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 Wheaton College

Wheaton College - Norton, MA

26 E Main St, Norton, Massachusetts 02766

General information:(508)285-7722
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:1,622( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:10 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $39,850 $41,084 $41,894 -2%
Out-of-state $39,850 $41,084 $41,894 -2%
Books and supplies $940 $940 $940 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $9,590 $10,180 $10,670 -5%
Other $1,060 $1,060 $1,060 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $900 $900 $900 0%
Other $1,660 $1,660 $1,660 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,660 $1,660 $1,660 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $51,440 $53,264 $54,564 -2%
Off Campus $43,350 $44,584 $45,394 -2%
Off Campus with Family $42,450 $43,684 $44,494 -2%
Out-of-state
On Campus $51,440 $53,264 $54,564 -2%
Off Campus $43,350 $44,584 $45,394 -2%
Off Campus with Family $42,450 $43,684 $44,494 -2%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $41,600
In-state fees $294
Out-of-state tuition $41,600
Out-of-state fees $294
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 349 78% --
Grant or scholarship aid 334 74% $8,621,385 $25,813
Federal grants 102 23% $598,618 $5,869
Pell grants 101 22% $400,703 $3,967
Other federal grants 85 19% $197,915 $2,328
State/local government grant or scholarships 78 17% $163,533 $2,097
Institutional grants or scholarships 331 74% $7,859,234 $23,744
Student loan aid 260 58% $1,650,559 $6,348
Federal student loans 260 58% $1,326,102 $5,100
Other student loans 20 4% $324,457 $16,223
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 1,138 70% $28,291,143 $24,860
Pell grants 363 22% $1,441,492 $3,971
Federal student loans 906 55% $5,312,676 $5,864

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 1,622
Undergraduate enrollment 1,622
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 14
Graduate enrollment 0
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,272 1,071 2,201
Percent admitted 62% 59% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 59% 13% 14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT . .%
ACT . .%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading . .
SAT Math . .
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite . .
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 97 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 3971
Baseball 32-
Basketball 1717
Field Hockey -16
Lacrosse 2523
Soccer 3129
Softball -15
Swimming and Diving 1523
Synchronized Swimming -10
Tennis 811
Volleyball -23

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations001
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 000
Liquor law violations 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 586
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 11713
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 110
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 576
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 1068
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 110
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate2.8%
Number in default8
Number in repayment277

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00222700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African-American/Black Studies0
American/United States Studies/Civilization3
Asian Studies/Civilization0
French Studies1
German Studies1
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies8
Italian Studies2
Russian Studies0
Women's Studies5
Category total35
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry5
Bioinformatics0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General27
Category total32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General0
Category total6
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General4
Category total30
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other0
German Language and Literature0
Latin Language and Literature0
Russian Language and Literature1
Category total3
History Colleges
History, General1
Category total22
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics and Statistics, Other0
Mathematics, General5
Category total12
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Ancient Studies/Civilization0
Mathematics and Computer Science0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0
Category total2
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science3
Category total3
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy1
Religion/Religious Studies1
Category total16
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy0
Chemistry, General1
Physics, General0
Category total12
Psychology Colleges
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology0
Psychology, General0
Category total81
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology, Other1
Economics, General6
International Relations and Affairs2
Political Science and Government, General2
Sociology0
Category total116
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General0
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other0
Fine/Studio Arts, General3
Music, General2
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism0
Category total57
Grand total52