“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


9/20/2018 @ 8:15 AM

Name of College:

Wheaton College

Name of Representative:

Anna Jardine

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: 5082863852, Cell: 7742650297

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Jill Stein

Christie Todd Whitman

Dear World

David Ortiz (baseball graduation ceremony)

Tom Sanderson (commencement speaker)

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

Almost 100%

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Center for Social Justice and Community Impact, New First-Year residence hall is under construction, WIN (Wheaton Innovates Now) Hub

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

The Wheaton Edge - funding for unpaid internships and research ($3,000 domestic and $5,000 international)

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?


What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

20 miles from Providence, RI and 40 miles from Boston, MA.

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

45 minutes by car

What are your most popular majors?

Business and Management, Psychology, Biology, Economics, Neuroscience, Political Science

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Film and New Media Studies, Public Health (New)

What majors are you hoping to grow?


Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?


Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?


If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

Recommended - primarily conducted on campus by current seniors or admission counselors.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?


What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

More than 65% of Wheaton students receive some sort of need-based financial aid.

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

  • Very diverse mix of students.
  • Very community based. Everyone lives on campus.
  • Lots of leadership opportunities
  • Engaged in class discussions.
  • Test Optional