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Study at Wabash College

Wabash College is located in Crawfordsville, IN (a town not particularly near any major cities). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Wabash College is the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Wabash College is known for its programs in science, mathematics, art studies, therapy and Counselling, and liberal arts.

Wabash College Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission. Wabash College admitted just 47% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 518. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 538 and 660. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Wabash College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Wabash College had 917 enrolled students in 2007. A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Wabash College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Wabash College offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the North Coast Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Wabash College educates men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely. Founded in 1832, Wabash College is an independent, liberal arts college for men with an Enrolment of 850 students. Its mission is excellence in teaching and learning within a community built on close and caring relationships among students, faculty, and staff. Wabash offers qualified young men a superior education, fostering, in particular, independent intellectual inquiry, critical thought, and clear written and oral expression. The College educates its students broadly in the traditional curriculum of the liberal arts, while also requiring them to pursue concentrated study in one or more disciplines. Wabash emphasizes our manifold, but shared cultural heritage. Our students come from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds; the College helps these students engage these differences and live humanely with them. Wabash also challenges its students to appreciate the changing nature of the global society and prepares them for the responsibilities of leadership and service in it. The College carries out its mission in a residential setting in which students take personal and group responsibility for their actions. Wabash provides for its students an unusually informal, egalitarian, and participatory environment which encourages young men to adopt a life of intellectual and creative growth, self-awareness, and physical activity. The College seeks to cultivate qualities of character and leadership in students by developing not only their analytical skills, but also sensitivity to values, and judgment and compassion required of citizens living in a difficult and uncertain world. We expect a Wabash education to bring joy in the life of the mind, to reveal the pleasures in the details of common experience, and to affirm the necessity for and rewards in helping others"

Wabash College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts78history, political science, English, economics, speech and rhetoric, Spanish language, Classical languages, German language, . . .
Science27biology, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counselling23psychology
Religion and Philosophy14religion, philosophy
Art Studies6art studies
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Contact: Wabash College

Wabash College

301 West Wabash Avenue

Crawfordsville, IN 47933-0352

General Phone: (765) 361-6100


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