Wheelock College

Wheelock College

Wheelock College is a non-profit institute located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded by Lucy Wheelock as a Kindergarten Training School in 1888, and adopted its present name in 1939. Wheelock offers several associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs in arts and sciences, education, youth advocacy, social work and organizational leadership.

Wheelock College participates in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference and the North Atlantic Conference. The college sponsors basketball, cross country and tennis teams, while organizations like the Student Government Association, the Dance Team, Jumpstart, Peabody House Council, and the Math and Science Alliance are all available to students as well.

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Contacting Wheelock College

Wheelock College
200 the Riverway
Boston , MA 02215-4176
General Phone: (617) 879-2000

Wheelock College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching156educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, reading teaching, education courses
Family and Social Work139family studies, family systems, child development, human development and family studies, social work, youth services
Art Studies10visual and performing arts
Liberal Arts5American studies, liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0rehabilitation
Drama and Performing Arts0various performing arts

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16015
Master's degree14912
Post-master's certificate23
Associate's degree02

Wheelock College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wheelock College had a total enrollment of 1,086 students (1,074 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 9%
Women 91%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 66%
Graduate 34%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 8%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 16%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 30%
20-21 27%
22-24 20%
25-29 11%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 2%

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

New Hampshire8%
Rhode Island7%
New York4%
New Jersey1%
(International Students)1%

Wheelock College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %

Wheelock College Room and Board (2007)

Wheelock College offers campus housing for 540 of its 1,074 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, 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.

Wheelock College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal440520
SAT Math420530
SAT Writing430540
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1624
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Wheelock College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 27,205
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 27,205
Room and board $ 10,825
Books and supplies $ 880
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Wheelock College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 222800)

Wheelock College Faculty

Wheelock College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track312
Non-tenured and not on tenure track18

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$86,4006$85,150
Associate professoracademic year9$67,83924$66,354
Assistant professoracademic year1*11$55,409
Instructoracademic year0*5$48,200
All faculty totalacademic year13$71,26246$64,215

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

Wheelock College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Other

Wheelock College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Reading Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Systems
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other
Social Work
Youth Services/Administration

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other

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What Sets Wheelock College Apart:

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