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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, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
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

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
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
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses
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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 27 responses
Report
  • Christian
    44%
  • Dedicated
    19%
  • Culturally Christian
    11%
  • Determined
    11%
  • White
    7%
  • Intellectual
    4%
  • Ready for everything and anything
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
90%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    52%
  • Blessed
    24%
  • Rigorous
    16%
  • Elitist
    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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Wheaton College - Illinois Reviews

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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.
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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.
I absolutely love Wheaton College! I decided to come to Wheaton College instead of others I had toured because I truly saw the Christian community on campus and it felt so genuine. After finishing my first year at Wheaton, I love it so much more than I ever thought I could! The classes are challenging and quality; the Professors are engaging and approachable; the food is extremely impressive and delicious; the campus is absolutely beautiful. It is a Christian college, so if "party scene" is defined in contemporary terms as having many campus parties involving alcohol and drugs, then the "party scene" is small and almost unheard of (it's all underground). If "party scene" is defined in my own terms as how much fun is had on campus and in the surrounding area (including Chicago), I give the party scene 5 stars!!! I have so much fun at Wheaton and it's all completely legal. It's just such an amazing place to be!!! I do recommend a tour in July, it's sooo beautiful.