About Wheaton College-Wheaton

Founded in 1860, Wheaton College-Wheaton. is a Private college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 2,456 full time undergraduate students, and 445 full time graduate students.

The Wheaton College-Wheaton Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 220 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Wheaton College-Wheaton include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate78%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range1170-1400
ACT Range27-32

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,29% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 32 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

97% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 84% were in the top quarter, and 58% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Wheaton College-Wheaton.

2%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
2%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
54%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
86%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
99%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
1%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
52%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
5%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
74%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
24%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
2%
“We”re apathetic”
21%
“We know about current events and vote”
70%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
7%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
2%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
54%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
15%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
85%
“I feel extremely safe”
2%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
86%
“We bought the gear”
13%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
15%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
68%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
17%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
1%
“Available in class”
42%
“They keep regular office hours”
57%
“They”re always available”
99%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
1%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
52%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
43%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
5%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
74%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
24%
“There might be people who do”
2%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Wheaton College-Wheaton REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    90 Students rated on-campus housing 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    65 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    90 Students rated campus food 4.7 stars. 68 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    90 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    90 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 59 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    89 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    89 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    90 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 46 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Wheaton College-Wheaton?

21 Students rated Wheaton College-Wheaton

Levi - 07/21/2021

This school has transformed my life in so many ways and I can barely even begin to discuss how so.

Arah

The perfect balance of "fun" and "school" is different for everyone-but if you are willing to commit yourself to your work, Wheaton is a place that will make your time worth it. The classes here are definitely rigorous, but the professors are knowledgeable, invested, and available. The school will even pay for them to have lunch with you if there's a prof who's brain you'd like to pick. The food and housing are amazing by college standards (there is an ongoing rivalry between floors and dorms, not unlike frats/sororities), and the community is relatively small, but active. This is, however, not the place to party. There is a legacy of fun activities that the campus engages in, but it's a dry campus. People recognize that they're here to learn. Spiritual life is a huge component of Wheaton-it is taken seriously and profs will give you unique windows into faith & learning, but they also represent a wide range of Christian denominations. The campus is gorgeous and the proximity to Chicago is a definite plus.

Mollie

Wheaton is a thriving community of intelligent, passionate, and globally-minded Christians. The faculty and leadership put great emphasis on creating a community that facilitates dialogue between opposing viewpoints, while maintaining a Christian worldview. The academics are challenging, but professors are committed to giving students the resources they need to succeed both in class and in life.

Isaya

Wheaton is a college where professors are there for the students, which I know because they get paid barely anything. They want students to succeed, and go out of their way to make sure that they do. The community is also tight-knit and caring, with clubs that you can join for almost anything. If it doesn't exist, you can start your own.

Wheaton College-Wheaton FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Wheaton College-Wheaton?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Wheaton College-Wheaton is 78%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Pray before you make a decision.

    Read all  90 answers
  3. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are friendly, hard-working, motivated, and fun people.

    Read all  69 answers
  4. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The first one: no. The second: Sort of, for the socailly shy, yes; but for the outgoing kids, no. The third: No, I was not at the top of my class, they want students who are well rounded indivuals. In fact, MANY students were not the over-zealous top-of-the-class indivuals.

    Read all  67 answers
  5. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    good little christian kids in a bubble who don't drink, smoke, have sex, etc.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    The academics at Wheaton are awesome! There's a lot of amazing Prof's at Wheaton that are genuinly interesting in getting to know you and help you out in any way possible. The classroom sizes are smal, so that's great becuase there wasn't a big switch from class sizes in high school to the class sizes in college, so that also helped to ease my tranisition greatly. Studying amounts vary from season to season. When it is nicer outside, students read on the lawns surrounding and on the campus. However, during the winter, studying really picks up becuase it's so dang cold outside! Stdents are not nearly as competitive as I thought before coming to campus. I am a double major in Business Economics and Christian Education with a Youth Ministry Certificate.... aka.... I have a lot of credits to take ; )

    Read all  66 answers
  7. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The best thing about Wheaton is the social life and residence halls! Fischer Dorm is the best (that's the hall I'm on!) and there's so much to do on your dorm floor! My favorite thing ever is planning and experiencing a "Raid". These are themed parties the borther/sister floor thow for each other? What's so great about them? Well, they're totally top secret and you wake up your borther/sister floor at 12 am and it goes until 2 am! There's a loud raid (when you throw the party) every semester and a silent raid (when you decorate the hall at 3-4ish in the morning!!!!) every semester. All-in-all, you have a loud raid you throw, a silent raid you throw, and a loud raid for your floor, and a slient raid for your floor every single semester! They're GREAT!!!! Plus, there's a train station right outside of campus (a 5 minute walk!) that'll take you right into the city of Chicago for only $6 on weekends! It's a nice opportunity so you can get off campus and enjoy all the city has to offer!

