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Wheaton ranks among top liberal arts colleges in Fulbright Scholars.

Wheaton College continues to rank among the top ten liberal arts colleges in the nation, when it comes to preparing students to win Fulbright Scholarships for advanced study and work abroad.

Wheaton tied for ninth place in the number of students who received Fulbrights in 2011, sharing the spot with Bowdoin, Connecticut and Wellesley colleges, among others, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Institute for International Education, which administers the Fulbright program.

Twelve colleges in Massachusetts made the list; Wheaton ranked fourth among the commonwealth's colleges in the percentage of Fulbright nominees chose for the award, trailing Smith, Babson and Boston colleges, respectively.

This marks the seventh consecutive year that Wheaton has ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges in the production of Fulbright Scholars. Overall, the college's students have won 58 Fulbright awards from 1998 through 2011.

Nadila Yusuf
Nadila Yusuf
Erin Ryan
Erin Ryan
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Kate Cronin
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Amy Broome

 

Four members of the Class of 2011 won Fulbright Scholarships. They are conducting research, studying and teaching English in Argentina, Bangladesh, Oman and Russia.

The success of Wheaton's students in winning the Fulbright reflects the college's broader achievements in preparing young women and men to excel in earning a wide variety of international scholarships. Since 2000, 139 Wheaton graduates have won awards such as the Rhodes, Marshall and Truman scholarships.