Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Wheaton College

Norton, MA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$56,366

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
58%
500-599
22%
400-499
1%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
2%
30-36
34%
24-29
57%
18-23
7%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,556
Declined 904
Total Received 3,460
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Private

1,774

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Wheaton College 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,774
Established in 1834
Coeducational Coeducational

400-acre campus in Norton (population: 19,882), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Boston, MA
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA
02766

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Performance Groups (a capella, dance and improv)
  • Black Student Association (BSA)
  • Programming Activities Council
  • Feminist Association of Wheaton (FAW)

Top Events

  • Spring Weekend
  • Head of the Peacock
  • Holi

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.
  • 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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
58%
500-599
22%
400-499
1%
700-800
13%
600-699
47%
500-599
36%
400-499
2%
30-36
34%
24-29
57%
18-23
7%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.44

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,556
Declined 904
Total Received 3,460

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
talent/ability

Considered

alumni/ae relation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,601

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,904
Room & board $14,378
Additional fees $462
Books & supplies $940
Other fees $760
Total $72,444
Average Financial Aid - $5,601
Total with Avg. Aid $66,843
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

archery, cheerleading, cricket, equestrian sports, fencing, hiking, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

archery, cheerleading, cricket, equestrian sports, fencing, hiking, ice hockey, rugby, soccer, tennis, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Archery, Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Basketball, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Studies
German Language and Literature
German Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mathematics, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

1,774

total students

37%

in-state

63%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,774
students

Female
60%
1,071

Male
40%
703

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,764
students

Female
61%
1,065

Male
39%
699

1%

10
students

Female
60%
6

Male
40%
4

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 71%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

16

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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