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Wilberforce University is a private institution that was founded in 1856. It has a rural setting and the campus size is 125 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wilberforce University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (Midwest), Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $12,470 (2011-12).
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Founded in 1856 as America's first black college by leaders of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Wilberforce University is a predominately African-American, private co-educational, liberal arts institution. The modern campus is located in a very accessible rural setting in southwestern Ohio close to the urban centers of Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati. The University awards the Bachelor of Arts,the Bachelor of Science and Master degrees. Majors are offered in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The University also offers a mandatory cooperative education program and integrated service learning in selected courses. Wilberforce University is a member of the United Negro College Fund, the NAIA athletic conference, and is a participant in the OhioLINK library consortium.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||African Methodist Episcopal|
When applying to Wilberforce University, it's important to note the application deadline is June 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Wilberforce University is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 92.5 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||92.5%|
|Application deadline||June 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Wilberforce University is 12:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 64.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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Wilberforce University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
Wilberforce University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Wilberforce University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Wilberforce University.
|Students who have cars on campus||N/A|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|Tuition and fees||$12,470 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$5,700 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data