B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 Street
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 Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Wheaton College - Massachusetts

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
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Wheaton College - Massachusetts Reviews

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Wheaton is diverse in interests of students which adds to our collaborative community. Whether you're a poet, an athlete, a scientist, an artist or a philosopher, there's a niche for you here. Some aspects are definitely better than others -- such as, the food certainly isn't what draws you in. But the student body, the faculty, and the professors are! Overall, it's a happy places here where students hang out in hammocks in front of res halls and play frisbee in the Dimple when there's good weather. And when it's a typical day in the New England winter, you can find students indoors hanging out drinking wine.
Review Wheaton College - Massachusetts
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.
There were a couple reasons why I was very unhappy at Wheaton. One, the town of Norton is terrible, it's very rural and depressing and Wheaton felt like a disconnected bubble, so unless you want to pay the 20 dollars roundtrip train ride to Boston each weekend you'll probably be hanging out on campus. This is a good college if you don't mind it being a very small community. There's no real party scene either. Two, administration is also shitty. That's the number one complaint I've heard from other students and experienced myself. They're not supportive or helpful with physical or mental illnesses, and getting any accommodations for your handicaps can be a nightmare that administration is often too lazy to assist in. Three, most other students are equally if not more unhappy there, with a few diehard Wheaton patriots.
TLDR; This is an overpriced school with an unsupportive administration and meh academics. You can get a lot more for a lot less at other colleges.