Who are we, really? Here are a few facts about us—some interesting tidbits about the Wheaton experience, our campus and our current student body (including a rundown of our latest first-year class).

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Key numbers

Key numbers
Established 1834
Student population 1,700
Academic programs 100+
Norton, Massachusetts, campus 400 acres
Distance from Boston/Providence 35/25 miles
U.S. Liberal Arts College (ranking by Money magazine). Read more. Top 40
Students living on campus (4 years of housing guaranteed) 96%
Success rate for Wheaton graduates, within 6 months outcomes. (See more outcomes*) 95%
Alumni 23,000
Countries where Alumni live 80


Residence halls (including a brand new hall opened in August 2019) 19
Places to dine, including traditional dining hall, grab-and-go and cafés 4
Wheaton’s Innovation Spaces on campus include the Fab Lab, Fiber Lab, Digital Lab, The Shop and more 10
Center for entrepreneurship (Idea Lab) 1
Theaters 2
Art galleries 2
Student-faculty research labs 23+
Telescopes on a rooftop observatory 24
Ponds 1
Competition-ready athletic fields 5
Outdoor tennis courts 7
Athletic center with pool, courts, indoor track and other facilities 1
Discovery Center including research and teaching labs and the state-of-the-art Nursing Suite 1

Educational experience

Educational experience
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
Average class size 15–20
Student internships, funded through Wheaton 200+
Students guaranteed access to internship funding 100%
Study abroad programs in more than 45 countries 100+
Dual-degree programs and degree partnerships with nearby institutions (e.g. communications, engineering) 5
Programs with pre-professional prep and advising (e.g. law, medicine) 12
Number of prestigious scholarships and fellowships won since 2000 (e.g. Rhodes, Fulbright and Watson) 250+
Pieces of artwork and artifacts in the college’s permanent collections 7,000+

Student life

Student life
Student clubs and activities 100+
Men’s and women’s NCAA Division III sports teams 25
Club and intramural sports 13+
U.S. states and foreign countries represented at Wheaton 40/40
Theme houses, where students live around a shared interest such as the outdoors, politics and film/new media 16
Students employed on campus (2022–23) 45%
International Students 5%
Students of color 25%
Female/Male Ratio 64%/36%

First year class profile

New students, Fall 2022
First year class profile
Applications 4,702
Accepted 3,354
Enrolled 524
Men 32%
Women 68%
Domestic Multicultural 26%
International Citizens 4%
States & Territories 28
Countries 22
Mean GPA (unweighted) 3.7


Top Majors/Academic Interests at the point of admission
  1. Psychology
  2. Business
  3. Nursing
  4. Education
  5. Biology
  6. Computer Science
  7. English
  8. Creatiive Writing
  9. Environmental Science
  10. History

*Results based on a knowledge rate of 65% for the classes of 2014 through 2021.