Wheelock College

Quick Facts

Private liberal arts college


Boston, MA


Bachelor's, Master's

Popular Majors

Preschool Teacher, Elementary School Teacher, Early Childhood Education, Social Work, Child Development, Psychology

Total Students

Undergrad Students



Undergrad Tuition

Room and Board




 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website


School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Founded in 1888, Wheelock College is a private liberal arts college located in Boston,MA providing education with a focus on education and child life, social work, family studies and arts and sciences.

The school issues bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and certificates in full-time, part-time and on-line classes. The school offers professional majors such as elementary education, social work and special education as well as arts and science majors. There are a variety of graduate degree programs available for students seeking to enhance or change their careers.

Hallmarks of a Wheelock undergraduate education are a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, strong professional preparation, and a flexible, interdisciplinary approach. Students are encouraged to tailor their education to their own interests and goals by combining arts and sciences majors, professional majors and minors.

Field Experience is an important part of a Wheelock education. Undergraduate students are immediately exposed to professional practice in the field beginning freshman year as part of their Human Growth and Development course. Students in their junior and senior years who are enrolled in professional programs also complete more intensive field experiences co-supervised by professionals and faculty members. Similarly, graduate students enter the field early in their programs.

The college is located in the Fenway area of Boston. It is within walking distance to many city attractions, shopping and entertainment as well as public transportation.