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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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 2,400 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Wheaton acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Managerial Economics, English, and Health Service Preparatory Studies. Graduating 91% of students, Wheaton alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $33,300.
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
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
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Academics

Professors
A-
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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.47 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.47 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,400Undergrads
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 28 responses
Report
  • Christian
    46%
  • Dedicated
    18%
  • Culturally Christian
    11%
  • Determined
    11%
  • White
    7%
  • Intellectual
    4%
  • Ready for everything and anything
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    50%
  • Blessed
    23%
  • Rigorous
    15%
  • Elitist
    4%
  • Home away from home
    4%
  • 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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I'm thrilled to have recently obtained my master’s degree from Wheaton College. The challenges that were put before us have definitely strengthened my perseverance and faith. The enthusiasm of the professors and their personal love of God have been a major highlight. Being exposed to that encouraged more enthusiasm and deeper, more analytical thinking. I also appreciate how approachable and reachable the professors have been. They have certainly been our professors, but in many cases we also have come to feel a sense of kindred spirits and friendship with them.
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I absolutely love Wheaton! I've learned so much both in and out of the classroom. Every single one of my professors are full of wisdom and they are always happy to talk with you, and get to know you on a personal level. My friends have shown me what it means to love and be loved. I have been able to discover who I am and what my purpose is in a way that I never thought possible till I came to Wheaton.
First of all, the school has been very patient with my transition into the American school system (I am an American citizen who grew up in another country). This includes: the academic side of getting used to English as an academic language, the business side of turning in foreign school documents, the social side by helping make sure I was not alone, since my immediate family still lives overseas. The faculty are not only excellent teachers, but they also care about the development and eventual success of their students. As a student at Wheaton, I have had opportunities I never would have had, such as day trips to places like FERMI Labs or a Men's Glee Club tour of China. The student body has created a great community in which the students support each other in many different ways, including encouraging friendly discussions and debates on important spiritual and social topics, allowing for everyone to form their own opinions.