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Academics

Students live by “the Gentleman’s Rule” at the all-male Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Backed by an “exceptional” academic reputation and preparation for graduate professional schools (“Wabash’s medical school acceptance rates are above 80 percent”), Wabash is “truly an A school for B students.” Students say that Wabash “does a great job of making opportunity for students in the Rust Belt.” “It opened the world up to me,” says one student, “it changed the arc of my life.” The school has a “great alumni base” that will help develop a student’s “career while…in school and make it easier to get a job after you graduate.” “Wellregarded,” “outstanding,” and “down-to-earth” professors “include students in research” (one student mentions being “published as the first author in a biochemistry journal soon”), “always have their doors open for questions,” and “occasionally open up their home to students” for an “evening of dinner and discussion about an assignment or topic that is bothering you.” The “classes are tough but rewarding” and require “lots of reading…and critical thinking.” There is plenty of “opportunity for students to take leadership positions on campus,” with students having “a lot of control over their budget,” as one example. Students also praise Wabash’s office of “career services” and “immersion learning.” And not for nothing, students feel respected and heard: “I think that our school does a great job of…engaging with the students and allowing their voices to be heard equally with that of the professor in order to progress the narrative and enhance the learning process, rather than just dismissing student perspectives as background noise.”

Student Body

This “800-odd all male campus in rural western Indiana is more than just a brotherhood.” “There is no doubt that any lack of success a student at Wabash experiences is a product of their own work ethic,” says one student. Though the men generally hold each other in high esteem: “When I go out into the world, if I find another Wabash man, the connection we have is instantaneous,” one student says. “Our experiences, while different, are rooted in the same traditions and ideals, and thus, we can share a bond, despite the other man being 10, 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years older.” An “openly gay” student observes that the “overall atmosphere…is a welcoming and accepting one; I feared attending a small campus in Indiana, but, entering my last semester, I realize it is incredibly easy to find a loving group of individuals. I truly believe a great majority of Wabash’s students embody the Gentleman’s Rule and act accordingly.” The student body is a “diverse melting pot of all kinds of students.” From “rural Midwestern towns to rough inner city neighborhoods in Philly and Chicago, to affluent suburbs and many foreign countries, the student body at Wabash is home to a breathtakingly wide array of perspectives and beliefs.” This amount of diversity “poses a positive challenge to Wabash men, as it gives us the ability to open our eyes to new ways of thinking and living … and also teaches how to go into a new and changing world.”

Campus Life

“Our school spirit and tradition-oriented culture is second to none!” exclaims one student. Wabash is an “academically rigorous school,” so weekdays are “devoted to studying,” but “extracurriculars are easy to come by and active.” Many students “compete in intramural sports.” Students tend to be “very involved with extracurricular organizations,” which include “jazz band, “dance marathon, “German club,” and “College Mentors for Kids.” The “surrounding area is very rural, so life is centered around the campus.” Students attend class until “around 4:00 P.M. during the week.” “Over half of the campus is in a fraternity,” and on weekends, “a fraternity is almost always holding a party on Friday and Saturday nights.” There are “campus unity tours (otherwise called TGIF)” where students “go to each fraternity house and living unit and socialize for fifteen minutes or so,” a “great way to get to know people.” The Wabash “brotherhood” also “love to support athletic teams.” The football home section is “almost always sold out.” About “half of the student body plays a sport,” and the vast majority of the student body is “in a school-sponsored club or organization.” On weekends, students are also down to take a “quick trip to Lafayette or Indianapolis to experience the bigger-city life.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Mary Towell
Visit Coordinator

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

Phone
765-361-6276

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
Shades State Park - 15 miles away
Turkey Run State Park - 20 miles away
Sugar Creek Canoe Trips
Pike Place Farmer's Market
Lew Wallace Study, Rotary Jail, and Lane Place museums

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
5
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
765-361-6276

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 into Crawfordsville, and turn right on Wabash Avenue. Then, turn left on Grant Avenue and find the main entrance to the college on the right. From the West: I-74E to Exit 34. Turn right on US 231 into Crawfordsville, and turn right on Wabash Avenue. Then, turn left on Grant Avenue and find the main entrance to the college on the right. From the North: I-65 to Exit 193. Take US 231 south to Crawfordsville. Turn right on Wabash Avenue in Crawfordsville, then turn left on Grant Avenue and find the main entrance to the college on the right. From the South: I-70 to Exit 41. Take US 231 north to Crawfordsville. Turn left on Wabash Avenue in Crawfordsville, then turn left on Grant Avenue and find the main entrance to the college on the right.

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

Admissions

Applicants: 1,307
Acceptance Rate: 64%
Average HS GPA: 3.76







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