Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL

Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL

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Undergrad Christian Life

Tuition & Fees

$39,100

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
47%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
700-800
34%
600-699
43%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
30-36
51%
24-29
38%
18-23
9%
12-17
0
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,602
Declined 287
Total Received 1,889
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Private

2,395

undergraduate students

609

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Wheaton College, founded in 1860, is a church-affiliated liberal arts college. Its 80-acre campus is located in Wheaton, IL, a residential suburb 25 miles west of Chicago.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 3,004
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational

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80-acre campus in Wheaton (population: 53,373), 25 miles from Chicago. Major airport, bus, and train serve Chicago.

  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: O'Hare International

Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Wheaton
60187

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Discipleship small groups
  • intramurals
  • Club Sports
  • Christian Service Council
  • New Student Orientation

Top Events

  • Mastodon March
  • Talent Show
  • President's Ball
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
49%
Top 1/4
78%
Top 1/2
92%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
47%
500-599
14%
400-499
1%
700-800
34%
600-699
43%
500-599
21%
400-499
1%
300-399
0
30-36
51%
24-29
38%
18-23
9%
12-17
0

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 10
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.72

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,602
Declined 287
Total Received 1,889

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $39,100
Room & board $10,990
Books & supplies $800
Other fees $1,450
Total $52,340
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Rowing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Archeology
Art/Art Studies, General
Bible/Biblical Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Computer Science
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Religious Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Urban Studies/Affairs
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,004

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

80%

2,395
students

Female
54%
1,293

Male
46%
1,102

20%

609
students

Female
57%
346

Male
43%
263

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,328
students

Female
55%
1,266

Male
45%
1,062

3%

67
students

Female
41%
27

Male
59%
40

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 93%
Student 4 year graduation rate 82%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

56

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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