About Wabash College
Founded in 1832, Wabash is a private, independent, four-year liberal arts college for men, granting the Bachelor of Arts degree.
The Academic Year
Wabash is on a semester schedule and does not offer summer courses. Fall classes begin in late August and the term ends in mid-December. Spring classes begin in mid-January and end in early May.
As of May 1, 2011, the value of Wabash's endowment was approximately $330 million, which places Wabash among the highest colleges in the nation in per-student endowment.
Wabash's 900 students come from 35 states and about 18 foreign countries; about 65 percent of the students are from Indiana. Test scores range from the middle 50 percent of entering freshmen: SAT critical reading 510-615, SAT math 540-660, SAT writing 490-610, and composite ACT 22-28. Each year, approximately 250 freshmen students enroll.
About 75 percent of Wabash students enter graduate or professional school within five years of graduating from Wabash. Each year, approximately 35-40 percent of Wabash graduates enroll in graduate and professional schools, including about 8-10 percent in medical and law schools and about 20 percent enroll in other graduate arts and sciences programs. Among those entering the work force, 31 percent begin careers in business, while nine percent work in government, social service, or teaching.
Under the charter of the College, legal responsibility for the establishment of policy is vested in the Board of Trustees that in turn appoints the President. Reporting directly to the President are the Dean of the College, the Dean of Students, the Director of Admissions, the Dean for College Advancement, and the Chief Financial Officer.
The academic departments of the College are grouped in three divisions--each with its own Division Chair. It is the responsibility of the Division Chair to supervise departmental programs within the division and to act as advisor in academic, personnel, and budgetary matters to the Dean of the College and the President. Department Chairs work closely with the Division Chairs and the Dean of the College concerning curricular, personnel, and budgetary matters.
Wabash is located in Crawfordsville, Indiana, which was settled in the early 1800s. Today Crawfordsville has a population of approximately 15,000 and is the county seat of Montgomery County. Crawfordsville is approximately 45 miles northwest of Indianapolis. New Republic named Crawfordsville one of the 100 Best Small Towns in America, and it's home to seven museums — including the General Lew Wallace Study where the famed author penned Ben Hur. Click here for a campus map.