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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Wheaton is a highly rated private, non-denominational college located in Wheaton, Illinois in the Chicago Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,310 undergraduate students. The Wheaton acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Managerial Economics, English, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 89% of students, Wheaton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,200.
About Wheaton College - Illinois...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187

Wheaton College - Illinois Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
85%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1230-1410
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$30,021/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$16,173/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
98%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,310Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
81
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Christian
    43%
  • White
    20%
  • Dedicated
    14%
  • Culturally Christian
    9%
  • Determined
    9%
  • Intellectual
    3%
  • Ready for everything and anything
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    40%
  • Blessed
    20%
  • Sheltered
    14%
  • Rigorous
    11%
  • Elitist
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Personal
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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Wheaton College is the perfect place for you if you're a Christian who is interested in serious academics from a Christ-centered perspective! While it is quite expensive (not surprising, given that it's a private college), Wheaton offers many scholarships and grants to its students. I'm an out-of-state student and I have two-thirds of my tuition covered by Wheaton!
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I love being at Wheaton college because it has a very high academic calling and its students are at large very passionate, caring people who are striving to do their best in their area of study and to grow into a rounded and well-educated individual. One of the best parts about the college personally is that it is a Christian school, and they take care to walk according to God's law and live as a college to honour him. I have greatly enjoyed my time there and I am looking forward to returning in the fall!
An example of Christian Liberal Arts College.

Students generally take their faith seriously and very intentional and intense about everything.
Most professors are great at faith and learning integration.

The pros of liberal arts are the wide range of subjects you get to learn, but the cons are you are not as specialized in each area as in other universities.
It also depends on your major. The number of courses and resources offered in certain majors is very limited, such as studio art. (One of my majors is studio art, which I highly don't recommend). Other majors I heard are great, such as Bible and Theology, English, Music, etc.

Like any other schools, on the surface everyone might be happy and uplifting, but so many people are struggling with things like mental illness, academic stress, relationship, etc. However, there are plenty of resources available for you to reach out, such as the counseling center, small groups, professors, RA, etc.