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Wheaton College

501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL

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Wheaton College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Wheaton, Illinois, which is a predominantly suburban area. The school's Nondenominational Christian affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. Over 3,000 students enroll at Wheaton College yearly.

Areas of study available at Wheaton College include but are not limited to:

  • Theology And Religious Vocations
  • English Language And Literature
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Communications And Journalism

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Most common standardized test scores among applicants admitted to this school are between 27 - 32 on the ACT, or 1820 - 2100 on the SAT exam. Wheaton College admits roughly 60% of students applying annually. Of those students admitted, about 45% of students registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found at wheaton.edu.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $32,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's net price calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for a cost of $5,300 annually. Students at Wheaton College may qualify for aid which is generally loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Wheaton College is the "Thunder", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through oversight by the NCAA. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)

Students who wish to view more about this school may visit their website at http://www.wheaton.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Wheaton College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Wheaton College is around 2,900 students, with undergraduate students making up about 84% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $33,000-$40,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Per unit charges are around $1,500 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships80%$15,912
Receiving Student Loans53%$7,045
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Wheaton College may provide student services including:

  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

Wheaton College has a very high graduation rate when compared to nearby similar schools.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years74%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years0.9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
    • * Accredited by the American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation (since 1998)
  • Music Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1937)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1958)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Wheaton College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (College Conference of Illinois and Wisc)
  • Basketball (College Conference of Illinois and Wisc)
  • Track and Field (College Conference of Illinois and Wisc)
  • Football (College Conference of Illinois and Wisc)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Wheaton College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

    English Language and Literature

    Foreign Languages and Literature

    Health and Clinical Professions

    History

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Social Sciences

    Theology and Religious Vocations

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Wheaton College for official up-to-date information.

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    ACCEPTANCE RATE
    70.52%

    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    85%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    11:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $17,190