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Wheelock College

"Idealistic Wheelock College is on a mission: "to improve the quality of life for children and their families," and it emphasizes community activism in addition to its liberal arts and professional programs. The innovative Wheelock Family Theatre produces bang-up shows, keeps ticket prices low, and each play is simultaneously interpreted in Sign Language."

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Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Master's University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science

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"Idealistic Wheelock College is on a mission: "to improve the quality of life for children and their families," and it emphasizes community activism in addition to its liberal arts and professional programs. The innovative Wheelock Family Theatre produces bang-up shows, keeps ticket prices low, and each play is simultaneously interpreted in Sign Language."

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Since 1888, Wheelock College has been providing a transformational education to students passionate about making the world a better place--especially for children and families.

While most of our students elect to work in the helping professions of education, social work, child life, and juvenile justice and youth advocacy, many pursue, and make exceptional contributions to, a wide variety of professions.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 880
Gender 12% Male / 88% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 92% Full Time / 8% Part Time
Geography 68% In State / 32% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 31% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 52%
Multi-racial 2%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Ethnicity Unknown 21%
Black or African American 11%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $100.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. No cars. No pets.

70% of students live on-campus.

91% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • Choral Groups
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring writing center pre-admission summer program
  • Computer Services: computer center, dorms, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates minority students services women's services
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration double major independent study internships liberal arts/career combination teacher certification visiting/exchange student program honors program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Human Development and Family Studies (21%), Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching (17%), Social Work (12%), Elementary Education and Teaching (11%), Early Childhood Education and Teaching (5%), Youth Services/Administration (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the United States and its Pre-Columbian and colonial predecessors, and including the flow of immigrants from other societies.

Job Opportunities:

Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the culture and development of an area, an ethnic group, or any other group, such as Latin American studies, women's studies, or urban affairs. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the visual and performing arts and that may prepare individuals in any of the visual artistic media or performing disciplines.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

Any instructional program in visual and performing arts not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to teach students ranging in age from infancy through eight years (grade three), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in the elementary grades, which may include kindergarten through grade eight, depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all elementary education subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

A program that prepares individuals to teach students in formal settings prior to beginning regular elementary school, usually ranging in age from three to six years (or grade one), depending on the school system or state regulations. Includes preparation to teach all relevant subject matter.

Job Opportunities:

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification.

A general program that focuses on the design and provision of teaching and other educational services to children or adults with special learning needs or disabilities, and that may prepare individuals to function as special education teachers. Includes instruction in diagnosing learning disabilities, developing individual education plans, teaching and supervising special education students, special education counseling, and applicable laws and policies.

Job Opportunities:

Special Education Teachers, Preschool
Teach preschool school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
Teach elementary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Middle School
Teach middle school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School
Teach secondary school subjects to educationally and physically handicapped students. Includes teachers who specialize and work with audibly and visually handicapped students and those who teach basic academic and life processes skills to the mentally impaired.
Special Education Teachers, All Other
All special education teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the professional practice of social welfare administration and counseling, and that focus on the study of organized means of providing basic support services for vulnerable individuals and groups. Includes instruction in social welfare policy; case work planning; social counseling and intervention strategies; administrative procedures and regulations; and specific applications in areas such as child welfare and family services, probation, employment services, and disability counseling.

Job Opportunities:

Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Marriage and Family Therapists
Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective, or behavioral, within the context of marriage and family systems. Apply psychotherapeutic and family systems theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed nervous and mental disorders.
Counselors, All Other
All counselors not listed separately.
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.
Healthcare Social Workers
Provide individuals, families, and groups with the psychosocial support needed to cope with chronic, acute, or terminal illnesses. Services include advising family care givers, providing patient education and counseling, and making referrals for other services. May also provide care and case management or interventions designed to promote health, prevent disease, and address barriers to access to healthcare.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
Assess and treat individuals with mental, emotional, or substance abuse problems, including abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drugs. Activities may include individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, case management, client advocacy, prevention, and education.
Social Workers, All Other
All social workers not listed separately.
Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
Provide social services to assist in rehabilitation of law offenders in custody or on probation or parole. Make recommendations for actions involving formulation of rehabilitation plan and treatment of offender, including conditional release and education and employment stipulations.
Social Work Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in social work. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to plan, manage, and implement social services for children, youth, and families. Includes instruction in child development and psychology, adolescence, family studies, social work, social services administration, juvenile and family law, program and facilities planning, youth leadership, counseling, probation, casework, applicable procedures and regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.

