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Wheaton College - Massachusetts Reviews

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  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe

    Greek Life

    No Greek. :(

    Clubs and Activities

    Wheaton Men's Tennis is great. Come play for us. Besides that there are awesome clubs and things to do.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, Individual attention needed,

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Candle lighting Ceremony: you will see when you come for your first night. All I can say is that is a great time.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school, but it is overpriced. Depends on how much aid you get.

    What to do for fun

    This is what I enjoy and dread about Wheaton. There is not a huge party scene, but small dorm parties are very fun. I enjoy being with close friends and enjoying a few drinks, but some people like to go crazy. There are not many huge parties, but you get to spend time with close friends and meet new people. There are also opportunities to go to Boston and Providence, but I haven't gone much. I am going to wait until I am 21 and go with friends.

    Food and Dining

    I personally enjoy the convent hours and the selection that they have. Many people do not like the food, but if you are creative I believe it can work well. The hours are great and the staff is friendly. It can be accommodating if you make it work for you.

    Dorm Life

    Wheaton has good housing and it all depends on who you live with and your floor mates. The bathrooms are coed and that is strange at first, but it is fine after a while. The rooms are decent size and good if you have a great roommate like I did.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a difficult school, but not the toughest. It has hard classes, but like any college you can find a few easy ones. It is all about what you make of it. Using your resources is important and there are plenty here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Analyze the pros and cons of your decision. Look at what you want and what you might want in a few years. Small schools can be great for many reasons, but they are not for everyone. It depends on your personality and what you want.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing campus with fantastic people. I love being there and being so close to everything. The party scene is not the best.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 2 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security incidents are few and far between.

    Greek Life

    Doesn't exist.

    Clubs and Activities

    Really active clubs, and easy to make your own if you can't find what you want.

    Great for these types of students

    Liberal, open-minded, diverse, accepting, enthusiastic, smart, engaged

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Dimple is a focal point on campus, a depression in the main quad on campus. The Wheaton Woods are often explored by the more adventurous students, and everyone is required to swim in Peacock Pond before graduating.

    Bang for the buck

    Wheaton offers a great education, if you can find the funding. Financial aid is pretty good, but definitely look for outside scholarships--it's an incredibly expensive school. Keep an eye out for opportunities such as internships, study abroad, etc--Wheaton is great at making you connections and the alumni are really accessible if you reach out to them.

    What to do for fun

    Go out in Providence or Boston, or hang out on campus. The town of Norton offers virtually nothing.

    Food and Dining

    There are two dining halls, and other options such as the cafes, but overall the food selection is fairly limited and mediocre.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fairly standard, with liberal housing policies and great dorm communities, especially on upper campus. Highlights of housing include the theme houses, which host campus events.

    Academic Rigor

    Wheaton's academics are intense if you want them to be, and professors are good at challenging student without overwhelming them. While some students try to skate by, there are no fluff classes and the distribution requirements keep people from getting too lazy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Wheaton, like any school, is really what you make of it--put yourself out there, attend events, meet people, and get involved in the things that interest you. If you can't find it, create it!

    In three sentences

    Wheaton is a small, intensive liberal arts college in Norton, MA. While the town of Norton isn't a great college town and the campus is small, Wheaton has a great campus community with active and engaged students, faculty, and staff. Classes are intimate, professors are intelligent and accessible.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The only issue is there are occasionally strings of items being stolen, but that is often due to student carelessness.

    Greek Life

    Nonexistent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is something for everyone, and i not, it is very easy to get a new club going.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who takes their education seriously and wihes to achieve, but still wants to maintain an active social life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have the much loved Harry Potter room in the library, the steps of whcih students who are not seniors may not sit on unless they want to get thrown in Peacock pond. Everyone has to take a dip at some point before graduation, though.

    Bang for the buck

    Wheaton is undoubtedly expensive, but you will walk away with a comprehensive education that prepares you for the real world.

