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Wheaton College
Norton, MA
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,651
   Women 1,024 (62.0%)
   Men 627 (38.0%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 62% of 4,478 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.50
SAT Math 581 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 580 average
520-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-30 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 $63,512
  Tuition and Fees $49,012
  Room and Board $12,500
Average Percent of Need Met 95%
Average Freshman Award $41,456
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 129
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 47% 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
Norton Population 19,031
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 95% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Lyon
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.7% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
8.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.4% White
1.7% Unknown
International Students 11.7% from 76 countries
First-Year Students Returning 86.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 76.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported