Wheaton College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate & More

Wheaton College Chapel
Wheaton College Chapel. Beanerino56 / Wikimedia Commons

Wheaton College Description:

This article is for Wheaton College in Massachusetts, not Wheaton College in Illinois

Wheaton College is a private liberal arts college located in Norton, Massachusetts. The 400-acre campus has easy access to Boston, Providence, and Cape Cod. Students come from all 50 states and around 70 countries. Wheaton students can choose from more than 40 majors and 50 minors, and the college's curriculum is designed to challenge students to make connections between courses in different fields. Academics are supported by a 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 15 to 20. Student life is active with over 90 student clubs and organizations. On the athletic front, the Wheaton College Lyons compete in the NCAA Division III New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) for most sports. The college fields 21 intercollegiate teams. Popular sports include soccer, softball, lacrosse, and track and field. 

Admissions Data (2016):

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,651 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,012
  • Books: $940 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,500
  • Other Expenses: $1,060
  • Total Cost: $63,512

Wheaton College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 95%
    • Loans: 73%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,990
    • Loans: $7,101

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Economics, English, Fine Arts, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 76%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Swimming, Softball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Wheaton College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://wheatoncollege.edu/about/history-mission/

"Wheaton College provides a transformative liberal arts education for intellectually curious students in a collaborative, academically vibrant residential community that values a diverse world."

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