Wheelock College

200 Riverway, Boston, MA

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Wheelock College is a nonprofit private institution that has many majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Boston, MA, in a predominantly urban area. Enrollment at Wheelock College exceeds a thousand annually.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Wheelock College offers:

  • Social Work
  • Elementary Education
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Kindergarten and Preschool Education

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to Wheelock College. Scores between 17 - 22 on the ACT or 1320 - 1610 on the SAT are recommended to greatly increase the chance of acceptance. An estimated 70% of all students that applied were admitted at Wheelock College, with 21% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $33,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Wheelock College is the "Wildcats", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs available:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)
  • Softball (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the Wheelock College website to get a complete list of areas of study, programs, student services, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Wheelock College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Wheelock College has a total student population of about 1,200. The student body is made up of 69% undergraduate students and 19% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $36,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,000 to $1,200 per unit
  • The estimated cost for on campus housing and meals is around $17,000

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$19,612
Receiving Student Loans81%$9,649
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Wheelock College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Wheelock College is around 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years46%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1993)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Wheelock College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (363)
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Wheelock College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism


Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation


    Public Administration and Social Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

    Data Disclaimer

    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Wheelock College for official up-to-date information.

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