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Rank: 170

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 the student-faculty ratio is relatively low. Wabash offers about 40 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 about 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. The average annual cost is about even with the national median, and 99% of attendees get student aid. In everything, though, 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."
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$57,000
% of students who get any grants
99%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$26,300
Average price for low-income students
$15,750
admissions
Acceptance rate
63%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1180/26
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
862
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
99%
% of need met
94%
% of students who get merit* grants
24%
Average merit grant
$22,589
student success
Graduation rate
77%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$25,790
Average salary within 3 years
$60,200
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
40%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Oct 15
Regular application
Jan 15

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

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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