Wheaton College, Massachusetts

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Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Wheaton College is a selective college of liberal arts and sciences located in Norton, Massachusetts, with about 1,775 students from 40 states and 60+ countries. Committed to engaged academics and real-world learning, Wheaton guarantees funding for every student to participate in an internship, research or volunteer project. It's part of The Wheaton Edge—a personalized and active educational experience that leads to amazing outcomes: Within six months of graduation, 97 percent of Wheaton students find success in a first job or graduate school. Wheaton has been named one of the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. by Times Higher Education and the Wall Street Journal, and a Princeton Review Best Value College. 

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines

First-year

A Wheaton education is personal—it looks different for every student, and you’ll discover what your path looks like with the help of the many people and resources available here. Your education, both in and out of the classroom, will help you think critically, forge connections, develop professional skills and build a network for life. Wheaton offers Early Decision I and II, Early Action and Regular Decision and has been test optional for over 25 years. Visit wheatoncollege.edu/admission/apply/ for more information about application requirements and deadlines. 

Students may wish to submit additional materials such as creative arts portfolios or other student work and projects in order to support their application and provide the admission committee with evidence of particular strengths, talents or interests.

Transfer

Wheaton's vibrant community is a result of the incredible experiences, passions and interests of its members. Transfer students are an essential part of our community. Wherever you are in your college journey, Wheaton welcomes you and invites you to connect with our transfer counselors. Applicants who have matriculated at another collegiate institution, regardless of completed work, are considered transfer candidates. Transfer applicant deadlines are November 15 for spring entry and May 1 for fall entry.  Visit wheatoncollege.edu/admission/transfer/ for more information about application requirements and deadlines.

Additional Information

  • The college's interdisciplinary curriculum combines rigorous academics with experiential learning through internships, research, campus jobs, student leadership, and entrepreneurial ventures. Wheaton invests more than $1.2 million annually toward these opportunities, guaranteeing funding for every student.
  • Wheaton’s Commitment to Affordability - What you pay for a Wheaton education may be less than you expect as the college works with each student and family to put a Wheaton education within reach. Over the last five years, Wheaton College has increased aid from $39 million to close to $60 million and continues to increase aid to help make college more affordable. 
  • The average annual cost for students in 2018-2019 was $29,805.
  • We understand a Wheaton College education is a substantial investment. But we want you to know the college is equally invested in making a Wheaton education within your reach.  That’s why more than 65% of Wheaton students receive some form of need-based financial aid. Through scholarships, grants, and financial aid, Wheaton is creating accessible financial pathways to learn more at wheatoncollege.edu/admission/tuition-fees/affordability/

Visit us

Located halfway between Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island, come see us, meet our students, talk to our professors and coaches, attend an information session and/or take a tour. Due to the current global pandemic, we have developed ways for you to experience Wheaton virtually, to assist you and your family as you make important decisions about college. Join us online for a variety of virtual experiences at wheatoncollege.edu/admission/visiting-wheaton/

Wheaton College puts the liberal arts into action. We provide incredible opportunities and individual guidance to help students apply what they are learning in the classroom to internships, research, developing businesses and other real-world experiences.

Dennis M. Hanno, President
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location
Address

26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766, United States of America

Phone number

(508) 286-8251

Region

New England

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