A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Wheaton College - Illinois is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisc
Address
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187
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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
79%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1170-1400
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
$27,840/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,190/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,927/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,067/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,009/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,190/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
98%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.45 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,410Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
20%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 27 responses
Report
  • Christian
    44%
  • Culturally Christian
    22%
  • Dedicated
    19%
  • Determined
    4%
  • Intellectual
    4%
  • Ready for everything and anything
    4%
  • White
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.38 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    46%
  • Blessed
    23%
  • Rigorous
    15%
  • Elitist
    12%
  • Personal
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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The academic rigor and Christian atmosphere that draw most people there drew me as well. Sociology is one of the most difficult (but rewarding!) disciplines, so I was not let down in that regard, and I loved having chapel and All School and floor worship nights, etc. The Office of Multicultural Development was what kept me going, tho -- OMD and my friends in MuKappa, which is now in the office of International Student Programs (ISP). Wheaton is sometimes called Whiteon for a reason. It is super white, super white evangelical, and that's what needs to change: diversity of race, ethnicity, and opinion needs to be valued from the TOP down. There's a good group of people striving for this, for Wheaton to be a welcoming home for all students, staff, and faculty, and for non-white/Western views to be taught in academics, etc, but that's not the reality yet.
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Wheaton? Sure we have our flaws. However, if you consider yourself placing Christ at the center of your life, this place is hard to beat. The professors are great. If you are sick or struggling, they will accommodate the workload for you. Also, the professors have great credentials (Notre Dame, Northwestern, Princeton, etc.). All in all, Wheaton's strongest selling point is the focus on Christ. It's hard to find a place like Wheaton. I talk to my friends from high school and youth group frequently, but they all seem to mention that their schools are lacking either the spiritual or the academically challenging aspects.
I love the atmosphere of the campus. From the beautiful trees, historical buildings and warm friendly faculty and students, it is easy to feel right at home for anyone of any race or background. There is an opportunity for almost anything here, and if not, it is not too hard to start something!