    What to do for fun

    There are movie nights, dances, performances, lectures-you name it! There really isn't much of an excuse to be bored at Wheaton. But is someone needs to get away for a day, travel to Providence and Boston are extremely easy, and on some Fridays there are shopping taxis that will bring students to nearby plazas.

    Food and Dining

    There are multiple dining options on campus, including three dining halls, a cafe, and a late night pub. There are a variety of healthy food options, and there is only one meal plan that gives you unlimited access to the dining halls, one of which will always be open from 7am to midnight. Food can get a little repetitive within the dining halls, but there are plenty of options to switch up the routine.

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of residential styles that include traditional dorms, both doubles and singles (and the occasional triple), apartments, and suites. There is a sort of social divide between upper and lower campus, due mostly in part to Lower campus mainly being dedicated to freshmen. Some of the dorms are older and in need of repair, but others have been freshly fixed up or recently built, so overall it balances out.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a series of foundations required for graduation, including a full year of foreign language, a 'Beyond the West' course, a first year seminar, an introductory writing course,and a quantitative analysis course. Students must take at least one course form the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, which can be achieved through the Connections system. Course difficulty depends on the level, but enough work is assigned to keep students busy, while at the same time allowing them to explore the other aspects of college life as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to work, but don't feel intimidated or overwhelmed. It is very much possibleto maintain a balanced lifestyle at Wheaton.

    In three sentences

    Wheaton values academic rigor, cultural diversity, and social development. Proper support systems are provided in every field to help students achieve success, both through staff and offices, and the school's website. It is situated in a small sleepy town, but it is close to the city and there is plenty to do on campus.

  • 09/05/2010

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    0 out of 5 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 4 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    i am great for communicative student and who try to stick with positive ways.

    Will enjoy being here

    hope i will enjoy learning on this college but i don't know if i get in though.

    Will learn a lot

    i learn a lot from this college while i was looking up.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    5 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Arts students, and anyone but science majors.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive to attend but they are incredibly generous with scholarships. They partially paid me to go there, and they are very understanding of financial hardships.

    Did enjoy being here

    The dorms were terrible. They were loud and people partied to an obnoxious degree every weekend. The worst part was that there is no cleaning service on the weekend so all the vomit and left over waste from the drunken idiots smells up the dorms till Monday. It's disgusting.

    Did learn a lot

    The professors were friendly and very helpful. Wheaton fell short though in their sciences. A new science center is in the works which will attract a lot more of these types of students but the issue is that when you take science classes with labs you get screwed. You are in class triple the time as everyone else and still earn the same credits. Also you can only earn a B.A. despite all your hard work.

  • 12/13/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Once again, don't let the cost of Wheaton intimidate you. Try applying; it's worth a shot. There's not a lot of diversity at Wheaton, at least compared with New York, but Wheaton is trying to diversify. Regardless of your race/ethnicity/sexuality/etc, you'll find a niche here at Wheaton. The Asian cuisine here isn't the best unless you like things drenched in teriyaki sauce.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, Wheaton's tuition is expensive. However, don't let that scare you away from applying; Wheaton is very generous with their financial aid.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere of Wheaton is drastically different from New York's. However, there are lots of friendly, outgoing people here. And although there's not a lot of places to go in the little town of Norton, Providence and Boston are a bus-and-train ride away.

    Am learning a lot

    Like all liberal arts colleges, Wheaton prides itself in having small classes and close teacher-student relationships. Compared with my high school experience, I am much more engaged and interested in the courses.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a small, community based college, Wheaton is the place to go. It is quiet and really focused on academics. It is not a party school, though dances occur often.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers very well. Most are very friendly and truly interested in your success. They will usually help you however they can. Everyone is happy to help out. Do not be afraid to ask for assitance. Car is helpful to explore the surrounding sites.

    Am enjoying being here

    The school allows for many clubs and if there is not one you particularly fit into, they make it fairly easy to create one. There is a fair amount of performances and activities. It is important to keep an open mind.

