Wheaton College Admissions Data

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

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If you are interested in attending Wheaton College, know that they accept around three-quarters of those who apply. Learn more about what it takes to get into this college.

About Wheaton College

Wheaton College is a private, Christian liberal arts college located in Wheaton, Illinois, west of Chicago. The college is interdenominational, and students come from over 55 church denominations. The college has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and undergraduates can choose from 40 majors.

The college frequently ranks highly among national liberal arts colleges and best value colleges. Wheaton is also one of the 40 schools Loren Pope included in his well-regarded Colleges that Change Lives. In athletics, the Wheaton Thunder compete in 22 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).

Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 2,901 (2,456 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent Male / 53 percent Female
  • 98 percent Full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $34,050
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,560
  • Other Expenses: $1,900
  • Total Cost: $46,310

Wheaton College Financial Aid (2015-16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 87 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80 percent
    • Loans: 53 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,344
    • Loans: $7,108

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biblical Studies, Business, Communication Studies, Elementary Education, English, History, International Relations, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 82 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 91 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Track and Field, Wrestling, Swimming, Tennis, Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Swimming, Softball, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball

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Wheaton College Mission Statement

mission statement from http://www.wheaton.edu/welcome/aboutus_mission.html

Wheaton's mission statement expresses the stable and enduring identity of the College - our reason for existence and our role in society and the church. All the purposes, goals, and activities of the College are guided by this mission.

Wheaton College serves Jesus Christ and advances His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts and graduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide.

This mission expresses our commitment to do all things - "For Christ and His Kingdom."

Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

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