Would you like to share your Wheaton pride at social events, work functions, in the elevator, or with the complete stranger you sat next to on the plane?

If so, we are here to arm you with the tools you need to be an expert on all things Wheaton. In this section, you will find a wide variety of materials—from key messages to a Wheaton “Event in a Box” to animated gifs to send to your classmates.

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How can I brush up on Wheaton’s overall strategy?

Review the college’s Strategic Plan.

Learn more about our brand idea: Igniting the spark of possibility

Practice our elevator pitch: Wheaton College in Massachusetts consists of 1,700 liberal arts and science students creating innovative solutions to big challenges, and acting on them.

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What are the college’s key messages and proof points?

Progressive education with timeless values

  • Founded in 1834 as a women’s seminary
  • College charter in 1912
  • Co-ed in 1988
  • Top 50 U.S. Liberal Arts School according to the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education
  • Ranked a “best value” college by U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review, Money, Kiplinger and Forbes

Connected to each other and to the world in ideas and action

  • Student body represents 40 states and 50 countries
  • 6% international
  • 27% U.S. students of color
  • 224% first-generation
  • 21 NCAA Division III athletic teams and 13 club sports

Liberal arts unbound

  • Rich tradition of blending liberal arts and sciences with co-curricular leadership
  • Innovative opportunities, including Compass curriculum, experiential and interdisciplinary learning, innovation makerspaces and social entrepreneurship programs
  • Wheaton Edge guarantees funding for an internship, research, leadership or other experiential opportunity

Thoughtful risk-takers at home and around the world

  • 100+ study abroad programs in 50+ countries, including a unique program in Bhutan
  • Year-long, semester-long or short-term faculty-led study abroad options
  • 55% of Wheaton students study abroad, of which 25% intern or do independent research while abroad

Where the community inspires and potential thrives

  • 11:5 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 100+ student organizations
  • 96% of students live on campus

Empowering students to pursue their passions

  • 100+ majors and minors
  • Ability to construct an independent major
  • 25% of students graduate with a double major

Connections and confidence for life

  • 97% of students found their first job, enrolled in graduate school, participated in a service initiative, or won a fellowship within six months of graduation
  • Network of more than 19,000 alumni
  • More than 250 students have won either a Fulbright, Rhodes, Watson or similar postgraduate fellowship since 2000

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How can I volunteer?

Learn how to get involved and help shape Wheaton’s future.

Are there any events I can attend or can I pull together my own Wheaton gathering?

Visit our page of upcoming events or request for Wheaton’s “Event in a Box”.

How can I share my Wheaton Pride via social media?

Visit our social media page to learn where to share your favorite #WheatonMA content, how to use a Wheaton cover photo or how to send a Roary gif to your classmates.

How can I support Wheaton financially?

Become a Partner in Philanthropy to support funding priorities at Wheaton, such as:

  • The Wheaton Fund: Achieving higher levels of current-use support—sustaining growth in donors and dollars
  • Compass Curriculum: An academic experience with enhanced advising that connects the student’s passions to fulfilling personal and professional lives
  • Students:  A robust financial aid program and guaranteed internship funding to give every deserving student access to the Wheaton experience
  • Faculty: World-class professors—recognized leaders in their fields—who serve as teachers, advisers, and mentors

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