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Wheaton is a private, liberal arts college. Founded in 1834 as a seminary for women, it adopted coeducation in 1988. Its 385-acre campus is located in Norton, in southeastern Massachusetts, 35 miles from Boston.

Website: wheatoncollege.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,774
Undergraduate
Students
(60.4%) 1,071 Women
(39.6%) 703 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
74% of 3,460 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.44
SAT Math
605 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640 average
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$72,744
Tuition and Fees
$56,366
Room and Board
$14,378
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Freshman Award
$49,469
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$34,530
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
143
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Norton Population
19,031
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
96% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Lyon
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.8% Asian
6.0% Black/African-American
9.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
72.5% White
2.4% Unknown
International Students
7.6%
First-Year Students Returning
83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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