Wheaton College Norton

Wheaton College Norton

Wheaton College Norton, located in Massachusetts, was established in 1834. This four year college, which sits on over 400 acres, offers programs leading to bachelor's degrees. The college has over 50 different study programs such as music, dance, women studies, biochemistry and computer science.

The athletics department of Wheaton College fields teams for a number of intercollegiate sports such as baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming as well as track and field events. The college offers financial aid to deserving students in the form of institutional scholarships such as the Balfour Scholarship, the Trustee Scholarship and the Community Scholarship.

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Wheaton College
26 E Main St
Norton , MA 02766
General Phone: (508) 285-7722

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Wheaton College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts213American studies, Asian studies, Russian studies, French studies, German studies, Italian studies, area studies, Hispanic-American studies, women's studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling59psychology, psychobiology
Science37biology, biochemistry, astronomy, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts24fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy13philosophy, religion
Mathematics9mathematics, mathematics and statistics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts7theater history and criticism, stagecraft
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree36944

Wheaton College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wheaton College had a total enrollment of 1,657 students (1,663 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 44%
20-21 49%
22-24 7%
25-29 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York13%
New Hampshire6%
Rhode Island4%
(International Students)3%
State unknown2%
New Jersey2%

Wheaton College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 88 %

Wheaton College Room and Board (2007)

Wheaton College offers campus housing for 1,474 of its 1,663 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Wheaton College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wheaton College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 38,980
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 38,980
Room and board $ 9,150
Room charge $ 4,830
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,320
Books and supplies $ 940
Other expenses $ 1,060

Financial Aid:
Wheaton College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 222700)

Wheaton College Faculty

Wheaton College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2317
Non-tenured and not on tenure track717

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$107,90621$99,804
Associate professoracademic year22$78,11718$75,543
Assistant professoracademic year24$59,62222$57,348
Instructoracademic year2*9$44,535
All faculty totalacademic year74$81,79970$73,116

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

Wheaton College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Baseball New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Track New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Wheaton College Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology, Other
Area Studies, Other
Asian Studies/Civilization
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Studies
German Language and Literature
German Studies
Hispanic-American,Puerto Rican & Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

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

Therapy And Counseling
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
Psychology, General

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