Wheaton College

Norton, MA

Wheaton College

Norton, MA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$56,366

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
600
75th
670
25th
580
75th
34
25th
27
75th
28
25th
23
75th
31
25th
28
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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,760
Declined 820
Total Received 3,580
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Private

1,807

undergraduate students

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School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,807
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: Large town

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton, MA
02766

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
96%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
680
25th
600
75th
670
25th
580
75th
34
25th
27
75th
28
25th
23
75th
31
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 15
Application deadline (final 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
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

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,760
Declined 820
Total Received 3,580

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

98%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$36,700

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,904
Housing $7,764
Food $6,614
Additional fees $462
Books & supplies $940
Total $71,684
Average Financial Aid - $36,700
Total with Avg. Aid $34,984

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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Diving yes
Field hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Synchronized swimming yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference

Majors

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

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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

1,807

total students

40%

in-state

60%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,807
students

Female
60%
1,091

Male
40%
716

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,795
students

Female
60%
1,083

Male
40%
712

1%

12
students

Female
67%
8

Male
33%
4

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American 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

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: November 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

48

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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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

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