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Reviews 516 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wheaton doesn't fall short of being a small liberal arts college, nor does it go beyond that. It's a very large mix of students with some whom are very motivated and ambitious and others who care less. The social life is better than most small liberal arts colleges.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Wheaton is an excellent liberal arts college where students truly have the opportunity to explore all their intellectual and personal interests. Although we have a relatively small student body, the size is perfect for the development of a close knit community full of students.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My overall experience for my college has been great. The classes offered are interesting, the people are really nice, and life at my college was been fantastic.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I could not be happier with my choice. Class size is perfect, the atmosphere around campus is amazing. I have met so many great people. I am fortunate enough to be a member of the field hockey team, which keeps me organized and focused. I am completely satisified with my college choice!

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My campus is very lively even for a small school. I have made amazing friends and I enjoy being there.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Wheaton is academically challenging and full of opportunities, especially for travel abroad and unique internships.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really enjoyed my classes that I took even though they challenged me in ever step. Not to mention, my floor that I lived in was amazing.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had a truly fantastic college experience. The best part about Wheaton for me is the sense of community it provides. I felt that I was warmly welcomed to the school by both the staff and other students. I made a close group of friends almost immediately, and have met so many people along the way that are really special parts of my life and have made college the amazing time that it has been. Wheaton can seem small at times; 1600 students is closer to the size of a high school than most colleges. However, I think that this small size is what makes the community feeling possible. I love being able to walk around campus and say hi to most of the people I pass by, and I love having friends in all sorts of different groups on campus. Of course, the main goal of college is to earn an education, and I feel that I am taking full advantage of that with Wheaton's science facilities and engaged professors. Having the community support just makes these four years that much easier.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Wheaton has a lot of school spirit and the sporting events are fun! Synchronized swimming definitely has a huge follow because they're incredible, as well as women's rugby! I have a lot of fun at sporting events!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of delivery options which is nice! The Breakfast Place is wonderful and local and not to mention delicious. Apna Punjab delivers along with a lot of asian cuisine. As for late night off campus, there are chains around where you can get food at any hour. Also, how could I forget The Best Sandwich Shop, it's delicious and local! Students love it. Wheaton works hard to give students discounts at off campus dining and it's wonderful.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I love the parties here! It's totally no pressure too, if you want to party you can find awesome parties, and if not, you don't have to. Wheaton is super accommodating with late night funding and you can always find stuff to do on campus late night! The party scene is positive, friendly, and people always look out for you. I've never not felt safe at a party and I have so much fun. I'm so happy with the party scene!

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5 College Sophomore

Administration: Administration is great. They've been nothing but helpful to me and I'm really pleased with them. They take the time to get to know my name and they're always very friendly to me and wave.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Wheaton is very generous in the merit aid they give. It was very easy as well, I e-mail them to ask for more money and they granted my request! Wheaton is very accommodating for their students and I'm very happy with the amount of money they gave me!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's hard to rate right now, as the campus is undergoing dining renovations. Honestly, the food isn't bad. Wheaton is super accommodating and it's going to get even better. The cafes are awesome, and the dining halls weren't too bad before but there's no doubt in my mind that they'll be great.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Wheaton is a fantastic liberal arts school. I can't imagine being anywhere else. The community is so accepting and loving, I've met some of my best friends here. Professors are so passionate that it drives me to be more passionate. The campus is absolutely gorgeous, and the nooks you find around campus are charming. I couldn't be happier at a college.

5 College Junior

Academics: Professors and classes are my favorite parts of Wheaton

5 College Junior

Academics: Academics are Wheaton's strong point - the professors and classes make the school

2 College Junior

Local Area: Norton is terrible, Mansfield is the next town over and it's got more shopping and food, Boston is only 35 minutes away and Providence is 25 minutes away so access to the cities is ideal

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: 60:40 ratio of girls to guys, stay away from the baseball boys

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Wheaton is the best, I wouldn't choose to be anywhere else and can't imagine a different college experience

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are the best, classes are small and interesting, registration isn't an ideal process but it ends up working out for most people, classes aren't offered every semester though so plan accordingly.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: They really encourage and help you apply and secure to internships

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Norton Medical is absolutely terrible but the CVS minute clinic is just down the street and they're great. For mental health the counseling center is great and it's free!

3 College Junior

Athletics: Athletes would say they're the most important

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Townhouses half a mile from campus or 5t across the street, otherwise everyone lives on campus


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Wheaton College is not the first choice of many students. They choose it because the "reach" schools they dreamed of did not choose them. However, after four years, the majority of students wonder why they didn’t dream of Wheaton College from the start. Sure, you could let the dining get you down or never stop complaining about how there is nothing to do in Norton. However, the students who moan about these small things fail to see the far greater number of things Wheaton does to provide for its students.

Wheaton is unique because it challenges the stereotype that a liberal arts degree is not applicable to the real world. For instance, the Connections curriculum encourages students to study outside of their comfort zones by linking classes in different departments together. This prepares them for connecting their class work to their future careers in creative ways. The fabulous Filene Center finds a variety of ways to foster career callings for students through summer funding opportunities, workshops on résumé writing, and major connection seminars, just to name a few. The school’s success can be seen in the amazingly high number of national scholarships awarded to students, including three Rhodes Scholars in the past ten years.

Wheaton College shines in its ability to support students without resorting to hand holding, which is what results in such honors. What irks some students is that there is no stereotype to fall back on to define Wheaton College. It is not an exclusively "preppy" or "hipster" school. What’s wonderful about Wheaton is, because there is no stereotype to fall back on, students are able to forge friendships with other students they never would have noticed in high school. The one defining characteristic of students is their friendliness. Wheaton College is where promising students are transformed into scholars and better people along the way.

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