    Am learning a lot

    The teaching styles of the teachers are very stimulating, appealing to a wide variety of learning preferances. Classes are small and allow for one-on-one time with professors. Despite the different courses, you will most likely take away a sense of self-confidence and improved public speaking skills.

  • 07/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Nonexistent thankfully.

    Great for these types of students

    More of the artsy, smart, type, but there are plenty of jocks too. There are lots of people with colorful personalities and beautiful quirks here that make the fabric of Wheaton so much more than any other college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before you graduate, you must go into Peacock Pond at least once, and if you're a Freshman and get caught sitting on the library steps you will be thrown into the Pond. Also, in the spring near the end of school there is a cardboard boat race on Peacock Pond which is hilarious to watch and is a huge campus event.

    What to do for fun

    There's lots of little hang-outs like the Lyon's Den and the Cafe, along with lots of campus visitors and comedians to keep students entertained.

    Food and Dining

    Although the food there is not super, it's better than most of the other colleges I visited and has plenty of options around campus, although some of them are rather expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Everybody on each floor gets together just fine, but the floors aren't close enough that they want to spend all their time together. The rooms are AMAZING with huge walk in closets, but the majority of floors are co-ed with co-ed bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming from a small high school and set on a path of academic rigor, I was already challenged academically and part of Wheaton's appeal is the challenges I believe the classes will present me. But if rigor is not what you're looking for, there are definitely ways around it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely go to Wheaton, check out the campus, and stay the night. If you get on campus and don't like the feel of it, then don't go. But also when you spend the night, encourage your host to take you out and mingle with some of the other students because my host did this and positively changed my opinion of Wheaton.

    In three sentences

    Wheaton is a very small campus (I originally wanted a school with about 5,000 kids) but because of it's proximity to both Boston and Providence there are plenty of opportunities to go out and meet new people. The people at Wheaton are quirky, intelligent, and super friendly. Also, the campus in general is beautiful with tons of character and easy to get around with lots of things to do and places to go and hang out. Another plus is the honor code.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is always around, in my experience during my first year i have no complaints.

    Greek Life

    No greek life, but theme houses which focus on representing some activities or moral values to the campus and show them that there are different ways of lifestyles

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a whole variety of clubs such as latino student association, black student association, Distinguished Women of Color, SEA BOARD, International Student Assoc, Community Service, amongst others. They always have activities planned that make your days more exciting at wheaton college.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who love liberal arts education mostly focused on pyschology, education and the pre-med track, as well as hispanic studies. You need to bare in mind that Wheaton is a challenging school, but the education is great

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Only seniors can walk through the front door of the chapel, and only them can sit in the stairs of the library. You need to jump in the pond and swim before you graduate Wheaton College

    Bang for the buck

    Wheaton is full of traditions and it reinforces moral values in a great manner.

    What to do for fun

    Wheaton is located in a very small town which is in the middle of providence and boston, at first for me it was hard to get used to life in such a small place because i come from a crowded city with a lot of cars. If you own a car you will never experience any problems because you will be able to get everywhere, if not it is a little more complicated but there is a gatra that takes you to the train station and you can enjoy of those amazing cities. On campus, there is always something to do, an activity planned, a dance, a party, an event which will keep your mind occupied all the time. It is a great place full of great people

    Food and Dining

    Honestly, the food can be better quality and healthier. One good thing is that chase is open until 12am, which is helpful when it comes to tight schedules. The deserts are great, but the food in general can improve.