    Read all  63 answers
  8. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Intermurals are really popular, especially volleyball, ultimate, and soccer. Almost all students leave theri doors open while they are in their rooms on their floor: this is a sign that they want others to stop on by and hang out. Not many of my friends are dating. I have been dating for over six months however, and that's been really fun! It is a little difficult for shy girls to find a date becuase often the guys at Wheaton need a little prompting, however, that is not true for all guys. In fact, every newer class that enters into Wheaton seems to have an easier time in the dating scene. However, both the guys and girls are really high quality! Partying, as far as alcohol is concerned, almost never happens. An extremely small percentage of students drink, smoke, do drugs, etc. As a whole, the Wheaton kids know how to have good, quality, (and not to mention hilarious) time that you can actually remember the next morning!

    Read all  58 answers
  9. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The community aspect of life here is incredible. If you take the time to invest in others, you will be rewarded in so many ways. People truely care about you and want you to develop and grow.

    Read all  41 answers
  10. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you are not a Christian, or a nominal Christian, I would not attend this school. Chapel is required three times per week, which I found to be encouraging and engaging. Yet, if you don't share in these beliefs, you won't understand the requirements, and most likely you'll transfer fairly quickly.

    Read all  22 answers
  11. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Wheaton College is a Christian liberal arts institution, that is acedemically rigurous, and has exellent food!

    Read all  19 answers
  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The rigorous atmosphere that seems to cut students off from other aspects other than academics. The weekends are dead, I feel that they may do that on purpose to encourage studies. Way too many students are very burnt out and tired. Lots of depression on the campus, and 3 suicides in the last 2 years. That's a lot for a school that small.

    Read all  18 answers
  13. What's unique about your campus?

    Integrated faith and learning, especially in my literature and theater courses.

    Read all  17 answers
  14. What kind of person should attend this school?

    White, Christian, Conservative, Midwestern Suburbanite--we wouldn't want to upset the balance now would we? Also, you must be a type-A overachiever who took all AP classes and was involved in at least 10 extra-curicular activities in high school. OR you could be a football player and ignore all the previous statements and get into this school on the highly-coveted Football Financial Aid Program.

    Read all  13 answers
  15. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    That your major does not matter at all when it comes to finding a job, and neither does your GPA. That is only for going on to education beyond College.

    Read all  12 answers
  16. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Everyone is very focused on getting straight "A"s. They miss the experience of learning, which I think is actually taking the time and learning, not just memorizing the information.

    Read all  12 answers
  17. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Wheaton is best known for being the top Christian school in the country. We have an excellent Bible and Theology department in addition to having faculty in other departments that are well respected in their fields.

    Read all  10 answers
  18. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    There is great community

    Read all  9 answers
  19. Describe the dorms.

    A typical Wheaton College dorm type video. Produced by Traber Seven "Penthouse"

    Read all  1 answers
  20. What do students complain about most?

    The dating scene - students complain how conservative Wheaties can be when it comes to dating

    Read all  1 answers

Student Body

Students

53%

female

47%

male

2,456

Total Undergrad Enrollment

445

Total Grad Students

71%

Out-Of-State

23%

In-State

6%

International

Organizations

87

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

70%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
9%
% Black or African-American
3%
% Hispanic/Latino
5%
% White or Caucasian
74%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

87% of students attending Wheaton College-Wheaton receive some sort of financial aid. 20% were awarded federal grants. While 53% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$34,050

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$800

Books and Supplies

$9,560

Room and Board

44,410

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$15,190
$30 - $48K
$11,927
$48 - $75K
$19,067
$75 - $110K
$22,009
$110K & UP
$34,190

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