1,688
Students
Financial aid thermometer
41,564
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
47
47%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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Overview

Wheaton College is a 4-year institution located in Norton, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 26 East Main Street
Norton, MA  02766
United States
Contact Grant M. Gosselin
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission and Student Aid
Email: admission@wheatoncollege.edu
Phone: 508-286-8251
Fax: 508-286-8271

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African American/Black Studies Checkmark
American Studies Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
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Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, And Mexican-American/Chicano Studies Checkmark
Italian Studies Checkmark
Russian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts And Stagecraft Related Checkmark
Film/cinema/video Studies Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,089
Applied
2,916
Accepted
1,688
Enrolled
48%
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Female Admissions

2,999
Females Applied
1,878
Females Accepted
63%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,090
Males Applied
1,038
Males Accepted
34%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
3.44
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan November 1st January 15th
Transfer May 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 631 590 680
SAT Math 616 560 670
ACT Composite 28 26 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

52,288
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Fees

338
Full-time student fees
13,424
Room & board
7,160
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

41,564
Avg. Financial Aid Package
44,651
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,673
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,983
Avg. Loan Aid
19,953
Avg. Grant Aid
34,058
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
94%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
51%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,688
Total undergrad students
10%
International Students
63%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.28%
Black or African American 5.84%
White or Caucasian 65.32%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 5.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 3.4%
Other 1.49%

Gender

Male (38.63%)
Female (61.37%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 96%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Spring Weekend, Head of the Peacock and Holi

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Performance Groups (a capella, dance and improv), Black Student Association (BSA), Programming Activities Council and Feminist Association of Wheaton (FAW)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery Checkmark No No
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Triathlon Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

189
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 137
Part-time - 52
Male - 87
Female - 102