    Dorm Life

    The doubles have good sizes, if you have the right roommate you should be completely fine. Try getting a single for your sophomore year, it is hard but it is good to have your space, bathrooms are coed but they're clean most of the time. In general, the dorms specially beard are in great shape, the ones that are the oldest but usually for freshmen is the YMC quad

    Academic Rigor

    It is an excellent school, you will have a one o one relationship with faculty members, they become like your family and they are so much help with everything. You have to work hard and read a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan yourself wisely when it comes to spending money Use time wisely, Wheaton is academically challenging Get involve in campus activities as much as possible, It will be a nice way to be involved and get to know people. Try to eat healthy in the dinning hall, overall it will improve your life Make a lot of friends and be open-minded If you have the possibilities take a car with you.

    In three sentences

    You feel in paradise, You are surrounded by amazing people, The faculty members are always there for you.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wheaton Woods!

    What to do for fun

    Go out to Providence or Boston Attend events on campus Going out with friends

    Food and Dining

    The food is the same thing over and over, so it's easy not to like it

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are clean and people are friendly

    Academic Rigor

    The academic is one of the AMAZING thing their

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself, and you have to be open to a lot of new things

    In three sentences

    The school is nice, it gives you time to really figure out what you want to do in life. Professors are amazing and always willing to help.

  • 09/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    11 of 20

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are lots of activities to do and we are close to Boston or Providence if you want to go explore! Northampton is also a great place to visit.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great here!

    Dorm Life

    There is a variety of dorm life so you should find something that suits your needs.

    Academic Rigor

    The work load is decent but if you want to you could definitely take more than the average class load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should look at all the interesting classes offered and try as many as they can!

    In three sentences

    Wheaton college is great because it's small and personal. It's liberal arts so you can take lots of interesting classes that will help you to decide if you're still wondering what you want to do. Everyone here is friendly and excited to be here.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is very present and it is a place where I feel safe walking from the library to my dorm alone late at night.

    What to do for fun

    There are parties most weekends, on campus at houses and some off campus. The off-campus parties are more for upper classmen and require a ride/dd which is sometimes hard to find. If you don't want to party, there are sober events every weekend such as movie screenings in auditoriums and random events that various clubs and groups at school put on. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has to be the only really negative part about Wheaton. The cooked food is bland and cheap tasting. With the cost of tuition, you should expect a better mean plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are good, especially if you have a good roommate. The lower campus dorms are extremely plain so it's up to you and your personal taste/style to dress them up.

    Academic Rigor

    In general, Wheaton students value learning and their education above all else. It is not considered uncool to spend long days/nights in the library studying and hard work is encouraged.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to spend a lot of time working. The library is a great resource as well as the science center(if you want a quiet place to work alone or with a group). Get as much work done Friday afternoons because you're not going to want to Sundays.

    In three sentences

    Wheaton College is a great place to go to school if you're looking for a small, liberal arts college. It's small class sizes make it easy to communicate and participate with the professors and other students. Wheaton is a good place to make friends, whether you are shy or outgoing.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Wheaton is a very safe campus and I've always felt comfortable walking across it even during the night. We have a blue-light system so if you ever feel uncomfortable while walking you can use it to call public safety and they will come and escort you back to your dorm.

    Clubs and Activities

    Wheaton has sooooooo many clubs that your are sure to find something that fits your interests. For a list see: http://wheatoncollege.edu/sga/clubs-organizations/

    Great for these types of students

    Studious students who like to get involved and are not afraid to take on new challenges and experiences.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I would, but that's half the fun!!! Learning about them during your orientation! (Tip: be prepared to yell, and leave all electronics in your room before you head for the chapel!!!)

    Bang for the buck

    CVS ...highly recommend getting a CVS card if you don't already have one. That's were everyone ends up shopping if they don't have a car for their snack foods and other small things since it's within walking distance.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved!!!!!! Honestly, there's not too much going on on most weekends on campus so getting involved in clubs is a great way of keeping busy. You can also head into Boston or Providence for the day.

