Founded in 1834, Wheaton College is a leading private liberal arts college with residential campus located in Norton, Massachusetts, USA. It is one of the oldest institutions of higher education for women in the United States. The college became coeducational in 1988 and its Phi Beta Kappa chapter was established in 1932.

The College has the following departments: Anthropology; Art & Art History; Biology; Chemistry; Classics; Economics; Education; English; French Studies; German; Hispanic and Italian Studies; History; Mathematics and Computer Science; Music; Philosophy; Physics and Astronomy; Political Science; Psychology; Religion; Russian and Russian Studies; Sociology; Theatre and Dance Studies.

The college's re-accreditation is overseen by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation of an institution by the New England Association indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied through a peer group review process.

Notable Wheaton College alumni include: Jean Fritz (Newbery honor-winning author of children's books), Ellen Moran (Former White House Communications Director), Christine Todd Whitman (Former Governor of New Jersey and former head of the E.P.A., appointed by George W. Bush in 2001), Debbie Jamgochian (amateur golf champion, Winner of 9th International Senior Women's French Open, May 2007), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Wheaton College is ranked 62nd among National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report 2012.

- 65th among the 100 most expensive colleges in the US by Total Cost for the 2009-2010 school year (Campusgrotto.com).

- The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) ranks Wheaton's athletic program among the top 20 percent in the country.

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