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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Most students live on campus. Off campus housing can also be arranged. Smoke-free residence halls bring together students from different class years. Typically, first-year students, sophomores and juniors share doubles, triples or quads; seniors choose between single rooms and doubles. There are themed houses for students who share common interests and want to develop programming that serves the campus and local community.
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.
The college both benefits from and contributes to the quality of life in Norton and the surrounding communities of southeastern Massachusetts and the greater Boston region.
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.
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