College Sophomore 2013-11-18T23:48:03Z
The only things I had issue's with were the financial aid. They are not consistent and often are lax and misplaced records. They are not very helpful but do eventually get the job done. The programs are unique and the environment is welcoming.
College Sophomore 2013-11-18T23:46:13Z
Health & Safety:
The campus police are very helpful and courteous. They are available and do frequent walkthroughs of the dorms after hours and patrol campus at night. We have an open green where the public come to play disc golf but their presence is non threatening. The campus safety respond quickly to any suspicion of an unwelcome intruder and posted warning flyers or a predator that threatened our campus. They also have a great text or call program for campus safety in case of environmental emergencies or hostile intruders.
College Sophomore 2013-11-18T23:41:55Z
The facilities are great, we are building a new student center. We are mostly up to date and have historic buildings too. It is a nice mix o both. My campus is beautiful and I love it.
College Sophomore 2013-11-18T23:40:22Z
I do not live off campus, we are not allowed unless we are 21 and/ or live with a legal guardian within a 5 mile radius. Almost all students live on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-11-18T22:18:42Z
Eating off campus is difficult if you do not have a car to drive 30 minutes away from the school or more. There are a wide variety of options at a range of different prices. Some establishments provide delivery service but not many and it is difficult to be diverse if you do not have a traveling option.
College Sophomore 2013-11-18T22:16:13Z
I like the visitor policy the best. Guests are allowed under the students responsibility, they are allowed to attend school functions. The guests are allowed in the students dorm's but must be accompanied by the student at all times, even in the bathroom. They have a lenient 4 days and 3 nights out of a 7 day period. They enforce the rules very well around here and do not tolerate underage drinking at all. There are random room inspections for alcohol and drugs, you must provide a liquor license before it is brought on campus or during registration. The school is not allowed to go through the students belongings and they do not violate that. They allow protests as long as they are peaceful. The honor code is very strictly enforced. Attendance is up to the specific professor but enforced when needed.
College Sophomore 2013-11-18T22:10:13Z
I do not have a car, nor do I drive. The rules are fair, there are plenty of on campus parking spots available; sorted with priority for students living in the dorm closest to whichever parking lot. You have to buy a parking permit for your particular lot if you do not have the sticker which says you are allowed to park in the lot you will be ticketed. There are public lots for commuter students near the lecture halls for easy access. Parking off of campus is very difficult. It is a residential area with driveways parking on the streets is not allowed, which is why the school provides public parking for commuter students.
College Sophomore 2013-08-28T15:41:50Z
There are some great options. You have mostly your chain places like Sonic, Red Robin, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesdays, Texas Roadhouse, Fudruckers, TGI Fridays, Chipotle, Panera Bread, McDonalds, Burger King. If you have your own car and venture out into Chambersburg you can find some local options and places that deliver on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-07-27T14:35:00Z
The community at Wilson is very accepting of every one, no matter how we are all different from on antoher
College Freshman 2013-07-01T13:56:18Z
All the students at Wilson are very responsible, if they are under the influence it is alcohol and the only students that participate in it are 21 or older and don't act immature or reckless.
College Freshman 2013-07-01T13:51:05Z
As an incoming freshman I know little about the off-campus housing, and can offer little to no help.
College Freshman 2013-07-01T13:44:41Z
Everyone at Wilson is so friendly nice and welcoming, as an incoming freshman I have no regrets choosing Wilson College. Each time I visit I fall more in love with the school and the area. The school has many "hands-on" opportunities for those interested in the sciences. The area is quitter than I am used to but there is still lots of fun in the area if you know where to go.
College Sophomore 2013-05-29T20:42:53Z
Some of the dorms are closer to more buildings than others. The dorms are comfortable and liveable. You get to choose which dorm you want to be in. One dorm has an elevator too.
College Sophomore 2013-05-29T20:36:55Z
We have a lot of school spirit and support. We don't have that many ssoorts, but the support of the sports are big. The teams that are at Wilson play good and work hard to win. People from the Chambersburg area come to see the games and support the athletes as well.
