Wilmington College knows that within each of its students is a remarkable ability to change the world. This truth is exactly why WC emphasizes experiential learning across all of its programs; a curriculum with hands-on learning prepares and inspires a student to enact change with hands-on living.
WC is a community of action—one that graduates students with hundreds of hours of practical application under their belt. It provides the launching pad for promising futures through more than 25 majors, the most popular of which are agriculture, athletic training, business, sport management, and education.
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A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE
Wilmington College may have a small-town feel, but its curriculum guarantees exposure to the world at large. Ingrained in WC’s core curriculum is a Global Education program through which every student is introduced to a variety of cultural perspectives as well as how to be a leader within a broad, intercultural context.
At the beginning of their first year, students are given a Global Competency survey to gauge their own understanding of the world. By the time they graduate, they are then able to see how their perspectives have evolved and developed through WC’s Global Education. The Junior/Senior Global Seminar course immerses them in international exposure, challenging students to apply their skills and analysis to a contemporary global issue. It’s through the various Global Education experiences that Wilmington Quakers develop into citizens prepared for the complexities of today’s interconnected world.
“During my freshman year I was able to attend the annual student lobby trip to Washington D.C., and then donate time and service with a Quaker work camp on the Pine Ridge (Lakota) Reservation in South Dakota. Since then, I have been supported by various members of the Wilmington community to be able to travel back to D.C. several times and also attend service/learning trips in Palestine and Costa Rica. These experiences inspired me to design my own major in Sustainable Development, which was finalized last year. As a senior, I know that I will leave WC as a well-rounded individual with a background that will benefit me not only through a job search, but throughout my life.” – Brianna Knisley; Sustainable Development ‘15
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Non-U.S. Citizen: 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 9%
White, non-Hispanic: 77%
Native/Indigenous American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 4%
FEED THE MIND. FEED THE WORLD.
Wilmington’s Agriculture department is supported by leading-edge resources, facilities, and faculty. The College’s largest major, Agriculture plunges students into the field—literally—through hands-on work in the campus’ own greenhouses and crop and animal production farm. Not only do they learn how to assess the complex environmental and agricultural issues of modern society, but they put theory into practice. Whether they conduct research in the new Center for the Sciences & Agriculture, tend to the land on WC’s campus farm, or travel to learn about sustainable farming methods in Costa Rica, these compassionate Quakers are equipped with the tools and knowledge to steer food production toward a sustainable, fruitful future.
“Wilmington’s agriculture program prepared me to succeed not only in the agriculture field, but also in the larger business community by focusing on the applied side of a degree. My Wilmington experience and connections opened doors that I didn’t even know existed.” – Linda S. ’92; Senior Scientist, Procter & Gamble
A HOME FOR ALL
Founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1870, Wilmington College has always been a community dedicated to inclusivity, peacemaking, and an embrace of difference. As such, WC supports active initiatives through the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to support the well-being of multicultural students as well as educate the campus community about social justice and diversity.
Just a few of the organizations that help WC’s multicultural spirit thrive are the Native American Student Association, the Latino Student Association, the Black Student Initiative, the Jewish Culture Club, and SPECTRA, which celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. There is even a club that invites both international and American students to organize events and go on community-building excursions.
Not only do these clubs help foster friendships among their respective communities, but they also host a variety of activities and other opportunities to raise awareness and appreciation across the entire student body. All are welcome to learn about, participate in, and enjoy the various organizations that highlight WC’s mission of unity.
“I’ve taught at other schools where probing questions on race and ethnicity were met with silence from students. I’m pleased that at Wilmington College, with more representation from minority students, questions on race and ethnicity are examined from various perspectives in an open and honest forum in which all feel free to participate regardless of the makeup of the class.” – Dr. Jeffrey P. Stahley; Associate Professor of Spanish
Wilmington College is located in Wilmington, Ohio, a safe and friendly town directly between Cincinnati and Columbus.
NCAA Division III; Ohio Athletic Conference
Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Track & Field, Wrestling
Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian (Intercollegiate Horse Show Assn.), Soccer, Softball, Swimming, TRack & Field, Volleyball
Nickname: Fightin’ Quakers
Colors: Green and White
Campus housing options.
Apartments for single students
Special housing for disabled students
First-year theme housing
PLACE AND PURPOSE
As an institution founded by Quakers, Wilmington instills in its community the values of “simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship”—values that are crucial to a healthy society. Students are greatly prepared to take charge and lead with compassion thanks to the hands-on learning they enjoy in their classes as well as the support offered through the Office of Career Services.
Should they participate in WC’s internship program, students are given access not only a network of amazing employers, but also a variety soft-skills training that teach them how to utilize their greatest strengths. This well-rounded approach to career development means that every student has the practical skills to excel in their field along with the emotional intelligence to thrive in a socially diverse workforce.
None of my accomplishments would have been possible without the support I received on campus… There are the professors who take the time to ensure that I succeed, the mentors in Student Life who I can look up to as I pursue my future career, the tight-knit campus community that I can turn to at all times, and the scholarships that I receive that have made a Wilmington College education affordable.” – Tim Wiederhold; WC Class of 2015
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 480 | 75th Percentile: 570
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