Bachelor's

Any program in mathematics not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the intellectual, social, emotional, and biological development of children and the planning and design of related human services. Includes instruction in parent-child relations, parenting practices, special needs of children, parental and environmental influences on child development, external support services, and related public policy issues.

Job Opportunities:

Farm and Home Management Advisors
Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.

Any instructional program in communication and media studies not listed above.

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of psychological counseling, involving the rendering of therapeutic services to individuals and groups experiencing psychological problems and exhibiting distress symptoms. Includes instruction in counseling theory, therapeutic intervention strategies, patient/counselor relationships, testing and assessment methods and procedures, group therapy, marital and family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, supervised counseling practice, ethical standards, and applicable regulations.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the psychological growth and development of individuals from infancy through adulthood. Includes instruction in cognitive and perceptual development, emotional development, personality development, the effects of biological maturation on behavior, theories of cognitive growth and related research methods, testing and assessment methods for different age levels, research on child and adolescent behavior therapy, and the psychology of aging.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on basic human developmental and behavioral characteristics of the individual within the context of the family. Includes instruction in the conditions that influence human growth and development; strategies that promote growth and development across the life span; and the study of family systems.

Job Opportunities:

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 65
Student : Faculty Ratio 11 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 24 : 75
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 53
Tenure Track Faculty 13
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 32

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Biology 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Calculus AB 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Environmental Science 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Human Geography 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Psychology 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Spanish Language and Culture 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP United States Government and Politics 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP United States History 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP World History 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Acceptance Rate: 73.2% accepted of 1,570 applications

65% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
32% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
10% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 25
English18 - 25
Math18 - 24
 
SATMath450 - 540
Reading440 - 550
Writing450 - 540

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Application Essay

Important: Volunteer Work, Extracurricular Activities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Recommendations, Work Experience

Also Considered: Talent Ability, Interview, Standardized Test Scores, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 0
Science 2 0
Science Lab 1 0
Social Studies 2 0

Other Application Information: Highest Section Scores Across Test Dates SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $29,617 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $23,864
$30K-$48K $26,135
$48K-$75K $29,589
$75K-$110K $31,697
$110K+ $31,869

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $30,755, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $30,755 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,125 Same as On-Campus
Housing $13,200 $13,200
Books $880 $880
Total (before financial aid) $45,960 $45,960

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 80% $5,765
Federal Scholarships/Grants 31% $4,945
Institutional Grants 100% $13,896
Other Federal Grants 25% $1,039
Other Loans 16% $17,502
Pell Grants 31% $4,124
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 25% $1,899
Student Loans 80% $9,251

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.wheelock.edu/admissions/financial-aid-undergraduate.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.wheelock.edu/price.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

45% of students graduated on time.

54% of students graduated in six years.

66% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Wheelock College participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Soccer David Ulm (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Tba (Get recruited )
Basketball Matt LeVangie (Get recruited )
Tennis Tba (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Wole Oke (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Track and Field and Cross Country Matt LeVangie (Get recruited )
Softball Cassidy Hardy (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Elizabeth Sullivan (Get recruited )
Field Hockey Rachael Johnson (Get recruited )
Soccer Chambi Sey (Get recruited )
Basketball Ganiyat Adeduntan (Get recruited )

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#48 Regional Universities Overall Score
#69 Regional Universities
#79 Regional Universities North Rankings

WalletHub

#132 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#3 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#5 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#14 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#45 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#58 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
#346 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#357 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#403 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#472 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#504 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
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