#18 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Wheaton College

Norton, Massachusetts

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Wheaton College overview
Location Norton, Massachusetts
Online wheatoncollege.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Wheaton College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, is a private liberal arts institution founded in 1834, featuring a predominantly undergraduate focus with a variety of traditional liberal arts and sciences disciplines. The college's scenic 400-acre campus boasts distinctive gothic architecture and is situated in a quiet, residential setting approximately 38 miles south of Boston. Known for its interdisciplinary curriculum and a high rate of student research participation, Wheaton offers more than 100 majors and minors with a faculty committed to teaching and mentoring. Wheaton has a reputation for being selective in its admissions process. Residential living is an integral part of the campus experience, as the majority of students reside on campus. Notable academic programs at Wheaton include Business and Management, Psychology, and Biology. While Wheaton is not predominantly known for its athletic programs, it competes in NCAA Division III athletics as the Wheaton Lyons.

In the most recent statistical year 4,031 prospective students applied, and 3,204 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 494 enrolled in the school.  1,656 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $59,750 plus fees of $480. Wheaton College is ranked 180 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Wheaton College is rated within the top 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
Wheaton College overview
SAT 1260/1390
ACT 27/33
GPA 3.48

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Feb 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Wheaton College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$940
Other Fees$480
Room and Board $14,800
Budget for Other Expenses$1,060
Total One Year Cost$77,030

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$53,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wheaton College students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 27%
Psychology 19%
Visual and Performing Arts 13%
Ethnic Studies 8%
Biology 7%

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