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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.” “Well-regarded,” “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 dozens of 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 Indiana to experience the bigger-city life.”

Overview

Applicants
1,304
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.65

GPA Breakdown

39%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 650
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Decision — October 15

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

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

Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
105
with Terminal Degree
98

63
Men
42
Women
8
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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.


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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Tom Broecker
Emmy Award-winning Costumer, Saturday Night Live

Kevin Clifford
CEO, American Funds Distributors

David Kendall
Attorney, Williams & Connolley

Doug Petno
CEO of Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Parker Sawyers
Actor, "Southside with You," "Succession," "Zero Dark Thirty"

Bill Wheeler
President, Athene Holding, Ltd.

Paul Woolls
Proprietor, Progeny & O'Shaughnessy Wineries

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
76%
Graduate in 6 years
77%

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:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$58,900

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$124,400

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$61,600

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$135,600

Percent High Job Meaning
46%

Percent STEM
27%


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 helps students 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.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,044

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$30,123

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,348

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
94%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,726

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,569

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$42,800
Required Fees
$850
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,800
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

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
864
Foreign Countries Represented
16

Demographics

1.04%
Asian
6.25%
African-American
8.22%
Hispanic
73.03%
Caucasian
1.85%
Unknown
6.83%
International

22% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
97%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Village

Housing Options

Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Heather Thrush

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
73
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

63% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

69% 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 LGBT

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

Sustainability

65/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Discount agreements with Dell, HP, and Apple.

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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