Students Say

A “small, personalized, rigorous, elite institution” with an all-male student body, “Wabash College is a powerful small school that changes lives.” In a word, Wabash is all about “tradition.” The men here “live by a Wabash motto: ’Think Critically, Act Responsibly, Live Humanely, and Lead Effectively.’” With a “95 percent acceptance rate into law school and a 90 percent acceptance rate into medical school,” academics here are nothing to shake a stick at. Wabash is “a very challenging academic environment,” “but you are provided with every opportunity needed to succeed and excel.”

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
500 - 600
SAT Math
520 - 640
ACT Composite
22 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Level of applicant's interest

Overall

Students Say

A “small, personalized, rigorous, elite institution” with an all-male student body, “Wabash College is a powerful small school that changes lives.” In a word, Wabash is all about “tradition.” The men here “live by a Wabash motto: ’Think Critically, Act Responsibly, Live Humanely, and Lead Effectively.’” With a “95 percent acceptance rate into law school and a 90 percent acceptance rate into medical school,” academics here are nothing to shake a stick at. Wabash is “a very challenging academic environment,” “but you are provided with every opportunity needed to succeed and excel.” Students flock here for the “devoted alumni network, strong, academically focused Greek system, small classes, personal professors, [and] emphasis on reading and writing.” “One of the best things about Wabash is the opportunities it provides.” The campus boasts “a state-of-the-art athletic center, an incredibly supportive faculty and staff, and an extensive alumni network.” “Whether you strive for academic, athletic, community, or professional success, Wabash provides the means to achieve your goals.” Professors here “are, generally speaking, the biggest selling point for Wabash.” “They are world-class teachers [and] researchers.” When not teaching, “professors are nearly always available, and most departments have a tutoring center led by upperclassmen open every night of the week if you need assistance.” “Many of the professors are also active in the social life of the school and can be seen tailgating with students before games or participating in different student-run clubs.” All members of this unique community tout the understanding that Wabash College “is a school where boys come to become men, and men come to become gentlemen.”

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
93%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
91
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
$22,633

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 Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
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

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)
No

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

A typical Wabash student “is an athlete who is willing to work long hours to get good grades.” “Studious, eager to learn and to get work done, [and] serious about school,” students here are “almost treated like peers by professors.” “Everyone at Wabash works very hard and benefits from the rigorous academic requirements.” “Lower-class to upper-class backgrounds allow for a variety of perspectives and previous educations.” Regardless of where they hail from, “students embrace the backgrounds of their classmates and work together to learn.” Some say, “It’s an all-male college, but that’s where the universal attributes end.” “There could stand to be some more ethnic diversity”; however, others say, “I think that’s got more to with self-selection than anything else.” “The library is packed Sunday through Thursday evening”; on the weekends, everyone “cuts loose and hangs out with friends.” The most dominant social factor “is fraternity, followed by sports.” The typical student is “from the Midwest, plays a sport, and will be going into business or grad school after graduation.”

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

Overview

Students Say

The campus as a whole “is incredibly intimate.” “The depth of the relationships between students and faculty is incredible.” Furthermore, “the type of scholastic discourse that takes place both within and outside of the classroom is unparalleled.” The school has a strict “honesty policy, which most, if not everybody, take seriously.” Must hold fast to the credo that “what makes this place special [is] the life blood of our school: exceptional men who wish to learn and lead.” “We work hard at classes five days a week, but the upperclassmen often make time to go to the Neon Cactus at Purdue on Thursday.” “Friday and Saturday are devoted to releasing the stress from the week with a lot of cold beer.” “In the warm months, we grill outside and have drinks with professors. In the cold months, we hang out in the fraternity house talking about movies, or world events, or what the pledges did last week.” The academic buildings are built around a grassy field, called the “mall,” and “there are frequently pickup games of soccer or ultimate Frisbee.” Some say that “the absence of women is hard to bear.” “After a while, you begin to embrace the lifestyle.” “When you are done with class you might go to ESH (Employment Self-Help), an on-campus job, or you might go relax with your friends at your fraternity.”

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
81
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village
Fire safety rating
86

Housing Options

Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

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

Green Rating
78

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 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
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Key Stats

1,259
Applicants
926
Size
70%
Acceptance Rate
1130
SAT Scores

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