    Food and Dining

    I personally don't have a huge problem with their food, but I do know that most people do not enjoy the food served in the dining halls. While I recognize that it's certainly not the best food, it's definitely edible and let's face it, it is very convenient not to have to cook your own food. Tip: Emerson dining hall is slightly better then Chase so if you're living on lower campus and are up for the walk (it's a small campus it's really only like a 5 minute walk tops) I highly recommend going there. Tip: You get something called Lyons bucks each semester (about $33 worth) which you can use at the cafes on campus if you're looking for something different. Note - Lyons bucks carry over from fall to spring semester so don't feel like you have to use them all at once, although most people do. Note - Out of the two cafes the one in the new science center is definitely the best!

    Dorm Life

    The rooms are bigger than similar ones in other colleges, but they're not ideal. What I would recommend for an incoming freshmen would be to live in Meadows. It was newly renovated and has a large common area for hanging out with a flat-screen TV and pool table. Its a great place to hang out and meet people. Also, being on lower campus, it is where most lower class men end up living so it will be easier to meet kids in your class, whereas if you live on upper campus you will be mostly around upperclassmen, which can make it a little difficult to get to meet others. The residential advisers (RA's) though, are fantastic!!! They're always there for you and can be very helpful when you need help or advice on something either in your dorm or even academic concerns. They also do a good job at making programs that seek to get their residents out and actively involved on campus and to create a sense of community on the floor. Warning: Norton water is a little funky, so I highly recommend bringing either a Brita filter or some bottled water for drinking.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging, but very worth it. You learn SOOO much from your classes and even though it can be a lot of work at times it is always interesting. The professors really love what they do and you can feel that energy in the way they teach the class. They are also, very good at working with you when you're having trouble, so don't be afraid to go to them when you need help or have any questions.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Be prepared to work hard - your professors will challenge you, but the will also be there for you when you need it so it balances out in the long run. 2) Don't be afraid to ask for help - there are people and resources there for just that so don't be afraid to use them. 3) Don't stress - college is hard, but it's fun too so make sure you find the time to enjoy yourself 4) Don't spend ALL your time studying - make sure to go out and meet new people and make friends. This is important because when things get rough it's always helpful to have a friend to lean on. 5) Make plans for the weekends - Wheaton often doesn't have much going on on weekends so it's a good idea to find something to do with friends. Often going into Boston or Providence is a good idea.

    In three sentences

    Wheaton College is an excellent school for students who are looking for a college that will challenge them to do their best and provide them with the necessary skills to go out into the world and be the best they can be. Wheaton offers its students hundreds of opportunities to get involved and highly encourages civil activism and engagement from it's students. Also, the faculty and students at Wheaton are all really friendly and helpful so you will always feel like you have someone to turn to when you need it.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is very reliable, and very personable. You get to know a lot of them on first-name basis. They are there for your best interest.

    Clubs and Activities

    We many different clubs on campus, and this is one of the aspects of campus life that really pull together students with similar interests. They help keep the campus very upbeat.

    Bang for the buck

    Academically and socially, you will get a great 4-years for the money you spend going to Wheaton.

    What to do for fun

    We're lucky to be located between two well-known cities: Boston, MA and Providence, RI. There is easy access to those hotspots from on campus, and the opportunities for fun in those cities are endless. However, every weekend, there are cool events happening. Keep an eye out for advertisements posted literally everywhere to turn for the upcoming weekend's adventures. There are also events happening throughout the week to be aware of.

    Food and Dining

    Two on-campus dining halls are available for all students on campus. With unlimited points on every student's meal plan, feel free to visit as many times as your heart desires. And trust me, you will come back for more!

    Dorm Life

    From wellness dorms to theme houses, Wheaton College has a variety of living spaces to accomodate your needs.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, no doubt about that. However resources are plenty. Tutors and study spaces are always available, especially the library. Use them to your advantage.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to have a good college experience and bridge the gap between adolescence and adulthood.

    In three sentences

    Wheaton College is a microcosm of life beyond college, where you can explore your independence and network. The campus allows you to utilize open space and stretch your creativity as far as you are willing to. Students learn the value of concepts such as time management diversity.

