Wheaton College is a Top 50 private liberal arts and sciences college with 1,750 students from 40 US states and 60 countries.

Wheaton’s 400-acre (162 hectare) campus is located 35 miles (56 km) south of Boston and easily accessible by rail. Wheaton offers an open, flexible curriculum with more than 100 majors/minors, including business, biology, political science, film, computer science, and psychology. All students are guaranteed a funded internship and graduates boast a 97% success rate after graduation. Since 2000, more than 250 Wheaton students have won national academic awards and fellowships, such as the Rhodes, Fulbright, or Watson.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Norton, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Rural
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 60%
  • Average ACT27-31
  • Average SAT1180-1350
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology; Arts; Art History; Business; Chemistry; Biology; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Economics; Education; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; Geology; History; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Mathematics; Military Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology/Religion; Urban Studies
  • Full list of majors available: https://wheatoncollege.edu/academics/majors-minors/


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid; Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $72,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field, Women's Athletics / Track and field, Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Field Hockey, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball

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