Tuition & Fees

$49,012

$49,012

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
42%
500-599
40%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
45%
500-599
32%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
42%
500-599
40%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
28%
24-29
57%
18-23
15%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,790
Declined + 1,532
Total Received 4,322
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Private (nonprofit)

1,598

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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  3. Neuroscience
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Codes

SAT 3963
ACT 1932

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Fun Facts

  • The Wheaton College Lyon is the official mascot and nickname for Wheaton's athletics teams.
  • The Dimple is the quad in the center of the Wheaton College campus, and "Dimple Diving" means sliding down the hills in snow (or mud!).
  • The Head of the Peacock is an annual race that takes place on the pond in "boats" built by students at Wheaton College.
  • Cowduck, the unofficial school pet at Wheaton College, is a well-fed duck who lives in Peacock Pond. He even has a column in the school newspaper.
  • The Wheaton College synchronized swim team appeared in the movie Mona Lisa Smile.
  • Campus tradition (and unspoken law) says all Wheaton College students must swim Peacock Pond before they graduate.
  • Don't get caught walking through the front door if you're an underclassman at Wheaton College. It's an unofficial "rule" that only seniors get to do that!
  • Students deliver their honors theses in style at Wheaton College: First, they gussy up their academic robes, decorating them like costumes. Then they parade around with their professors to "The March of Acid-Free Paper." Because why not?

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School Facts

Wheaton is a private, non-sectarian liberal arts college. Founded in 1834 as a seminary for women, Wheaton became coed in 1988. Its 400-acre campus is located in Norton, in southeastern Massachusetts, 35 miles from Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,598
Established in 1834
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Norton, MA

400-acre campus in Norton (population: 19,031), 20 miles from Providence and 35 miles from Boston. Major airport serves Boston; smaller airport serves Providence; train serves Mansfield (five miles); bus serves Taunton-Attleboro (six miles). School operates transportation to Boston and Mansfield. Public transportation serves campus.

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
60%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
42%
500-599
40%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
700-800
15%
600-699
45%
500-599
32%
400-499
8%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
9%
600-699
42%
500-599
40%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
28%
24-29
57%
18-23
15%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,790
Declined + 1,532
Total Received 4,322

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities

Considered

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores

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Admissions Contact

Grant M. Gosselin
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission and Student Aid
P: 800 394-6003
F: 508 286-8271
admission@wheatoncollege.edu

Cost

Tuition $48,694
Room $6,668
Board $5,832
Additional fees $318
Total $61,512
Average Financial Aid - $38,407
Total with Avg. Aid $23,105

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,407

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,717,267
State $367,320
Institutional $29,378,406
Other external $817,715
Total $32,280,708

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $6,518,745
Other external $289,421
Total $6,808,166

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Lyons
School colors
blue and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African American/Diaspora Studies
American Studies
Ancient Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Astronomy/Physics
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Classical Civilization
Classics
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science
Film/New Media
French Studies
German
German Studies
Greek
Hispanic Studies
History
International Relations
Italian Studies
Latin
Mathematics
Mathematics/Computer Science
Mathematics/Economics
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Russian Studies
Sociology
Studio Art
Theatre Studies/Dance
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,598
students

Female
64%
1,026

Male
36%
572

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

1,567
students

Female
64%
1,002

Male
36%
565

undergraduatePart-time

2%

31
students

Female
78%
24

Male
22%
7

Student Break-down

10%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 72
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Germany
Greece
India
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Gretchen Young
Dean, Center for Global Educaion
508 286-4950
young_gretchen@wheatoncollege.edu

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