Undergraduate

Personal. Practical. Affordable.
At Wilson College, you’re at the center of your education. Explore and find the path you want to follow and we’ll be your partner in making sure you’ve got all the tools you need for the journey.

Experience for Yourself

Personal. Practical. Affordable.

Wilson students are curious, engaged and energized by learning. Whether you’re interested in leadership roles, athletics, social clubs or research, you’ll be inspired to craft your own experience.

Learn Why We’re Proud to Be Wilson

And Why You Will Be, Too

Wilson Means Preparation

Choose from 35 majors and 44 minors in a liberal arts education that combines the skills and focused study needed for success in work and life. Whether you aim to enter the working world or continue on to a graduate degree, your academic and real-world experience at Wilson will be an asset.

Wilson Means Attention

At Wilson, you matter. With an average class size of 15 students, individual mentoring from faculty and a collaborative community that sets you up for success, your Wilson experience focuses on your individual goals.

Wilson Means Value

We’ll help you find the financial aid package that’s best for you, whether that means work-study programs, federal loans, payment plans, assistantships, scholarships or a combination.

Wilson Means Success

Admissions counselors are your partners during your search and can help you navigate the application process. Find the team member who will be your personal guide from application to enrollment.

Wilson at a Glance

We make sure the numbers add up to a great experience for you.
3.51
Mean, cumulative GPA for first-year students
We effectively help students navigate the transition to fast-paced academic life. A 3.0 high school GPA or above qualifies you for merit-based scholarships that cover up to half the cost of tuition.
30+
Student organizations and clubs
Whether you’re interested in choir, archery, student government or meeting other pre-veterinary students, we have an activity or group for you.
98+%
Undergraduate students receiving financial aid
We're deeply committed to affordable education. There are 200+ scholarships available.

Education

Prepare for a rewarding career in education with our collaborative learning models, partnerships with local communities and innovative educational practices. You can also choose to focus on special education.
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Business

Gain the critical interpersonal, analytical and economic skills you’ll need to flourish in both the public and private sectors with our undergraduate business degrees.
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Nursing

Receive your BSN, with the option to combine with your existing RN certification. Our nursing programs combine the most current innovations in nursing education with hands-on experiences in diverse environments.
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Research Role Model

Whether she’s describing how to construct new plasmids for genetic research on chromatin folding or discussing how to synthesize the drug AZT with trivalent iron to improve its effectiveness at fighting liver cancer, Anna Harutyunyan ’17 impresses not only with complete command of her topic, but also with her boundless zest for research.

I want to contribute something that will help to understand what causes a disease and how to combat it.

Undergraduate News & Events

Catch up with Wilson’s latest news, upcoming events and faculty and student accomplishments.
Oct
22
2021

Mark your calendar... come celebrate!
Homecoming/Family Weekend 2021

October 22-24, 2021

  • Attend classes, campus activity sessions and tours
  • Cheer on our student-athletes or participate in an alum athletic event.
  • Annual BBQ and Brew picnic
  • First annual cornhole tournament
  • Visit Downtown Chambersburg for the annual Food Truck Festival.
  • AND MUCH MORE!

Registration coming soon. 

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oct
28
2021

Dr. Amy-Jill Levine
Brooks Science Center Auditorium

UPDATE Wilson's Orr Forum on Religion, which had been scheduled for March 26, has been posptoned until October 28,  2021 as part of the College’s response to coronavirus concerns.

Lecture: 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Jesus’ Parables as Jewish Stories
Jesus told parables to fellow Jews: recovering that original setting corrects their frequent anti-Jewish interpretations, provides a grounding for better Jewish/Christian relations, and offers new insight into both ancient and present-day ethics.

Workshop: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Understanding Jesus means Understanding Judaism
(A Workshop designed for Clergy, Religious Educators, and interested persons)
This workshop details the popular misconceptions about Jesus’ Jewish context found in sermons and church-based educational curricula, explains their origins, and offers new and helpful ways to read the New Testament.

https://www.wilson.edu/orr-forum

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Oct
23
2021

Saturday, October 23, 2021

5K and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk

Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Race Starts: 9 a.m. Awards: 10 a.m.

Proceeds support Wilson College service-learning experience trips to the Dominican Republic to provide healthcare assistance in local hospitals and refugee camps.

More info at: https://www.wilson.edu/hustle-health

Register Today: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Chambersburg/HustleForHealth 

6:00 AM
More News
Foundry art
Chambersburg, Pa. — A free exhibition of artwork will open Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Bogigian Gallery, Wilson College, featuring the work of members of The Foundry. The gallery is in Lortz Hall. A reception to mark the opening will be held at the ...
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Wilson College is the first college in Pennsylvania to offer post-baccalaureate teaching certification in American Sign Language (ASL). This teaching certification, awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), is accepted in most s...
The College is pleased to announce the appointment of Erica N. Johnson, Ph.D., as our first director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). Johnson will oversee initiatives to ensure Wilson is welcoming to and supportive of all its cons...