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Rank: 165

Wabash College

Crawfordsville, INhttps://www.wabash.edu
Founded in 1832, Wabash College remains one of a handful of all-male liberal arts colleges in the U.S. Its student body is small, with just under 900 people, and class sizes are as well, with three-fourths of them having fewer than 20 students. The workload can be tough, but with a low student-faculty ratio, students should have easy access to professors. Wabash offers about 25 majors and also has dual-degree arrangements for engineering with Columbia, Purdue, and Washington University in St. Louis. Wabash students can take their pick of over 70 organizations -- try out the Coffee Roasting & Brewing Club, write for the weekly newspaper The Bachelor, or play on a variety of sports teams like the Ultimate Frisbee Club. Greek life is popular among the men at Wabash; more than half the student body are members of one of the 10 national fraternities on campus. Nearly all students get a grant to reduce the college's sticker price. Students have to abide by what's called the gentleman's rule: "The student is expected to conduct himself at all times, both on and off campus, as a gentleman and a responsible citizen."
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Wabash College is offering a combination of in-person, hybrid and remote classes this fall. On-campus housing was offered to most students, with some sleeping in places that were traditionally used for gatherings. Dining halls are open in shifts, and students can also request their meals to-go.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$58,800
% of students who get any grants
99%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$23,100
Average price for low-income students
$15,400
admissions
Acceptance rate
65%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1220/26
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
880
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
99%
% of need met
94%
% of students who get merit* grants
24%
Average merit grant
$22,590
student success
Graduation rate
71%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 5 years
$58,400
% earning more than $28,000
85%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Wabash College is offering a combination of in-person, hybrid and remote classes this fall. On-campus housing was offered to most students, with some sleeping in places that were traditionally used for gatherings. Dining halls are open in shifts, and students can also request their meals to-go.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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