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Academics

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."

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."

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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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 600

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
530 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 610

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
64%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

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
64%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
71%

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
$1,000

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$9,850
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
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

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

69/99

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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