Admissions & Financial Aid After Wabash
Wabash prepares young men to meet their futures with intelligence, confidence, and clarity of purpose. A Wabash education brings out the best in young men through its rigor, and a community of mentors and friends—from faculty and staff to peers and alumni—provide the system of support for students to rise to the Wabash challenge. The Schroeder Center for Career Development, ranked 8th in the country, helps students identify and execute plans to become productive and fulfilled men after Wabash.
The outcomes of Wabash men are impressive. Wabash has the #1-ranked Alumni Network in the country, and the College's Internship Program is ranked third nationally. Wabash graduates are accepted to medical and law schools at nearly twice the national average. In the last five years, Wabash graduates have earned impressive fellowships, including Rhodes, Fulbright, and Gilman scholarships. And 94% of the graduates in the Class of 2016 were settled in their chosen plans six months after graduation.
Wabash alumni also reprsent incredible diversity in their careers. They become doctors, lawyers, scientists, teachers, executives, and entrepreneurs. They attend some of the best graduate and professional schools in the world. They work in major corporations or launch their own startups. But from diversity comes a shared Wabash experience: a commitment to the liberal arts, distinctive opportunities to lead, and the lifelong Wabash brotherhood.
Unapologetic Liberal Arts
When a doctor understands the values of his patient, when a lawyer uncovers surprising analogies between cases, when a scientist identifies the social consequences of his research, when a businessman makes a 10-page proposal more persuasive in two pages—these men execute the virtues and skills of a liberal arts education. A Wabash education develops a young person’s ability to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely; it makes the enrichment and development of the whole person the highest priority.
The whole person learns to understand himself, others, and his world, and take responsibility for his actions. A Wabash liberal arts education positions a young man for a life of earned achievement, prodigious integrity, broad understanding, and personal fulfillment.
Opportunities to Lead
At the heart of leadership lies the ability to motivate action in others with a shared vision. In academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities, Wabash students have the opportunity to lead and to collaborate with others in their own visions. The closeness and flexibility of the Wabash community ensures that new clubs and organizations come into existence with ease; established organizations depend on newer students to rise to leadership. Students leave Wabash with the ability to make an impact in their organizations, their communities, and their fields of interest.
Wabash has the nation's top-ranked Alumni Network. Our alumni are passionate about their alma mater. They regularly invite students into their organizations all around the country and even into their homes. And they help and challenge each other through lifelong friendships. Students can count on the counsel and camaraderie of their peers long after Wabash.
Wabash Career Services
The professionals at the nationally ranked Schroeder Center for Career Development understand and amplify the Wabash experience. Career Services offers a full range of services designed to help students prepare for and compete successfully in their post-Wabash lives. Our staff works with students preparing for and seeking on-campus employment, internships, careers, fellowships, entrepreneurial ventures, and graduate school admissions. Students can discover their interests and goals, carve out a career path, network with alumni, employers, and graduate school representatives, and create their own personal success plan. We provide the tools, resources and connections. To ensure success, students provide the participation. And these services extend to alumni for life.
Services and programming are robust and varied. From the fundamentals of application materials and interviews to the nuances of professional behavior, Career Services is ready to assist. Survey the website for more information. Of special note:
- Counseling: Open door personal assistance tailored to student needs and interests; assistance in building connections and using resources
- Comprehensive Resources: The Four Year Plan for students; our Career Guide; extensive online offerings
- Programming: Work Chicago, New York site-visit program, Washington DC externship program; numerous on-campus seminars and events covering all aspects of the career search
- Internships: Wabash-funded programs offer distinctive opportunities
- Entrepreneurial Support: Schroeder SEED Grants and more
- Graduate/Professional School: We offer lots of assistance and resources
- Fellowships and Gap Years: Support and guidance for students following these alternative paths
- Suit Yourself: Students never have an excuse to be poorly suited at their interviews or special events