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Tuition & Fees

$36,420

$36,420

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
42%
600-699
48%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
700-800
21%
600-699
48%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
30-36
63%
24-29
29%
18-23
8%
30-36
27%
24-29
61%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
48%
24-29
45%
18-23
7%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,439
Declined + 254
Total Received 1,693
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Private (nonprofit)

2,391

undergraduate students

509

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business/economics
  2. Applied Health Science
  3. Communication
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Codes

SAT 1905
ACT 1160

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,900
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Nondenominational Christian
Accredited by •  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Wheaton, IL

80-acre campus in Wheaton (population: 53,389), 25 miles from Chicago. Major airport, bus, and train serve Chicago.

Wheaton College
501 College Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
89%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
47%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
42%
600-699
48%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
700-800
24%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
3%
700-800
21%
600-699
48%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
30-36
63%
24-29
29%
18-23
8%
30-36
27%
24-29
61%
18-23
11%
12-17
1%
30-36
48%
24-29
45%
18-23
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 10
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,439
Declined + 254
Total Received 1,693

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Jason Kircher
Interim Director of Admissions
P: 800 222-2419
F: 630 752-5285
admissions@wheaton.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,544,592
State $608,880
Institutional $24,061,112
Other external $1,030,455
Total $28,245,039

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $3,921,263
Other external $820,345
Total $4,741,608

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Mascot
Thunder
School colors
orange and blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Ancient Languages
Anthropology
Applied Health Science
Applied Mathematics
Art
Bible/Theological Studies
Biblical Archaeology
Biblical Exegesis
Biblical Studies
Biblical/Theological Studies
Biology
Business Economics
Chemistry
Christian Education/Ministry
Christian Formation/Ministry
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Science
Evangelism/Leadership
French
Geology
German
History
History of Christianity
History/Social Sciences
Humanitarian/Disaster Leadership
Intercultural Studies
Intercultural Studies/TESOL
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Liberal Arts/Engineering
Liberal Arts/Nursing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Mathematics
Missional Church Movements
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music History/Literature
Music Pedagogy
Music Performance
Music/Elective Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Secondary Education
Secondary Education (as a second major only)
Sociology
Spanish
Theology
Urban Studies
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Undergraduate

82%

2,391
students

Female
54%
1,294

Male
46%
1,097

Graduate

18%

509
students

Female
56%
287

Male
44%
222

undergraduateFull-time

96%

2,310
students

Female
55%
1,264

Male
45%
1,046

undergraduatePart-time

4%

81
students

Female
38%
30

Male
62%
51

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

77%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: October 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

76

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 40
Countries most often represented China
Hong Kong
Indonesia
Japan
Singapore
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ariel Norquist
Overseas Admissions Counselor
630 752-5293
ariel.norquist@wheaton.edu

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