Wilmington College: Narrative Description

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Pyle Center Box 1185
Wilmington, OH 45177
Tel: (937)382-6661
Free: 800-341-9318
Fax: (937)382-7077
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wilmington.edu/


Independent Friends, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1870. Setting: 1,465-acre small town campus with easy access to Cincinnati and Columbus. Endowment: $19 million. Total enrollment: 1,755. Faculty: 129 (70 full-time, 59 part-time). 1,204 applied, 71% were admitted. 9% from top 10% of their high school class, 39% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 1,344 students, 55% women, 45% men. Part-time: 357 students, 60% women, 40% men. Students come from 15 states and territories, 6 other countries, 2% from out-of-state, 0.2% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 8% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 12% 25 or older, 62% live on campus, 4% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; agriculture. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at members of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.5 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Comprehensive fee: $25,446 includes full-time tuition ($18,292), mandatory fees ($436), and college room and board ($6718). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 49 open to all; national fraternities, local fraternities, local sororities; 40% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Aggie Club, Quest, student publications, Commuter Concerns. Major annual events: Homecoming, Community Day, Westheimer Peace Symposium. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 833 college housing spaces available; 820 were occupied in 2003-04. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, women-only housing available. Watson Library plus 1 other with 103,706 books, 41,151 microform titles, 408 serials, 1,280 audiovisual materials, and an OPAC. 80 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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