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Wheaton College is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1834. It is very difficult to get into Wheaton College. The institution enrolls around 1,669 students a year, including 1,669 undergrads.
Wheaton College offers early action and offers early decision.
Wheaton College admitted 77% of all applicants in 2021. Wheaton College admits 9% of students that apply early action. 76% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Wheaton College. Out of 3,580 applications received in 2021, 2,760 students were offered admission .
The deadline to apply regular decision to Wheaton College for Fall 2022 is February 31. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by March 31.
Early Admissions at Wheaton College
Wheaton College offers early decision. Wheaton College offers early action.
Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on December 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
|2021 Admissions Facts|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||77%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||76%|
|Early Action Acceptance Rate||9%|
|Mean ACT score||28|
|Mean SAT score||1248|
Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to Wheaton College.
Wheaton College meets 93% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $49,469 a year.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.
Wheaton College offers housing for up to 1,631 students.
The majority of Wheaton College students live on campus.
Spring Weekend, Head of the Peacock, and and Holi are the best-attended events on campus.
Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Wheaton College.
Wheaton College is considered very difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities, recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at Wheaton College is 3.5 out of 4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1248. The mean ACT scores is 28.
Wheaton College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
Out of all applicants, 52% submitted the SAT. 7% submitted the ACT.
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Wheaton College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.
Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.
About 87% of students who start at Wheaton College return for their second year of college. Out of the 423 students who started at Wheaton College as first-time freshman, 305 graduate within four years.
Wheaton College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 78%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 57 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
The average starting salary for recent grads is $39,966 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $34,530 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Wheaton College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Wheaton College a good school for you?
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $210,646,508. The school spends $16,333 for each full-time student enrolled.
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Wheaton College is located in the suburban setting of Norton, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Boston.
If you want to see Wheaton College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 495 to Norton, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Wheaton College and Norton are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wheaton College is Feb 15.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wheaton College is May 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wheaton College is 28. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Wheaton College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 25 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 25 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1340 and Above
1180 to 1340
1180 and Less
The median SAT score for Wheaton College students is 1248. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Wheaton College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1180 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1180 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Wheaton College.
Wondering what life at Wheaton College is like? There are approximately 1,669 students enrolled at Wheaton College. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 39% percent are from MA and 61% percent of students are from other states.
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