Wheaton College

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Wheaton College
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Motto"That They May Have Life and Have it Abundantly"
TypePrivate
Established1834; 186 years ago (1834) as a female seminary, 1912 chartered as a four-year women's college
Endowment$212.9 million (2019)[1]
PresidentDennis M. Hanno
Academic staff
140
Undergraduates1,750
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban, Residential
Athletics21 sports teams
NicknameLyons
Websitewww.wheatoncollege.edu
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Wheaton College is a private liberal arts college in Norton, Massachusetts. Wheaton was founded in 1834 as a female seminary. The trustees officially changed the name of the Wheaton Female Seminary to Wheaton College in 1912 after receiving a college charter from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It remained one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States until men began to be admitted in 1988. It enrolls approximately 1,750 students.

Wheaton College has a strong reputation for athletics, ranking as one of the top NCAA Division III institutions in overall collegiate sports programs.

  1. ^ As of June 30, 2019. "U.S. and Canadian 2019 NTSE Participating Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2019 Endowment Market Value, and Percentage Change in Market Value from FY18 to FY19 (Revised)". National Association of College and University Business Officers and TIAA. Retrieved September 26, 2020.

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