  • 06/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    15 of 20

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the local cafe, with friends. Go to the neighboring towns

    In three sentences

    A rigorous school with a focus on academics Beautiful campus Small classrooms, allow us to really connect with students and faculty

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    16 of 20

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of student activities to keep everyone involved and entertained.

    Food and Dining

    There are many cafeterias and restaurants near by so food is always diverse.

    Dorm Life

    There are different types of dorms available to request so everyone's needs can be met.

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging and diverse.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun.

    In three sentences

    I loved the campus and felt completely at home when i visited a couple of months ago. Everyone is really nice and I feel like I can achieve my career goals there at Wheaton.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 of 20

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is not a great deal to do on campus or around town, but if you take the free bus that goes from campus to the MBTA station, then you can go directly to either Boston or Providence. There are events on campus when the weather is good, but taking the train is the best way to get to the mall, movie theaters, restaurants, and other forms of leisure. The bus to the train station is free of charge for students, and they offer a discounted taxi occasionally that will take students to shopping centers for a very low price.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good dining, there are only two dining halls but they do have a couple of student cafes that are open during different parts of the day. They don't have a wide variety of food choices, but they do their best to cater to almost everyone, the food they serve is also pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Wheaton provides housing on campus for all students for all four years, and that is an excellent policy. You do not have to live on campus, but they make sure that if students choose to do so, they are able to. There are a number of housing options, from suites, to specialty/wellness housing, to what you would picture as average dorms, Wheaton has a great deal to offer. I lived in wellness dorms and I loved it, they honestly make sure it is a safe environment where students who choose not to drink or smoke can focus on their studies. Honestly, Wheaton has a wide variety of housing and all the options are well maintained and great living spaces.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly, if you try and put effort into doing your work and making time to do it well, you will be just fine. The classes are by no means easy, but if you try, it is hard to fail. I have taken some difficult classes, and others that challenged me even if the work load was decreased. I have learned a great deal from all of my classes, but Wheaton is a school that will challenge your learning, and bring you to a whole new level of understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a small school, but if that is something you are looking for, this is definitely the place for you. Staff and professors are always willing to help as long as you are willing to ask, and don't be afraid of the people on campus, it's hard to walk around campus and find another student who won't smile, say hello, or hold the door for you; they exist of course, but they are outnumbered by those who will. I love this school and am so impressed with the courses I have taken and the attention I have received from my professors. Wheaton is a great community, and is truly open to everyone.

    In three sentences

    An excellent school, a small student body but a diverse community of largely kind people. The staff and faculty know and care about all their students, and will do all that they can to help you succeed. A quiet campus overall, but close enough to the city to provide a safe and fun atmosphere.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    18 of 20

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Traditions are what drew me into this school! Come to the school to figure it out!

    Bang for the buck

    It is a little pricey, but financial aid is really helpful.

    What to do for fun

    Look into events to do around or in Norton. Also, Boston and Providence are both thirty minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    Many vegetarian and vegan offers within the cafeteria. Also, I told somebody I was going to Wheaton and their response was, I once dated a girl from Wheaton. I don't remember the girl, but I remember the food. It was so good!

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are a nice size, some have walk in closets. If you don't like your roommate, the housing faculty helps you change roommates quickly, which is nice.

    Academic Rigor

    It was in the top 20 most brainiest schools. Students here take academics seriously, but not competitively.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus! You will fall in love!

    In three sentences

    Right when I walked on campus the students and faculty were really friendly. It is located in a small town. Students and residents of Norton, MA are respectful of one another and nobody is in a rush.

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety at Wheaton is great! Any issues are dealt with reasonably (though sometimes Public Safety does seem to think it has more power than it does), and people will work hard to help you if you are ever worried about your safety.

    Greek Life

    We don't have Greek Life at Wheaton, but we do have theme houses, which are somewhat similar (though less obnoxious).

