Wheaton was founded in 1834 as a female seminary and chartered as a four-year liberal arts college in 1912. The college became coeducational in 1988, and its Phi Beta Kappa chapter was established in 1932. On July 15, 2014, Dennis M. Hanno became Wheaton’s eighth president.
The open spirit of inquiry is reflected in our curriculum, which emphasizes connections among traditional academic disciplines. With more than 600 courses, 47 majors and 59 minors you will find plenty of opportunities to discover how the arts and sciences, humanities and social sciences complement each other. At Wheaton, artists dig into chemistry, biologists delve into literature, historians incorporate the findings of social psychology to better understand the past.
Wheaton's faculty are constantly engaged in original research, and for years Wheaton students of many disciplines have contributed to this work.The Office of Institutional Research & Assessment (OIRA) supports the realization of Wheaton College’s strategic vision through the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information in support of assessment, enrollment management, planning and decision-making.
The staff at Career Services and the Wheaton Community as a whole is available to answer your questions, facilitate your career education, connect you to career mentors and help you to make the most of your Wheaton education, but you have to take the initiative.
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Students may apply for a specific housing accommodation due to a medical, psychological, or disability related conditions. Applications are reviewed on a case by case basis by a committee comprised of a representative from Residential Life, Accessibility Services, the Counseling Center, and the office of Health and Wellness.
Madeleine Clark Wallace Library provides a myriad of services, technologies, and spaces central to and in support of the educational mission of Wheaton College. We are also the largest student employer on campus.
Wheaton has arrangements with a variety of vendors that may get you discounts on technology:
There is no “universal” healthcare in the United States, also referred to as “national” healthcare. Americans purchase their own insurance with a private insurance company either on their own or through an employer. As an international student, you will need to do the same. Either on your own or through your institution.
Let's face it. Eating and sleeping are two of life's biggest joys. So where you live and what you eat are a big part of college life. Relax. A great mix of folks live and learn together here in residential spaces that are as interesting as you are. And the food? There is plenty from which to choose at two student dining halls, a cafe, pub, student-run coffee house and local restaurants.
Our extensive recreational facilities include the Haas Athletic Center, the Clark Center and the recently renovated fitness center in the Balfour-Hood Center. You can take advantage of basketball and tennis courts, Selectorized/Nautilus circuit, plated-loaded machines, a 200-meter track and a 25-yard or 25-meter swimming pool. Outdoor facilities include a running and walking path, lighted tennis and basketball courts and playing fields. Throughout the year, we also sponsor a variety of fitness classes and activities—from kickboxing to pilates.
So you think you can dance, sing, debate, save the world?At Wheaton College you can find ways to do it all. (Saving the world might be a bit challenging, but there are plenty of opportunities to try). Take your pick from more than 100 student-run clubs and organizations or start your own.
Wheaton College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which renewed the college's accreditation on July 1, 2010.