Wheaton College - Massachusetts

591 reviews
  1. Norton, MA
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    A
Wheaton College - Massachusetts is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
26 E Main St
Norton, MA 02766

Wheaton College - Massachusetts Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$34,145/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,771/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,125/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,345/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,835/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,698/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.48 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.50 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,577Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Unique
    50%
  • Determined
    25%
  • Creative
    15%
  • Annoying, pretentious, socially inadept, lame
    5%
  • Average, nothing special
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.25 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.56 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    37%
  • Its a community
    37%
  • It is what you make it
    21%
  • Annoying
    5%

After Wheaton College - Massachusetts

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

591 reviews
  • Excellent
    89
  • Very Good
    176
  • Average
    247
  • Poor
    42
  • Terrible
    37
Diversity on campus is growing, but it can still be a challenge to be a student of color. Wheaton is 70% Caucasian, and many are upper-middle class, and many students come from New England (it's a small school and publicity is growing, but it still mostly attracts from the area). Many people on campus are liberal and try to be conscious of the experiences of people of color, but there are entitled jerks or people who are just ignorant of other's experiences. But the students of color organizations (Black Student Association, Distinguished Women of Color Collective, Renaissance House, and a few more) are really visible on campus and do awesome work! There isn't a huge variety of (out) students of differing sexual orientations, but this tends to shift as students become more comfortable identifying themselves throughout their 4 years.
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago
Marijuana is really popular, but not really any other drugs. There's some selling of prescription pills around finals, and you'll find Molly on Spring Weekend, but it's a tame campus. Alcohol is definitely the most popular. However, there's not a lot of pressure to drink or smoke. It's totally cool if you're sober or want to have a drink but not get drunk. The policies are enforced if students are stupid. If Public Safety hears loud music and sees 30 people in a double room in underclassmen dorms or smells smoke, they can't ignore it. But if you happen to be in the woods while smoking or pre-game in your room then get crazy at a house party, you'll be fine. That being said, I've gotten away with some big parties in my 4 years, so just know your RA's strictness level and don't be rude to Public Safety!
  • College Senior
  • 8 months ago
All of the facilities at Wheaton are great for both social activities and for doing work. The library is a beautiful building with plenty of small study rooms, computer rooms, and a silent study room. Though I haven't spent much time in the athletic building, the fitness room is great! On top of a fitness room, Wheaton also has a dance studio and even a studio recording room where students are able to host their radio show! The Wheaton campus itself is beautiful especially during the fall and late spring (or course because it's in New England)! When it's warm outside, you can always find students hanging out on the dimple (Wheaton's quad/lawn) having picnincs, playing catch, or just talking. The students are generally pretty friendly as well which contributes to the feel of the campus.
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 7 2011