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Reviews 761 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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

5 College Junior

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

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.

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

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: CHIPOTLE OR QDOBA, you get to choose (among others)

3 College Junior

Administration: It seems to be getting better

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Public Safety likes to break parties up when they start to get good (big) but sometimes everything works out and they do nothing

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I got a lot of financial aid from Wheaton and the office is helpful when there are any questions. For instance my family declined a loan but then later decided we needed it and Wheaton helped us with the process.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: You definitely have to get creative but the omlette and stir-fry station allow for that, you can also make sandwiches/wraps to get grilled for lunch and dinner

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshman year is not always great because there are a lot of forced triples but the rooms are pretty spacious to begin with. Once you're a sophomore and on, rooms are spacious and you get to live on upper campus (unless you want a single as a sophomore) so you're closer to everything

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not get enough financial aid as my family had liked, but we are making it work.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I don't party, but the only places you can party are on the other side of campus and it's with sports people or rich people.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: It was very bad and had poor options, but they are redoing the building itself and the food choices we will have.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The RA's are very nice and welcoming and helpful. The bathrooms are cleaned regularly. Considering I live in an older building, it is still maintained nicely.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's the same thing all the time so it get pretty boring. But if you drunk or high it seems like more fun then it actually is.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm transferring, I felt like it was too small and I didn't like the people and the academics were not up to par. I was incredibly bored.

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1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Wheaton is a nice place, but as an extrovert and a science-major, I can definitively say that it is not the right school for me.

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College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't know what this question even means :(

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1 College Freshman

Campus Food: Of the two dining halls, Emerson is better but not open nearly enough. I think I've eaten the same thing for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day since orientation. If you're vegetarian, you might as well starve.


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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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