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Wheaton College

School Profile

  • Wheaton CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Norton, MA
  • Acceptance Rate: 43%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,655
First-year Undergraduate Students: 420
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,655

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African, American, Diaspora studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Ancient studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classical civilization
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Composition
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Studies
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Studies
  • Bachelor of Greek, Modern
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Italian Studies
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics and economics
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychobiology/Physiological Psychology
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion and history
  • Bachelor of Religion and philosophy
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Theatre and English dramatic literature
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $39,850
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $39,850

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test: Recommended
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 580
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 243
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 90
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 595
  • TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: 96


Member: NCAA
Team name: Lyons


  • Ranked #62 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #53 High School Counselor Rankings

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Admissions Address

26 East Main Street
Norton, MA 02766
(508) 286-8251
(800) 394-6003
Fax: (508) 286-8271
Contact: Gail Berson
Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission and Student Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 66%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate 62%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 70%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 2,010
Female applicants 1,183
Male applicants 827
Applicants accepted 1,326
Female applicants accepted 713
Male applicants accepted 613
Freshman enrollment 602
Female freshman enrollment 312
Male freshman enrollment 290
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants 994
Early action applicants accepted 619
Early action applicants enrolled 318
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 53%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 344
Students accepting place on wait list 126
Students accepted from wait list 58

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 52%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.7
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.6-4

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 56%
SAT Critical Reading average score 662
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 600-730
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 652
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 610-700
SAT Writing average score 647
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 590-710
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range 8-9

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 65%
Average ACT Composite score 29
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-32
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 27-34
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 26-31

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