Wheelock College Admissions

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

Wheelock Family Theater
Wheelock Family Theater. John Phelan / Wikimedia Commons

Important Note: In 2018, Wheelock College merged with Boston University.

Wheelock College Description

Wheelock College is a small private college located is Boston, Massachusetts. It is affiliated with the Colleges of the Fenway Consortium. Wheelock’s campus is situated along Boston’s Riverway in the Fenway neighborhood. Several other colleges and universities as well as the city’s array of cultural offerings are within walking distance of campus. Wheelock’s small-college setting allows for personalized student attention supported by a student / faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Its academic offerings include 13 undergraduate majors in professional studies and the arts and sciences and nine master’s degree programs in education and social work. Popular areas of study include social work, psychology and human development, elementary education and reading teacher education. Outside of class, students are actively involved in campus life, participating in 20 clubs and organizations as well as campus-wide events and activities year-round. Student-run clubs range from academic honor societies, to performing arts ensembles, to recreational sports, to religious and cultural clubs. The Wheelock Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III New England Collegiate Conference.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • Wheelock College Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,053 (726 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 18% Male / 82% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,825
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,400
  • Other Expenses: $2,600
  • Total Cost: $52,625

Wheelock College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 86%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,415
    • Loans: $9,586

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Psychology and Human Development, Social Work

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 68%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 57%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 61%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Field Hockey, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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