Wilberforce University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Wilberforce, OH

This school is more affordable than other private schools

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$12,020

Avg tuition

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About Wilberforce University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: Christian, African Methodist Episcopal  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Wilberforce University is a small private university located on a rural campus in Wilberforce, Ohio. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 439, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 62%. The university offers 31 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 39%, and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1. Tuition and fees for students are $12,020.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

62% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

35% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

39% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Application Considerations

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

High school rank Not required or recommended

Letter of recommendation Not required or recommended

High school GPA Required

Open admission No

Completion of college prep program Recommended

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

Transfer Credit Policy

Dual enrollment Yes

Credit for qualified life experience* Yes

Advance placement (AP) credits Yes

*This can include previous jobs, trainings, licenses/credentials, or seminars. You may need to complete an exam or provide a portfolio to earn credit.

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 14-19

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 731-850

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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453

Students enrolled

Information not available

Online student enrollment

10:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus Check Bold

Demographics

Black

96%

Unknown

3%

White

1%

Hispanic

Information not available

Two or more races

Information not available

Non-U.S. Citizen

Information not available

Asian

Information not available

American Indian/Alaska Native

Information not available

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

62%

Socio-economic diversity

89% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Student Charges

Tuition and Required Fees

Student Level In-state Out-of-state
Undergraduate $12,020 $12,020
Graduate $12,830 $12,830

Cost of Undergraduate Attendance

Costs based on full-time, first-time degree or certificate-seeking undergraduates for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Costs to Consider Price
Books and supplies $1,200
On-campus room and board $7,000
On-campus other expenses $2,000
Off-campus (not with family) room and board $6,650
Off-campus (not with family) other expenses $2,000
Off-campus (with family) other expenses $2,000

Total Undergraduate Cost

Total cost by category In-state Out-of-state
On-campus $22,220 $22,220
Off-campus without family $21,870 $21,870
Off-campus with family $15,220 $15,220

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

92%

State Grant Aid

37%

Institution Grant Aid

52%

Pell Grant

89%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $7,753
State Grant Aid $3,114
Institution Grant Aid $2,056
Pell Grant Aid $5,236

Financial Outlook

$21k

Average student debt after graduation

$27k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.