Wheaton College

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Wheaton College is a Christian, liberal arts school located in Wheaton, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Wheaton is well-known for its tradition of combining high-quality academic education with a strong faith. The school offers over forty undergraduate majors in the arts and natural sciences.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wheaton #15 among liberal arts colleges for providing the best undergraduate teaching in the nation. Wheaton was listed 20th by Time Magazine for graduates who go on to receive PhDs.

The student body is composed of about 2,500 undergraduate students. Wheaton students come from all over the U.S., more than fifty foreign countries around the world, and more than fifty denominations of faith.

Wheaton College was established in 1860 by John Blanchard, a pastor and well-known abolitionist.

General Information

Admission Office

501 College Avenue

Wheaton, IL 60187-5593

(630) 752-5005

(800) 222-2419

Fax: (630) 752-5285

Contact: Shawn Leftwich

Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

501 College Avenue

Wheaton, IL 60187-5593

(630) 752-5000


Total undergrads: 2,366

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 581

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,344

Graduate enrollment: 549


Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 62%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 96%

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Theory/Composition B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business/Managerial Economics B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B


Engineering – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Services – General B
Nursing (RN) B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Archaeology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Religious Education B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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