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General Information
26 E Main St
Norton , Massachusetts 02766-2322

Disability Resource Office

Filene Center for Academic Advising and Career Services
26 E Main St
Norton, MA 02766-2322
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About Wheaton College

Wheaton College, located in Norton, Massachusetts, is a private, not-for-profit university that has been providing a high-quality education for over 180 years. With a commitment to academic excellence and a strong focus on liberal arts education, Wheaton College has established itself as a prominent institution in the state.

As a private university, Wheaton College offers a personalized academic experience for its students. With a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, students have the opportunity to engage with their professors on a more intimate level. This close-knit environment fosters a collaborative and supportive learning atmosphere, encouraging students to actively participate in their education.

Founded in 1834, Wheaton College has a rich history. Its picturesque campus spans over 400 acres and includes a variety of modern and historic buildings. The college offers a diverse range of undergraduate programs, with over 40 majors and 50 minors to choose from. Students can explore a wide range of disciplines, including the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences.

One notable aspect of Wheaton College is its dedication to interdisciplinary studies. The college encourages students to think critically and creatively by combining different academic disciplines to gain a broader perspective on complex issues. This approach prepares students to tackle real-world challenges and adapt to an ever-changing global society.

In addition to strong academic programs, Wheaton College prides itself on providing a vibrant campus life. Students have access to various extracurricular activities, including student clubs and organizations, intramural sports, and community service opportunities. The college also hosts a wide range of cultural events, performances, and lectures, enriching the overall college experience.

Situated in Norton, Massachusetts, Wheaton College enjoys a charming and peaceful setting, while still being in close proximity to major cities. Norton has a rich New England history and offers a quaint small-town atmosphere that students can appreciate. The college’s location provides easy access to Boston, which is just 30 miles away, offering students countless opportunities for internships, cultural experiences, and job prospects.

Surrounded by natural beauty, students at Wheaton College can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, or exploring nearby state parks. The campus itself showcases beautifully landscaped gardens and fields, providing a serene and picturesque backdrop for the college community.

With its rich history, commitment to academic excellence, and vibrant campus life, Wheaton College offers students a well-rounded educational experience. Through its focus on liberal arts education, interdisciplinary studies, and the cultivation of critical thinking skills, students are prepared to become lifelong learners and global citizens. Coupled with its beautiful surroundings and close proximity to major cities, Wheaton College creates an environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and personally.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations