Wheaton College

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School Overview

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

www.wheaton.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 2,366

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 581

Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,344

Graduate enrollment: 549

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

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

Education

Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B

Engineering

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

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology

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.

Wheaton College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(630) 752-5000
Website:www.wheaton.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.wheaton.edu/Admissions-and-Aid/undergrad/Apply/Apply-Today
Address:501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:2,901
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):87%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:11 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:2,901 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$34,050
Out-of-state Tuition:$34,050
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:87%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$17,344

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Wheaton College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Wheaton College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Education132
Engineering1
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs21
History1
Mathematics and Statistics2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences3
Psychology12
Social Sciences71
Theology and Religious Vocations1231
Visual and Performing Arts7
Grand total242101

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Wheaton College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Wheaton College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$34,050
Out-of-state$34,050
Books and supplies$800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$19,080
Out-of-state$19,080

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid52587%
Grant or scholarship aid48680%$17,344
Student loan aid31953%$7,108

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid1,85075%$17,644
Federal student loans1,23050%$6,532

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Wheaton College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Wheaton College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,8507811,069
Percent admitted100%82%76%
Percent admitted who enrolled32%34%30%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Wheaton College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment2,901
Undergraduate enrollment2,456
Graduate enrollment445

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Wheaton College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does 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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