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

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
Will You Get In?

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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
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.42 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 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 24 responses
Report
  • Christian
    46%
  • Dedicated
    21%
  • Culturally Christian
    17%
  • 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.35 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.60 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    52%
  • Blessed
    17%
  • Rigorous
    17%
  • Elitist
    9%
  • Personal
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses
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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!
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The people at Wheaton College have made my college experience an amazing one. The professors are wholly devoted, not only to teaching their students through challenging and pushing them, but also to developing relationships with them. My professors have been my mentors, sounding boards, advisors, and parents-away-from home. My peers are also the nicest people I have ever met. I have made better and deeper friends during the last three years here than I ever did at previous institutions. I am challenged by my friends, and through my relationship with them and as well as with my professors, I have experienced more growth than ever before. I am learning about myself and learning who I am, which is what college is all about.
Great community atmosphere and people. Very accepting, even if you have different beliefs.

Swim team is amazing!