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs at Wheaton are fantastic! If you don't see what you're looking for, you can create your own club, too.

    Great for these types of students

    If you care about the world around you, enjoy challenging yourself, and don't mind a small student body, then Wheaton is perfect for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is the dimple, which is a sort of indent on upper campus on which there are many social activities. When the weather is nice, people sit out on the Dimple and enjoy the sun.

    Bang for the buck

    Wheaton is rather expensive if you don't get sufficient aide. While the price is standard for small, liberal arts schools, it is still excessive. That being said, the cost is high because we have many opportunities and resources on campus.

    What to do for fun

    Having fun is not hard, despite the way we all complain about it. Many houses on campus (we don't have Greek Life, but we do have theme houses that throw great parties) throw parties on the weekends, but there are other ways to have fun, too. There are always movies put on by BAACHUS (a group which promotes staying sober), and there are often large dances or fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    Dining is by far Wheaton's worst attribute. It's not horrible, but it definitely lacks. If you're willing to walk to upper campus (which isn't bad, it just means you can't be lazy), you can go to Emerson, which has great food. Emerson's limit is its hours, which are rather limited. Chase, the dining hall on lower campus with longer hours, is more of a comfort food hall. Chase Square has good food (pasta, stir fry, a salad bar, a variety of soups, and prepared meals and sides), but Chase Round is a grill with some pizza and leftovers from Chase Square's dinner. Once you know how to work the food system at Wheaton, however, you'll be fine.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms at Wheaton are, for the most part, good. The RAs are forgiving but do their jobs. We have some all-female dorms, but most are coed. The dorms themselves are pretty large, and roommates tend to be well-selected.

    Academic Rigor

    Wheaton is difficult, but the professors are happy to work with you to improve your work. If you are dissatisfied with a grade, you should speak with them to find out what they are looking for in the next assignment. Doing this has seriously improved the writing quality of many students' work. There are also a variety of tutors available in Kollett Hall; if there is no tutor available at te time you need, many will take time out of their personal schedules to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be completely honest in your application. The admissions office does not expect you to be perfect, but if they would much prefer to know that you have learned from your mistakes and are willing to challenge yourself in order to better your education than to see a perfect resum�©.

    In three sentences

    Wheaton College is what a liberal arts college is supposed to be! The teachers care about the success of their students, the students want to change the events of the world around them, and the entire campus is committed to improving the experience of all those involved in the Wheaton community. Wheaton is a challenging and exciting environment that I recommend for anyone who wants to better their understanding of the world.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always patrolling around campus keeping us safe and available for emergencies. They have cars, bikes and even scooters. They are friendly as well.

    Greek Life

    We don't have a greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and they are very well managed. They are fun and open to anyone. There is a club for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    People who enjoy living in towns and wish to go to small schools. Everyone is friendly so anyone who is a people person or even shy can find a friend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tradition is a large part of our school. There is a tradition that every student has to swim across the pond at least once before graduating. There are many other ones that make up common activities around school.

    Bang for the buck

    The college is great but it would be even better if it were less expensive. The food could be better. They could spend less on agriculture in order to pay for other things.

    What to do for fun

    Everyone gets along well so activities around campus are entertaining. There are many clubs to join and people to meet. Boston is also less than an hour away for a great getaway.

    Food and Dining

    The food can get repetitive but it is overall good. I would like to see more of a variety and better flavors on meals.

    Dorm Life

    Some dorms could be renovated due the age of the college but overall most are very habitable and nice. There are dorms of every size and shape. There are singles, doubles, triples, quads and even houses.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has very knowledgeable professors and the coursework is appropriate for learning and for building a bright future. Classes are small. Teachers are available for one on one attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is everything. Balance schoolwork, extracurricular activities and rest well so you can get the best out of the college experience. If you need it ask for help and don't be shy.

    In three sentences

    Wheaton College is a great school. They challenge students academically and are very supportive of everyone and their aspirations. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.