Wilson College

Location Chambersburg
Established 1869
Famous For 98% of the students receiving some form of financial aid


Wilson College is a private educational institution located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. The Presbyterian-related college was founded in 1868, and for 144 years, it operated as a women's college. The college became co-educational in the academic year 2013-2014. 

The college offers 34 undergraduate majors, 40 minors and master's degree programs. Some of the popular majors are in the fields of animal-based therapy, agriculture and agricultural sciences, biological sciences, veterinary health and nursing. There are pre-professional programs to prepare students for entrance to graduate programs in medicine, law, health sciences and veterinary medicine.

Services for International Students

Through the Office of Student Development, the college provides various services and activities that include wellness services and career counselling. The Academic Success Center provides materials to help students reach their academic goals, and the Career Development Center gives them career advice and internship and employment opportunities. 


  • 133-175th in the Regional Universities North by the US News National Universities Rankings 
  • 109th in the Top Performers on Social Mobility category in the US News National Universities Rankings 


The residence halls at the college offer students a welcoming space in a close-knit community. Each room is fully-furnished, and the room type includes quad, open double, divided double and triple occupancy options. Each residence hall has a common kitchen, laundry facilities, study spaces and a computer lab. 

About Location

Chambersburg is a small town located in south-central Pennsylvania. It offers a supportive and welcoming environment to the students, who can explore the few restaurants and shops in the region. During their free time, the students can also go to the nearby larger cities of Harrisburg and Gettysburg. 

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