Wheaton College (Norton)

26 E Main St, Norton, MA 2766
Tel: (508)285-7722
Private not-for-profit | 1,627 students
Wheaton's innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum encourages active exploration of the world in all its complexity. With support from faculty, students connect classroom learning with contemporary issues in society, through research, internships, global study and service. The result: outstanding academic achievement. In the past ten years, more than 130 Wheaton students have won prestigious scholarships, including three Rhodes Scholars. Wheaton students become leaders in the communities, professional and personal, in which they live.

School Overview:

Wheaton College (Norton)
CountyBristol County, MA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
160 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,627 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
1,620 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
7 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted60%64%

School Notes:

  • Wheaton offers a challenging liberal arts curriculum leading to a bachelor of arts degree in more than 40 majors and 50 minors. Students choose from over 600 courses in subjects from physics to philosophy, political science to computer science, art history to theater, English to economics. In addition, Wheaton offers highly specialized courses typically found only at large universities.
  • The essence of a Wheaton education lies in the close collaborative relationships that develop between students and faculty. Classes are small. Students know their professors as teachers, advisors, supervisors of research projects and often as friends. The student-faculty ratio is 11-to-1 and the average class size is between 15 and 20, promoting rich intellectual discourse among students and their professors. Often, students collaborate with faculty members on research projects or artistic endeavors such as gallery exhibitions and theatre productions.
  • Wheaton has outstanding facilities to support academic, residential and co-curricular life including a $20 million arts facilities expansion, National Science Foundation-funded digital imaging center, and state-of-the-art library and language labs. The Balfour-Hood Campus Center houses a campus pub, café, game room, fitness center, post office, lounges, media center and videotape editing room, radio station, and meeting space for student clubs and organizations. Wheaton also boasts one of the finest NCAA Division III athletic facilities in New England in its Haas Athletic Center.
  • Wheaton College has begun construction of a new science center project. The Mars Center for Science and Technology is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2011. The cost of the building is approximately $42 million. The project includes the construction of a new, three-story building and the renovation of the existing science building. It will expand facilities for scientific and interdisciplinary scholarship as well as further the college’s Connections Curriculum.
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