Wheaton College

Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL, USA
4.32 Average Rating

Wheaton College is an explicitly Christian, academically rigorous, liberal arts college and graduate school located just 25 miles west of Chicago. Established in 1860 by abolitionists, Wheaton is guided by its original mission to provide excellence in Christian higher education, and offers more than 50 academic programs in various fields of study. With twin traditions of quality academics and deep faith along with a faculty composed of Christian thought leaders, Wheaton is the standard-bearer for world-class undergraduate and graduate Christian education. Over a century and a half after our founding, we champion the true essence of the Christian Liberal Arts educational experience. Our enduring model makes space to wrestle with timeless challenges and to pursue biblically informed, thoughtful wisdom.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Undenominational
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
85%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15 May 1
Fall Regular Decision August 1 May 1

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
23%
Out-Of-State Students
73%
55%
Submitting ACT
62%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1337
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
2,908
Total Number of Undergrads
2,265
Academic Calendar

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
67%
20-39 Students
27%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
89%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,474
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$40,570
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$40,570
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,735
Books and Supplies
$800

Aid & Grants

0
100
74%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,409
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
21%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,607
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,538

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
52%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,312
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$216

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
44%
56%
Student Organizations
96
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
91%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Thunder
School Colors
orange and blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Chicago
New York
Washington
Minneapolis
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
58%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$60,500

What Students Are Saying

4.32 Average Rating
Wheaton College is an educational institution that challenges students at the highest academic level while also pointing them in the direction to learn the Bible and live a Christ-like life. Teachers are intelligent, educated from some of the most prestigious schools in America, and also have a desire and love to truly teach their subject to students. I highly recommend this college to those who want to pursue academic rigor while also pursing a love for the Lord in their lives.
Kevin from Seminole, FL
Even though I have only been here for one year, I have absolutely loved every minute of my time at Wheaton College. The academics are challenging and all of the professors are very caring. The community that I have found there has quickly become a second family to me, one that supports me and challenges me to grow personally and spiritually.
Emily from Fleetwood, PA
wheaton college is a school for the serious christian student. it is intensely focused on academics, athletics, and an intentional christian perspective on life. if you want to grow as a christian scholar, attend wheaton college.
Daniel from Wheaton, IL
A community of God-serving Christians.
A place where the professors teach their own classes and want to learn your name; they want to see you succeed.
Where friends become family, a very close-knit community.
Amanda from WA
I love going to Wheaton, the community here is amazing. However, Wheaton isn't for everyone, you have to want to be here. Our Christian faith plays a central role in all that we do
Victoria from Gaithersburg, MD

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