Wabash College

Overview of Wabash College

Wabash College is located in Crawfordsville, IN (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Wabash College is the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Wabash College is known for its programs in art studies, liberal arts, mathematics, science, therapy and counseling.

Wabash College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Wabash College admitted just 49% of applicants in 2007-2008. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 500. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 650.


Wabash College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Wabash College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Body

The school had 917 enrolled students in 2007-2008. A very high share of students at Wabash College are male.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Wabash College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Wabash College values student athletics, and belongs to the North Coast Athletic Conference, North Coast Athletic Conference, North Coast Athletic Conference, North Coast Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"Wabash College educates men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely. Founded in 1832, Wabash College is an independent, liberal arts college for men with an enrollment of 850 students. Its mission is excellence in teaching and learning within a community built on close and caring relationships among students, faculty, and staff. Wabash offers qualified young men a superior education, fostering, in particular, independent intellectual inquiry, critical thought, and clear written and oral expression. The College educates its students broadly in the traditional curriculum of the liberal arts, while also requiring them to pursue concentrated study in one or more disciplines. Wabash emphasizes our manifold, but shared cultural heritage. Our students come from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds; the College helps these students engage these differences and live humanely with them. Wabash also challenges its students to appreciate the changing nature of the global society and prepares them for the responsibilities of leadership and service in it. The College carries out its mission in a residential setting in which students take personal and group responsibility for their actions. Wabash provides for its students an unusually informal, egalitarian, and participatory environment which encourages young men to adopt a life of intellectual and creative growth, self-awareness, and physical activity. The College seeks to cultivate qualities of character and leadership in students by developing not only their analytical skills, but also sensitivity to values, and judgment and compassion required of citizens living in a difficult and uncertain world. We expect a Wabash education to bring joy in the life of the mind, to reveal the pleasures in the details of common experience, and to affirm the necessity for and rewards in helping others"

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Wabash College
301 West Wabash Avenue
Crawfordsville , IN 47933-0352
General Phone: (765) 361-6100

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Wabash College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts102German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, speech and rhetoric, humanities, economics, political science, ...
Religion and Philosophy31philosophy, religion
Science29biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling26psychology
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

Number of programs and degrees for Wabash College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree20420

Wabash College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wabash College had a total enrollment of 917 students (920 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 79%
Black 6%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 43%
20-21 47%
22-24 9%
25-29 0%
30-34 0%

Wabash College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

Wabash College Room and Board (2007)

Wabash College offers campus housing for 852 of its 920 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Crawfordsville, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Wabash College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500620
SAT Math540650
SAT Writing480610
ACT Verbal2128
ACT Math2228
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT86%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT47%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wabash College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,150
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,150
Room and board $ 7,400
Room charge $ 3,300
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,600
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,300

Financial Aid:
Wabash College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 184400)

Wabash College Faculty

Wabash College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1810
Non-tenured and not on tenure track810

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year24$97,1704$99,439
Associate professorcalendar year22$71,1194$68,279
Assistant professorcalendar year24$58,08516$55,920
Instructorcalendar year1*4$52,390
All faculty totalcalendar year71$75,24328$63,398

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wabash College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball North Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball North Coast Athletic Conference
Track North Coast Athletic Conference

Wabash College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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