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Norton, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Wheaton College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
Admission Difficulty for Wheaton College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
How hard is it to get into Wheaton College and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Wheaton College is 77%.  It ranks #42 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Wheaton College is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 2,760 out of 3,580 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent (SAT 1180/1350 ACT 28/31). Wheaton College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.48. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Wheaton College application fee is $60 and applications are due by Jan 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Wheaton College. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 46% of students submitted SAT scores and 10% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Wheaton College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1180-1350
Applicants Submitting SAT
46%
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1180
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1350
Average SAT Score 1270

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wheaton College?

Wheaton College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 27 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. Wheaton College ranks #17 in Massachusetts and #150 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1350 and Above Good >85%
1265 to 1350 Avg + 77%-85%
1180 to 1265 Avg - 66%-77%
1095 to 1180 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 1095 Low <54%
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Wheaton College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
28-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
10%
ACT Scores for Wheaton College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Wheaton College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Wheaton College?

Admission data indicates that Wheaton College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in Massachusetts and #116 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wheaton College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >87%
29 to 31 Avg + 77%-87%
28 to 29 Avg - 70%-77%
27 to 28 Reach 62%-70%
Less than 27 Low <62%
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Wheaton College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA
3.48
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Wheaton College?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Wheaton College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wheaton College was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wheaton College accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wheaton College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 15.3% Good
3.75 to 3.99 19.0% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 20.1% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 18.4% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 10.1% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.7% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.4% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

63.1% of Wheaton College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wheaton College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30.6%
Top 25% of class 63.1%
Top 50% of class 86%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Wheaton College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,240 1,340 3,580
Accepted 1,811 949 2,760
Acceptance Rate 81% 71% 77%
Enrolled 297 161 458
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% 17% 17%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Wheaton College is $60.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wheaton College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Wheaton College Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Considered but not required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wheaton College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168281 IPEDS survey data for Wheaton College.

FAQs

Does Wheaton College prefer SAT or ACT?

46% of students submit their SAT scores to Wheaton College. 10% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wheaton College?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Wheaton College. Admission competition is and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Wheaton College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1180 and 1350. 46% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wheaton College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 31. 10% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.