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