Wilson College welcomes international students to our beautiful campus in South-Central Pennsylvania. With rigorous academics, small classes and a safe environment, Wilson College has long been a popular choice among students outside the United States. Fourteen percent of our current undergraduates are international students and our increasingly diverse faculty benefits all students.
Founded in 1869, Wilson is located in the charming town of Chambersburg, amid rural countryside but within 160 kilometers of Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Md. Our 121-hectare campus is graced by rolling lawns and historic buildings on the banks of the Conococheague Creek. The safety of the Chambersburg community is enhanced by our secure residence halls, which are locked at all times. Housing in one of our seven residence halls is guaranteed for four years.
Academic offerings include more than 40 premier programs in the humanities, sciences and social sciences, as well as the opportunity to customize a major. All students have the opportunity to participate in internships, the Washington Center program, study abroad and research projects. Students can be active in more than 20 student-led organizations, seven NCAA Division III sports and on-campus equestrian programs. International students receive the support of special advisers, English-as-a-second-language and American culture classes, and the Friendly Family program, which matches students with families in the local community.
At the beginning of freshman year, both international and American students quickly learn that Wilson College is their second home. A 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, personalized learning environment and foundational honor principle add up to a strong community of powerful students preparing to make real contributions to our global society.