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Wabash College is a private institution that was founded in 1832. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 910, its setting is city, and the campus size is 62 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wabash College's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 56. Its tuition and fees are $33,950 (2012-13).
As one of three remaining all-men’s liberal arts colleges in the country, Wabash College is a minority. This is also one of its biggest selling points, as the college insists this aspect of the school promotes intense focus on academics. At the college, nearly 40 percent of the student body competes in varsity sports and more than 80 percent participates in intramural or club sports. Known as the Little Giants, Wabash is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III. With an enrollment of fewer than 1,000 students, the college promotes cohesion among the student body and requires that students live on campus during their first two years at the school. Greek life is very popular and about half of the students participate in the fraternity program. Those looking for programs and activities outside of athletics and Greek life can choose from the more than 60 on-campus organizations, ranging from national service organizations to debate clubs. Students hoping to experience a larger city are only an hour outside of Indianapolis, the largest city in Indiana and its state capital.
Although Wabash requires students to live on campus their first two years, freshmen can opt to forgo residence housing and live in their respective fraternity’s house from their very first day at school. Known as one of the best rivalries in college football, Wabash competes against DePauw University for the right to keep or reclaim the Monon Bell, a 300-pound locomotive bell. Despite not having traditional journalism courses or advisers, Wabash students still produce a daily newspaper called The Bachelor, which has garnered more than 20 journalism awards. Notable alumni include Bob Charles, Sr., the inventor of the McDonald’s Happy Meal, and Oscar-winning actor Dean Jagger.
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Wabash college is a private liberal arts college that educates men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively and live humanely. Wabash is a student-centered institution governed entirely by the Gentleman's Rule, which calls for students to conduct themselves at all times as gentlemen and responsible citizens. Nearly three-quarters of all Wabash students will study off campus, either as part of an Immersion Learning course or in a traditional semester abroad program. Wabash's broad-based liberal arts curriculum prepares men for law, medical, and graduate schools, and internships help men prepare for business careers. Over 70 percent of graduating seniors will have worked in a paid internship. There are new programs in Asian Studies, Dual Engineering, and Business Leadership.
|School type||private, men's college|
When applying to Wabash College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline and the early decision deadline are December 1 and November 15, respectively. The application fee at Wabash College is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||62.9%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Wabash College is 11:1, and the school has 81.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wabash College include: Social Sciences; Philosophy and Religious Studies; History; Mathematics and Statistics; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 85.8 percent.
Wabash College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 910, with a gender distribution of 100.0 percent male students and 0.0 percent female students. At this school, 86.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 14.0 percent of students live off campus. Wabash College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Wabash College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Wabash College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Wabash College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wabash College.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Wabash College, 81.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,950.
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|Tuition and fees||$33,950 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$8,300 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data