Wilson College was established in 1869 by Rev. James W. Wightman, and Rev. Tryon Edwards. It was named in honor of its benefactor, Sarah Wilson. This private, liberal arts institute for women has a 300-acre campus in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
Wilson College offers more than 25 majors, and over 30 minors. Students can choose from courses in accounting, elementary education, veterinary medical technology, environmental studies, foreign language, equestrian studies, sports science, fine arts, and international studies as well as others.
The athletics teams of Wilson College, which are known as the Phoenix, participate in field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, basketball, tennis, and gymnastics. The college's athletics department is a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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