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Wheaton College Massachusetts is a Top 40, selective, private, co-educational liberal arts and sciences college that educates 1,760 students from 40 US states and 71 countries. Wheaton’s 400-acre campus is located in Norton and with convenient access by commuter rail to Boston (50 minutes) and Providence, Rhode Island (30 minutes). Wheaton offers 100+ majors and minors, the most popular including business and management, economics, political science, English, film & new media, computer science, psychology, neuroscience and biology. Through the “Wheaton Edge”, all students are guaranteed $3,000-$5,000 in funding to support internships and research. Wheaton graduates boast a 97% success rate within six months of graduation.
With an 11:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of 15-20, Wheaton students learn in close proximity to both their professors and their peers. The COMPASS curriculum features a First Year Experience Course, a sophomore year experience, and an academic major. COMPASS gives students the freedom and flexibility to create their own path to success, with personalized advising and faculty mentorship. These may include Global Honors, the Eliza Wheaton Liberal Arts, or the Taylor and Lance Social Justice programs, among many other options. “Classes at Wheaton are challenging and the professors really push us to be better every day. They are friendly and work hard to develop personal relationships with us”, says Shlok Rathod, from Mumbai’s Podar International School.
The classic New England liberal arts and science college campus features a new Science Center, a new first-year student residence hall that opened in August 2019, a recently renovated Dining Hall, and the WiN Hub Center for Entrepreneurship. Social life at Wheaton is vibrant with 100+ clubs and organizations, including a Cricket Club and the South Asia Student Initiative, cultural and arts programs, athletics and sports, speakers, and a range of other social opportunities. Students live on campus for all four years in residence halls and theme houses.
12% of Wheaton’s students are international and a strong Indian and Next Genius community is developing at Wheaton, with five Next Genius scholars enrolled at Wheaton. “I love the size of my college. It’s a small college with a large campus. What I appreciate the most about Wheaton is the balance it offers in terms of classroom learning and extra-curricular engagement on campus. I also love how everyone is happy to be here”, says Anoushka Agrawal of Dhirubhai Ambani International School and a Next Genius scholar on campus.
Wheaton prepares students for the transition to the workforce through the COMPASS curriculum, faculty and staff advising and mentoring, and unparalleled opportunities to develop skill sets and gain practical, hands-on experience through research, internships, and study abroad. Career Services Program, where students visit on day one of college. Since 2000, the college has produced 107 Fulbright, 18 Watson, and 3 Rhodes Scholars.