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Wheelock College
Boston, MA
Founded in 1888, Wheelock College is a private, coeducational college that provides undergraduate and master's degrees in education, social work, juvenile justice, liberal arts, and "child life." Students learn in an intimate community where they are both challenged and supported by faculty members who are practitioners in their fields and committed to teaching, learning, and mentoring. Its five-acre campus is located in the Fenway section of Boston.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 726
   Women 597 (82.2%)
   Men 129 (17.8%)
Graduate Students 327
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 84% of 1,305 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 455 average
400-510 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 453 average
400-505 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 19 average
15-22 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $52,035
  Tuition and Fees $34,725
  Room and Board $14,400
Average Percent of Need Met 67%
Average Freshman Award $26,673
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 69
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 42% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 82% of freshmen, 64% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.1% Asian
14.9% Black/African-American
12.5% Hispanic/Latino
4.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.1% White
5.1% Unknown
International Students 2.2% from 10 countries
First-Year Students Returning 68.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 57.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 79%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported