Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 1,600. Located in Norton, Massachusetts, between Boston, and Providence, Rhode Island, Wheaton was founded in 1834 as a female seminary, it remained one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States until men began to be admitted in 1988.

The trustees officially changed the name of the institution to Wheaton College in 1912 after receiving a college charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.Wheaton College is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges by various publications. The student-faculty ratio is 11:1 and the average class size is between 15 and 20. It also has a reputation for athletics, ranking as one of the top NCAA Division III institutions in overall collegiate sports programs.HistoryIn 1834, Eliza Wheaton Strong, the daughter of Judge Laban Wheaton, died at the age of thirty-nine. Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton, the judge's daughter-in-law, persuaded him to memorialize his daughter by founding a female seminary.The family called upon noted women's educator Mary Lyon for assistance in establishing the seminary. Lyon created the first curriculum with the goal that it be equal in quality to those of men's colleges. She also provided the first principal, Eunice Caldwell. Wheaton Female Seminary opened in Norton, Massachusetts on 22 April 1835, with 50 students and three teachers.

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26 E Main St
Norton, 02766

Wheaton College in Massachusetts has produced 7 Olympic Trials qualifiers, over 250 All Americans, 57 DIII National Champions and 8 National Championship titles.

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SOLE Step Team SOLE Step Team
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Norton, 02766

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Wheaton College MA Academic Advising Wheaton College MA Academic Advising
26 E Main St
Norton, 02766

Academic Advising, Accessibility Services and Tutoring available in the Filene Center

Joseph C. Solmonese SPO Joseph C. Solmonese SPO
315 W Main St
Norton, 02766

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26 E Main St
Norton, 02766

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Norton, 02766

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Wheaton College Center for Global Education - MA Wheaton College Center for Global Education - MA
5 Howard St
Norton, 02766

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CMAA New England Chapter CMAA New England Chapter
300 Arnold Palmer Blvd
Norton, 02766-1365

The New England Club Managers Association (NECMA), the Original Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), established in 1914.

Wheaton College Massachusetts Alumni Association Wheaton College Massachusetts Alumni Association
26 East Main Street
Norton, 02766

As members of an association over 18,000 strong, Wheaton's alumnae and alumni continue to count on each other and contribute to the college community.

WIIH Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities WIIH Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities
26 E Main St
Norton, 02766

The Wheaton Institute for the Interdisciplinary Humanities is a faculty-directed, student-centered organization that promotes the interdisciplinary, scholarly and professional value of critically engaged humanistic inquiry.

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