Tuition & Fees

$37,700

$37,700

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
52%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
700-800
35%
600-699
37%
500-599
26%
400-499
2%
700-800
21%
600-699
48%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
30-36
63%
24-29
31%
18-23
5%
12-17
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
57%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
52%
24-29
42%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,529
Declined + 321
Total Received 1,850
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Private (nonprofit)

2,401

undergraduate students

543

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 2,944
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)

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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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
45%
Top 1/4
77%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
52%
500-599
15%
400-499
1%
700-800
35%
600-699
37%
500-599
26%
400-499
2%
700-800
21%
600-699
48%
500-599
27%
400-499
4%
30-36
63%
24-29
31%
18-23
5%
12-17
1%
30-36
29%
24-29
57%
18-23
13%
12-17
1%
30-36
52%
24-29
42%
18-23
6%

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

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,529
Declined + 321
Total Received 1,850

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

Considered

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

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

78%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,887

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,700
Room $6,300
Board $4,330
Books & supplies $800
Total $49,130
Average Financial Aid - $24,887
Total with Avg. Aid $24,243
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 362-2674
F: 630 752-5413
finaid@wheaton.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Karen Belling
Director of Financial Aid
finaid@wheaton.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Crew, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tae Kwon Do

Club Sports - Women's

Cheerleading, Crew, Lacrosse, Tae Kwon Do

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Dodgeball, Flag Football, Floor Hockey, Golf, Kickball, Soccer, Softball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Julie Davis (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

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

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

2,944

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

2,401
students

Female
55%
1,312

Male
45%
1,089

18%

543
students

Female
57%
311

Male
43%
232

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,326
students

Female
55%
1,278

Male
45%
1,048

4%

75
students

Female
46%
34

Male
54%
41

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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
72%
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

Transfer Admissions

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

62%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Other

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
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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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