Wabash College campus

Overview

Applicants
1,259
Acceptance Rate
70%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
25%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 600
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 590
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Action
December 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
103
with Terminal Degree
97

68
Men
35
Women
13
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Spanish and Iberian Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Applied Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Students Say

Intellectually and individually, Wabash College students live by “The Gentleman’s Rule,” which challenges “students to become a man who acts responsibly, thinks critically, leads effectively, and lives humanely.” One of only three remaining all-male liberal arts colleges in the U.S., Wabash students say that “tradition is in our blood” and “Wabash turns boys into men.” “Wabash College is all about building men of character,” as well as “dedicated to instilling gentlemanly values into its students.” They genuinely appreciate the “personal attention from educators” facilitated by a small (around 900 students) school, meaning “the teacher/student connection is very strong.” It provides “a whole experience of education rather than a specialization in a single field,” in which the “top-notch” professors “often stress the “why” much more than the “what” of their material.” The “course work is rigorous, but the professors usually give you every opportunity to succeed and learn as much as possible.” “My professors are all incredibly knowledgeable about not only their subject, but other worldly matters that they bring into the classroom,” and students are “continually amazed by” their “encyclopedic knowledge, as well as their remarkable ability to articulate abstract concepts in a concrete and precise way.” “I enjoy class so much that I loathe to miss even 5 minutes.” “At Wabash there is a strong bond between students, faculty, and alumni, which is rooted in tradition and excellence,” and this helps students look toward the future: Wabash attracts many for its “strong alumni network,” high “graduate school acceptance rates,” and “incredible” “job opportunities.” Students believe the college’s “academic rigor…will help me succeed later in life” in the way it “focuses on educating men to lead active, influential lives” and on “breeding passion about the school and about life and learning.” “The unique environment of the Wabash classroom allows the conversation to flow freely…This educational environment spills over into the everyday conversation.” Certainly “Wabash is about hard work in the classroom” and “studying your butt off,” but the professors help you get through anything. The school’s “very large endowment” from alumni makes a positive impact on student resources like “alumni, the Career Services, the facilities (athletic and academic), registration,” as well as the all-important “financial aid.”

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Bill Wheeler
President, The Americas, MetLife Inc.

David Kendall
President and Senator Clinton's Attorney

Kevin Clifford
President and CEO of American Funds

James A. Davlin
Treasurer, General Motors

Pete Metzelaars
Retired 16-year NFL Tight End; NFL Assistant Coach

Jeremy Bird
Natl. Field Dir. of Obama Presidential Campaign; Principal, 270 Strategies

Jeff Perkins
Vice President, Human Resources, SpaceX

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
72%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$44,700

Median Mid-Career Salary
$94,800

Return on Education (ROE) rating
88

Students Say

The alumni support from Wabash “is amazing”; many “have?high ranking and prestigious positions and love reaching out to?the students offering different internship and job opportunities.” The Schroeder Center for Career Development help students to?take full advantage of the “boundless career opportunities” that a Wabash education offers, bringing in recruiters, offering professional development workshops, and connecting students with peer advisors. There are a number of unique services through the office: the Career Test Drives program allows students to try out different careers via first-hand experience (typically shadowing alumni); the Bash Bunks program helps students to find short-term housing with alumni; and the Suit Yourself Program lets students borrow all of the dress clothes they need for interviews and events free of charge.

Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 15
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile

Bottom Line

Few students pay the full cost of attendance at Wabash. Most students receive generous aid packages in the form of loans and scholarships, drastically offsetting the price. Therefore, most undergraduates pay just a fraction of the estimated $47,900 cost to attend (which includes $37,100 tuition and $9,130 for room and board, plus other expenses.)

Bang For Your Buck

The school can afford to distribute aid generously. Admissions are based on academic ability, not ability to pay. At Wabash, nearly 100 percent of student financial need is met. Merit-based aid is also plentiful. Wabash’s Top-10 Scholarship Program provides fouryear, renewable, merit-based scholarships to students who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class. Famously, the school offers $2.5 million worth of competitive academic scholarships on its Honor Scholarship Weekend, during which students travel to the school to take a series of competitive exams with other prospective students. There are also merit-based scholarships for students who demonstrate exceptional character and excellence in leadership, such as the Lilly Award, which covers the full cost of tuition and room and board.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,485

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,621

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,919

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,734

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
88%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$22,090

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,100
Required Fees
$650
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
926
Out of State
25%

International
8%
Foreign Countries Represented
8

Demographics

1.40%
Asian
6.40%
African-American
6.86%
Hispanic
80.35%
Caucasian
1.16%
Unknown
7.56%
International

25% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Students Say

Wabash’s small “tight knit community” feels like a “close brotherhood” to its students, and one “that supports one another through good times and bad times.” “The lack of women on campus is a tradition loved and hated by every student, resulting in heated debates with an unfailing conclusion of maintaining the status quo.” The “typical” Wabash student might be “a smart jock” who is “outgoing, athletic, and competitive” with a “strong work ethic.” On such a small campus, “it is impossible to be invisible,” and “students, on average, fit in and treat one another respectfully.” “Fraternity life is very popular, with high participation in Intramurals,” and “a large amount of students play sports here.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
86%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Students Say

One student sums up Wabash as a “positive…environment in which students are allowed and encouraged to hold one another accountable.” Students care about values as well as work and fun, and “people are constantly thinking about their future lives after college.” It’s still an all-male college, so “people think about girls. And beer. But mostly girls.” That said, many find that their single-sex education “leads to a deeper discussion without any distractions” during the week, and “on the weekends it feels similar to a co-ed campus and other co-ed schools are not far away.” “Wabash is not the craziest party school in the state, certainly, but partying is a big part of life here.” “This place is seriously beautiful,” and “we have some of the greatest school spirit I have ever seen.” Wabash’s alumni support enriches this: “Our alumni care about this school so much…our athletic center is great, over half of our students play in NCAA sports, we are nearly guaranteed a immersion learning opportunity, and our career services is one of the best in the nation.”

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
75
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

53% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

42% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Little Giants)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports ()
0 Sports


Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Gender Issues Committee shOUT Club for GLBT

Minority Support Groups: Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies Multicultural Concerns Committee Unidos Por Sangre

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
18

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Discount agreements with Dell, HP, and Apple.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mary Towell
Visit Coordinator

Address
PO Box 352
410 W. Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

Phone
765-361-6225

Email
towellm@wabash.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Allen Athletics and Recreation Center
Wabash Chapel
Fine Arts Center
Sparks Student Center
1832 Brew Coffee Shop
Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ben-Hur Museum, home of Lew Wallace, aut
Lane Place, home of Henry S. Lane, state
Shades State Park - 15 miles away
Turkey Run State Park - 20 miles away
Sugar Creek Canoe Trips

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
5
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
765-361-6225

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
towellm@wabash.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Wabash does not have summer classes.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Wabash representatives will pick up visitors and return them to the Indianapolis International Airport, which is 45 miles from campus. Wabash will also pick up students from the Crawfordsville train and bus stations.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the East: I-74W to Exit 34. Turn right on US 231. From the West: I-74 to Exit 34. Turn right on US231. From the North: I-65 to US 231, south to Crawfordsville. Turn west onto W. Wabash Avenue. From the South: I-70 to US 231 north to Crawfordsville. Turn west onto W. Wabash Avenue.

Local Accommodations
Accommodations in area are: Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Days Inn, Ramada Limited