College Sophomore 2013-05-29T20:32:43Z
Pretty good food, reasonable meal plans, enough to eat.
College Sophomore 2013-05-24T02:36:52Z
There is only one dining hall, and the menu can get repetitive, but with a salad, sandwich, and ice cream bar available at brunch, lunch, and dinner, the food has some variety. Vegetarians, have no fear - a vegetarian option is always available, even if the tofu is a bit strangely cooked. Additionally, there is food available every night during finals week, for the late-night crammers.
College Sophomore 2013-05-24T02:34:17Z
Drugs are completely outlawed on campus. Residence life runs two weeks of drug and alcohol awareness programs. Drinking is allowed, but responsibility is key: alcohol is only allowed in small quantities in residence rooms with people of age.
College Sophomore 2013-05-24T02:32:16Z
In Pennsylvania, it snows. It's a fact of life. Fortunately, the campus has a team to salt the roads, and the dorms are very close to everything else so it's easy to get to class. Residential students are often given extra time to get in assignments that are due on snowy days or missed because of travel conditions. When it's nice, everyone hangs out outside: there is a Frisbee golf course on campus, and the equestrian center has two different cross-country courses, so riding outside is very fun for any skill level.
College Sophomore 2013-05-24T02:30:15Z
Health & Safety:
Wilson's campus police are extremely kind and will do anything to help in an emergency. When I sprained my ankle last semester, they drove me to the urgent care center, brought me back to school, offered me any help I might need getting places, and frequently wanted updates on my condition. The most major crime at the school is drunken people wandering onto campus and needing escorted off. Wilson makes everyone feel safe; the campus is small and everyone knows everyone else, so it's easy to spot and report anything that's amiss. Many people leave their doors unlocked to go on short trips because of the trust, and it's a frequent sight to walk by an open door when the residents are in a social mood.
College Sophomore 2013-05-24T02:27:26Z
Two of the closest dorms are being renovated next semester, so they won't be available to students. Those planning to stay in these halls will be sent to the ones farthest from classes. However, the renovations will be an excellent addition. All of the dorms have heat, but lack air conditioning. Fortunately, they are large and airy enough that it never gets unbearably hot in the dorms. Paper-thin walls can cause problems if nearby residents are loud, but everyone is pretty good about respecting other people's rights to study and have quiet when needed.
College Sophomore 2013-05-24T02:22:17Z
The school buildings are surrounded by a roomy parking area. Many of the spaces are open to anyone, but there is dedicated residential parking and parking reserved for commuters. Because of the large number of visitors, parking is easy to find on campus. The campus is small enough that a car isn't necessary for residential students unless they fancy frequent trips to Sonic, Sheetz, or the local mall.
College Sophomore 2013-05-24T02:20:36Z
The college's facilities are built in a Gothic style, similar to their appearance when the college was founded. However, the interiors are warm, bright, and airy, and make everyone feel at home. Orientation week is fantastic - it really makes the students feel like they belong and increases camaraderie between the new freshmen. Everyone is welcome on campus: significant others, best friends, parents, strangers looking for a nice place to walk dogs - everyone. Each residence hall is personalized and decorated according to a theme, and hall programs are a frequent site. With the recent decision to go co-ed, the residence life director allowed the students to vote on where to put the men and helped make sure we felt included in the decision. Wilson is small but she is mighty!
College Sophomore 2013-05-24T02:08:55Z
Wilson College has a variety of room types in its dorm halls. The science building was built recently and has an entire wing dedicated to the VMT majors. The arts building is extensive, and the chapel is beautiful. Parking is abundant on campus, and shuttles take students from the college to the nearby malls each weekend. Chambersburg may be a small town, but there are a lot of small businesses popular with Wilson's students.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-07T19:14:45Z
I say no clubs or parties. I think that you are there for your school work and to get education.
Recent Alumnus 2013-05-07T19:05:36Z
Could possibly get a taxi, but most have to drive.
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