Wheaton College (MA)

Norton, MA, USA
3.79 Average Rating

Wheaton College is a 4-year, coeducational college located halfway between Boston and Providence in Norton, Massachusetts. Students can choose between more than 47 majors, all of which are influenced by the Wheaton Core Curriculum, which includes cross-disciplinary classes, courses on writing and quantitative analysis, and culminates in a capstone experience. Founded in 1834, Wheaton has a number of deeply-rooted traditions, such as the thesis parade and the race of homemade boats on Peacock Pond. With students from 40 states, 70 foreign countries, and from all walks of life, Wheaton is dedicated to academic exploration, personal freedom, and the success of every student.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
48%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 20, 2019
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 20, 2019 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Other January 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
34%
Out-Of-State Students
52%
15%
Submitting ACT
42%
Submitting SAT
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,688
Total Number of Undergrads
1,688
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
64%
20-39 Students
30%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
78%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$31,814
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$52,626
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$52,626
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,424
Books and Supplies
$940

Aid & Grants

0
100
94%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Aid Per Year
$34,098
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
98%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,189
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$30,354

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
74%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,202
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$26,600
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$283
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
139
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
96%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Lyons
School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Providence
Washington
Portland
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
68%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$47,600
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What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
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.
Tonniatarenton
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.
Alfonso from Brooklyn, NY
You feel in paradise, You are surrounded by amazing people, The faculty members are always there for you.
Alicia from Dominican Republic
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.
Nicholas from Loudonville, NY
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.
Alexa

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