Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Tuition & Fees

$56,366

$56,366

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
58%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
700-800
14%
600-699
47%
500-599
37%
400-499
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
44%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
47%
24-29
34%
18-23
19%
30-36
21%
24-29
60%
18-23
16%
12-17
3%
30-36
34%
24-29
58%
18-23
8%
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,556
Declined + 904
Total Received 3,460
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Private (nonprofit)

1,774

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/management
  2. Psychology
  3. Film/new Media Studies
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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.
  • 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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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,774
Established in 1834
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Norton, MA

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.

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
18%
600-699
58%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
700-800
14%
600-699
47%
500-599
37%
400-499
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
44%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
200-299
0
30-36
47%
24-29
34%
18-23
19%
30-36
21%
24-29
60%
18-23
16%
12-17
3%
30-36
34%
24-29
58%
18-23
8%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
ACT only Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Walter Caffey
Vice President of Enrollment
P: 800 394-6003
F: 508 286-8271
admission@wheatoncollege.edu

Financial Aid

87%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$43,984.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,904
Room $7,764
Board $6,614
Additional fees $462
Books & supplies $940
Total $71,684
Average Financial Aid - $43,984
Total with Avg. Aid $27,700

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,940,374
State $489,628
Institutional $46,486,833
Other external $792,757
Total $49,709,592

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $13,949,884
Other external $222,548
Total $14,172,432
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 1

Business/Farm Supplement
February 1

Other
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 541-3639
F: 508 286-3787
sfs@wheatoncollege.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Susan Beard
Director of Financial Aid Programs
beard_susan@wheatoncollege.edu

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

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/Recreational Sports

basketball, dance company, golf, non-tackle football, soccer, tap dance, volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Gavin Viano (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference
Mascot
Roary the Lyon
School colors
blue and white

Majors

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

  1. Business/management
  2. Psychology
  3. Film/new Media Studies

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,774

total students

38%

in-state

62%

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 Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

28%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

48

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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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/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 58
Countries most often represented China
India
Japan
Nepal
Republic Of Korea
Spain
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Other
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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