Wheelock College

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200 The Riverway

Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 879-2000
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#69 Overall Score: 48 out of 100. Regional Universities (North)

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Wheelock College is a private institution that was founded in 1888. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 903, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 6 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wheelock College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 69. Its tuition and fees are $31,880 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The Wheelock Compact is an expression of the common purpose shared between the College and its students. It is an agreement we make with each other to engage, connect and act in ways that will inspire a world of good.

What you bring. You bring your passion and potential to lead and serve others. You bring your values and your desire to shape your own path. You bring your commitment to doing your best work, as you set your sights on changing the world.

What we offer. We offer an intimate, diverse teaching and learning community within a dynamic urban setting. We provide the academic grounding and real-world experiences you need in your chosen field. We are focused on social justice, engaged in the wider world, and committed to your success.

What you will become. You will become a more confident, knowledgeable, capable advocate for change, prepared to serve, lead and succeed in a variety of careers. You will value learning, growth and opportunity as keys to a sustainable society. You will inspire a world of good.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1888
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $42,789,157


When applying to Wheelock College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is December 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Wheelock College is $15. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 69.2 percent and an early acceptance rate of 92.9 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 69.2%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Wheelock College is 8:1, and the school has 69.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wheelock College include: Human Development and Family Studies, General; Social Work; Elementary Education and Teaching; Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching; and Early Childhood Education and Teaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 70.8 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 8:1
4-year graduation rate 53%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Human Development and Family Studies, General 25%
Social Work 22%
Elementary Education and Teaching 10%
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching 9%
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 6%

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Student Life

Wheelock College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 903, with a gender distribution of 9.4 percent male students and 90.6 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus. Wheelock College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,361
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Wheelock College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. Wheelock 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). Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Wheelock College.

Students who have cars on campus 0%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Wheelock College, 84.2 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $16,565.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

Tuition and fees $31,880 (2013-14)
Room and board $13,200 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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