applicants Submitting SAT 

SAT Scores for Wilson College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 480
Math 25th Percentile 480
Composite 25th Percentile 960
SAT Scores for Wilson College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 620
Math 75th Percentile 580
Composite 75th Percentile 1200
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for you to be admitted to Wilson College?

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Wilson College is 1080 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 960-1200. Students who get into Wilson College score in the top 68 percent of all SAT test takers..  Wilson College ranks #53 in the state of Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1080 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Wilson College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 960 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 960, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 840, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Wilson College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "considered but not required".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1080 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1080, you have around a 93% chance of being admitted. A 1200 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 96% chance of getting in.

Wilson College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1200 and Above Good >96%
1080 to 1200 Avg + 93%-96%
960 to 1080 Avg - 87%-93%
840 to 960 Reach 79%-87%
Less than 840 Low <79%
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Wilson College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

Not Reported

Applicants Submitting ACT 

ACT Scores for Wilson College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile N/A
Math 25th Percentile N/A
Composite 25th Percentile N/A
ACT Scores for Wilson College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile N/A
Math 75th Percentile N/A
Composite 75th Percentile N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

High School Class Rank

53% of Wilson College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 20% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wilson College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 19.6%
Top 25% of class 53.2%
Top 50% of class 77%
Data Source, Peterson's Data


Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Wilson College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 504 169 673
Accepted 474 151 625
Acceptance Rate 94% 89% 93%
Enrolled 100 36 136
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 22%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2021 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wilson College is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wilson College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wilson College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wilson College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217013 IPEDS survey data for Wilson College.


Does Wilson College prefer SAT or ACT?

26% of students submit their SAT scores to Wilson College. 1% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wilson College?

93% of those who apply are granted admission to Wilson College. Admission competition is and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wilson College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 960 and 1200. The average SAT score is 1080. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.