Wheaton College (IL)
Wheaton, IL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
85%
Acceptance Rate
1,693
Students Applied
82%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
77
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 10, 2020 May 1, 2019
Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
27%
Out-Of-State Students
73%
US States Represented
51
Countries Represented
43
68%
Submitting ACT
47%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 30
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1356
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
600
75th
690
Reading
25th
630
75th
720
3.70
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
53%
3.50 - 3.74
22%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
45
Top 25%
77
Top 50%
94

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@wheaton.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-222-2419
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.32 Average Rating
They care as much about your essays and extra-curricular involvement as your GPA and SAT scores.
Andy from Wheaton, IL
apply early and put forth effort into the application process. the more diverse and extracurricular activities on your application, the higher your chances of being accepted. what will make you look different from the thousands of other students that apply? think about that when filling out your application.
Daniel from Wheaton, IL
Read and really understand the Community Covenant before applying; know the sort of community that is being sought and the sacrifices that are being made by the entire student body. If accepted, try to attend Wheaton Passage, a program before orientation where you meet professors and other incoming students.
Amanda from WA
It is very important that you have an interview with your admissions counselor and then create a relationship with your admissions counselor. Wheaton prides itself in the character of it's students and chooses very carefully based on what students can bring to the campus. The only true way for the admissions to get to know you is through an interview. The face to face interaction makes you more then just an application. Also if you play any musical instrument audition either to minor in the instrument or say in your application that you will play in the band, orchestra or choir. Also an audition gives you another chance to meet people that may decide if your accepted or not. The conservatory needs certain instruments and that may be your ticket in! Also if it is possible, go to a Wheaton Connection in the Fall. It helps you realize if Wheaton is the school for you. You are able to interact with students and almost feel like you are a student there already. Everyone is so open to answering your questions. And once again, you are able to make connections which you can bring up in your interview. Last thing, email the admissions counselors. If you ever have a question about the school that you cannot find on the school website email your counselor. It lets the counselors recognize that you are really interested into the school and that will be put into consideration. Good luck!
Cassidy from Grand Haven, MI
Visit Wheaton! Sitting in on classes helped me know that I definitely wanted to go to Wheaton. The website and the actual campus can be completely different.
Bethany
Start working on your application early, unlike most other schools I applied for, Wheaton did NOT take the Common App. Be your self on your application, don't try to search for the right answer or figure out the answer that they are looking for. Answer the questions honestly, and if Wheaton is the place for you, then you'll get in. They want students who full heartily want to be here, and if that is true of you, then it will show on your application.
Victoria from Gaithersburg, MD
I would say that Wheaton is a school that is going to expose you to different religious philosophies. While entering there with a preconceived denominational perspective is not a bad thing, one must also remain open and not get discouraged as these foundational stances may be shaken as professors and other students challenge you on your apologetics. I have found myself to be strengthened in the process, but you need to be ready to embrace it.
Kevin from Seminole, FL
Apply early, and establish a connection with your admissions counselor. Be warned: it gets COLD here. :)
Jessica from Medford, OR
Visit the campus! Make sure to sit in on a class, talk to the professors, spend the night in the dorm, and talk to students here. Ask students why they chose Wheaton and what they like best (and worst) about it. Everyone I asked only had positive things to say!
Natalie from Grabill, IN
If you are serious about your personal and spiritual growth along with your academic growth, then you should be here. If you want to attain all of this growth in an intellectually stimulating, caring, and supportive environment, then you really need to be here!
Emily from Fleetwood, PA

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