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Wheaton College (MA) Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 5 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

64% Women
36% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,394)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $43,486)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 49 74 - -
Baseball 31 - - -
Basketball 18 18 - Yes
Field Hockey - 20 - Yes
Lacrosse 34 21 - -
Soccer 24 30 Yes Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Swimming 20 18 - -
Synchronized Swimming - 11 - -
Tennis 10 8 Yes Yes
Volleyball - 14 - Yes
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - - Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.2%
Hispanic 4.3%
Non-resident alien 4.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 7.8%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 75.5%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 8
Property Crime 8

Notable Alumni

  • Catherine Keener (Class of '83), Actress, known for work in "Being John Malkovich," "Death to Smoochy," and "The 40 Year Old Virgin"
  • Christie Todd Whitman (Class of '68), Former governor of New Jersey and EPA administrator
  • Lesley Stahl (Class of '63), Co-editor of "60 Minutes"
  • Chris Denorfia (Class of '02), MLB outfielder
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Nicholas from Loudonville, NY
  • 4
  • The dorms are fairly standard, with liberal housing policies and great dorm communities, especially on upper campus. Highlights of housing include the theme houses, which host campus events.…

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  • Erika from Plymouth, MA
  • 3
  • There are a variety of residential styles that include traditional dorms, both doubles and singles (and the occasional triple), apartments, and suites. There is a sort of social divide between…

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  • Susan from Ludlow, MA
  • 4
  • The rooms are bigger than similar ones in other colleges, but they're not ideal. What I would recommend for an incoming freshmen would be to live in Meadows. It was…

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  • Kylie from Sunapee, NH
  • 3
  • Everybody on each floor gets together just fine, but the floors aren't close enough that they want to spend all their time together. The rooms are AMAZING with huge walk…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Alexa
  • I am a current student here

    The food can get repetitive but it is overall good. I would like to see more of a variety and better flavors on meals.

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  • 3
  • Tonniatarenton
  • I am a current student here

    Dining is by far Wheaton's worst attribute. It's not horrible, but it definitely lacks. If you're willing to walk to upper campus (which isn't bad, it just means you can't be lazy), you can go to Emerson, which has great food. Emerson's limit is its hours, which are rather limited. Chase, the dining hall on lower campus with longer hours, is more of a comfort food hall. Chase Square has good food (pasta, stir fry, a salad bar, a variety of soups, and prepared meals and sides), but Chase Round is a grill with some pizza and leftovers from Chase Square's dinner. Once you know how to work the food system at Wheaton, however, you'll be fine.

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  • 5
  • Kaylin from Westport, CT
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Many vegetarian and vegan offers within the cafeteria. Also, I told somebody I was going to Wheaton and their response was, I once dated a girl from Wheaton. I don't remember the girl, but I remember the food. It was so good!

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  • 3
  • Rachel from Kittery, ME
  • I am a current student here

    Pretty good dining, there are only two dining halls but they do have a couple of student cafes that are open during different parts of the day. They don't have a wide variety of food choices, but they do their best to cater to almost everyone, the food they serve is also pretty good.

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  • 5
  • Alfonso from Brooklyn, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Two on-campus dining halls are available for all students on campus. With unlimited points on every student's meal plan, feel free to visit as many times as your heart desires. And trust me, you will come back for more!

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  • 3
  • Susan from Ludlow, MA
  • I am a current student here

    I personally don't have a huge problem with their food, but I do know that most people do not enjoy the food served in the dining halls. While I recognize that it's certainly not the best food, it's definitely edible and let's face it, it is very convenient not to have to cook your own food. Tip: Emerson dining hall is slightly better then Chase so if you're living on lower campus and are up for the walk (it's a small campus it's really only like a 5 minute walk tops) I highly recommend going there. Tip: You get something called Lyons bucks each semester (about $33 worth) which you can use at the cafes on campus if you're looking for something different. Note - Lyons bucks carry over from fall to spring semester so don't feel like you have to use them all at once, although most people do. Note - Out of the two cafes the one in the new science center is definitely the best!

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  • 2
  • Clare from Wheaton
  • I am a current student here

    The dining hall has to be the only really negative part about Wheaton. The cooked food is bland and cheap tasting. With the cost of tuition, you should expect a better mean plan.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Tonniatarenton
  • I am a current student here

    We don't have Greek Life at Wheaton, but we do have theme houses, which are somewhat similar (though less obnoxious).

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  • 0
  • Alicia from Dominican Republic
  • I am a current student here

    No greek life, but theme houses which focus on representing some activities or moral values to the campus and show them that there are different ways of lifestyles

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