Wheaton, IL
Wheaton College-Wheaton


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Recent Reviews

Hannah
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The care of the professors is unsurpassed. And you can find really good friends there that will last for the rest of your li...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The care of the professors is unsurpassed. And you can find really good friends there that will last for the rest of your life.

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

I would say remember that college is about the over-all EXPERIENCE, in terms of life skills. You learn to interact with people and make friends and network and learn discipline. If you focus on the school/grades aspect, you might get overwhelmed. But you should remember that college is so much more than the classes. It is a precious time in life where you are around the greatest number of people your own age than ever before/again. Do not take this for granted, and what you put into college, you will get out of it. Enjoy the social aspect, but don't put too much emphasis on it. Remember that being able to attend college is a great privilege.

What's unique about your campus?

It is like a nice little bubble where you feel totally safe and homogenous. It really is a great feeling; you know people understand you and you understand them. it's a perfect, ideal community. the focus is on God, and the professors are some of the greatest people I have ever met.

Gabriella
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Amazing education, wonderfully wholesome environment, very judgemental student body.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Amazing education, wonderfully wholesome environment, very judgemental student body.

Describe the students at your school.

Sweet, sheltered, condescending, sincere

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

Know beforehand what you can and cannot tolerate, who you want to be surrounded by, and what you expect to get out of college. Education, challenges, expansion of your tolerances and limits, and character formation are all good things to consider when picking a college.

Meghan
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A conservative, tight community that is focused on turning out excellent students.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A conservative, tight community that is focused on turning out excellent students.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Motivated, conservative, type-A personality students who are looking for an excellent education and are willing to work hard to get it.

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

Be realistic about how hard you are willing and able to work and pick a school based on this assessment. Don't compromise, and look for good financial aid packages.

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

I believe the most important aspect of choosing the right college for you should be based off the community you want to becom...

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

I believe the most important aspect of choosing the right college for you should be based off the community you want to become a part of. You need to decide if you want to heavily involved in a sorority or frat house, a community outreach program, or a sports team..etc. Most students change their mind on what they major in and most of those find jobs in other areas. It is most important to find a community that is open and supportive when it comes to study, growth, and knowledge. College is the time when students are first away from home. This becomes the time when you find out who you really are. Each person gets the choice of who they will be; what will they do, who will they know, and how will they act. The relationships you build in college create who you become. People say you become like the people you spend time with. In order for you to make the most of your college experience, it is important that you choose a community of people who value similar things and can stretch, encourage, and support you in your endeavors during these years. Good luck!

Prisca
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

tight-knit community with Christian-based curriculum; academically strenuous, quality education

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

tight-knit community with Christian-based curriculum; academically strenuous, quality education

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

don't put off what you need in regards to making your application quality. build relationships with those whom you will be able to request recommendations for your application. visit colleges and universities that you are keeping in mind. take into consideration what you want and need (location, distance from home, financial aid, tuition, room/board, majors) plan, plan, plan. this will save you a lot of time and money from being wasted.

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

Take time to talk to professors when you visit. Find a school with professors that are encouraging and want to get to know y...

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

Take time to talk to professors when you visit. Find a school with professors that are encouraging and want to get to know you. While at school, work hard, but play hard too. Get involved in something you are interested. Do an internship or study abroad.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Hard Working Conservative Religious

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Lack of Ethnic Diversity Science Professors and Science Facilities

Jennifer
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It can be fun when you get involved in things. It is definitly a conservative school, but you can have fun without getting w...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

It can be fun when you get involved in things. It is definitly a conservative school, but you can have fun without getting wasted all the time.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The people at the college really do want you to succeed. They teach you what it is like being a Christian in a secular world.

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

Make sure to find a college that fits your personality best. Don't just base your decision on what kind of academic standards they have. Make sure that you are comfortable there and that there is room for fun as well. You want your 4 years of college to be a good experience.

Jeremy
What's unique about your campus?

The Conservatory. It's really good.

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

Get a practical major. If it's an artsy major, get your education certificate.

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

When visiting a college on designated visitor weekends, I have seen first hand that it is not the most realistic experience y...

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

When visiting a college on designated visitor weekends, I have seen first hand that it is not the most realistic experience you could have. If I could do it over again, I would come on a non-visitor designated weekend and sit and observe the student union, classes, etc. Stop a student and ask them questions. Most students love talking about their school. I had a few parents stop me and ask me questions. Once you find your college, make the most out of it by sitting back the first semester and soaking in the required stuff. Then observe which activities people enjoyed, and which ones were overwhelming. Pick which activities you will be involved in and be committed to them. Study hard, and play hard.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

That I would have a difficult time academically and struggle to get that diploma. That I'd have to say "no" to social activities with friends the majority of the time.

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.

Amy
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Academically strong Christian schools- instilling values as well as knowledge

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Academically strong Christian schools- instilling values as well as knowledge

What's unique about your campus?

Community- friendly, caring people

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

Think about what things are most important to you... while the primary purpose is to get a degree to prepare you for future jobs, it ends up being more about the experience. This includes learning to be independent, building relationships, and trying new things. You want to find a school where you feel comfortable when you visit, but it must also be able to challenge you so you can grow. While it's easy to get caught up in things like location, GPA, and ratios on paper, none of that will matter if you can't find people with whom you can relate and professors who care about you enough to help you and guide you personally as well as academically. Schools with lots of on-campus housing are great to help you get connected. I wouldn't recommend choosing a school based on your prospective major, because most students end up changing their mind. Also, if you are going away to school, avoid schools where people leave on the weekends. Some of the best memories are formed on the weekends just hanging out with people.

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  • 2,456
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $34,050
  • Acceptance rate
  • 79%

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