Wheaton, IL
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Reviews 652 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: A lot of people (guys and girls) takes care of how they dress and look. They're all mostly fit because Wheaton has a very health/fitness conscious culture. The social life is good and relationships are easy to form.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My experience has been good. It's still a transition but the people are really nice and there are a lot of opportunities to get connected. I think I enjoyed my interactions with the Office of Multicultural Development the most. It's a great, fun environment for everyone.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing varies from houses to townhouses to apartments. They're all pretty close to school and they range in price. The landlords are really nice, it's safe because Wheaton is safe environment, and there's a student bulletin board that advertises places for rent.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a range of different off-campus dining opportunities. It's not all just fast food. There are affordable cafes downtown, regular chain restaurants (eg. Panera, Noodle Company, etc.). The student discounts are usually very good (especially for pizza). One of the best places to eat here is Egglectic-amazing breakfast/lunch food.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is something the school takes very seriously. The school covenant (honor code) has recently been amended to address the need to respect diversity. There is a lot of room for debate and discussion about various topics in diversity on campus. There are people who are homosexually inclined but there is also support groups and small group communities specifically geared towards that.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It depends on your definition of strict. Because it's a Christian school, drugs, drinking, and promiscuity aren't allowed. But other than that, we don't have curfew, we don't need to check with our RAs to checkout, etc. It doesn't interfere with students having a good time together.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Wheaton has very strong academics. The teacher-student ratio is 1:11, so classrooms are normally small and intimate. It makes it easier to get to know your professors and be more engaged. The registration process is easy, the workload takes some getting used to but not horrendous. There are a lot of study abroad programs all around the world that many students really enjoy.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Wheaton has great history, which I find inspires me as a English writing major. I'm also earning a certificate in journalism, which has been such an amazing experience. The greatest part is how involved my advisor for journalism has been about hooking us up with internships (major internships).

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Wheaton is one of the safest places I've ever lived. The school is not gated because there's honestly no need for it to be. The people are friendly, crime is low, and the public safety on campus makes rounds routinely.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Wheaton is an expensive school but they are very helpful in providing financial aid. The process is not very different from other schools but I suggest being very involved in knowing all your options. Ask for help if you're unsure; take advantage of the fact that it's such a small school for more help.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I didn't go to a whole lot of games during the school year (the occasional basketball game and whatnot), but they are all very driven and respected as far as I know. The school is very supportive of its sports and there is enthusiastic school spirit at the games. The athletic facilities are great: indoor running track, regular gym equipment/weights, rock climbing, basketball courts, tennis courts, dance studio, and fields for soccer, frisbee, lacrosse, and football.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The city of Wheaton is a really safe environment in the suburbs, lots of families. There is a really cute downtown walking distance from the school with a range of events hosted by the city around the calendar (eg. free jazz concerts, Taste of Wheaton, etc.). There isn't really a close shopping scene apart from the local boutiques you can find downtown which is a bummer because those boutiques are ridiculously expensive. But the local community is super friendly and trusting towards students. It's tradition for Wheaton students to babysit most of the kids from the local community.

College Student

Drug Safety: I'm very hopeful that there is no drug scene at Wheaton.

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College Student

Nightlife: I don't know if I will be involved in nightlife but I'm not there yet.

College Student

Campus Housing: I'm looking forward to living on campus but I'm not there yet.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I'm planning to live on campus so I don't have much to say.

College Student

Parking: I'm not taking a car so I'm not sure and I'm not yet at Wheaton.

College Student

Campus Strictness: I have no idea since I am not yet at Wheaton College.

College Student

Computers: I will be bringing my own laptop but I'm not at Wheaton yet.

College Student

Majors: I'm interested in studying English but I haven't started classes yet so I can't say.

College Student

Majors: I look forward to entering the English program but I'm not at Wheaton yet.

4 College Student

Weather: The weather comes and goes. It may not be the same tomorrow so enjoy today and look forward to what happens tomorrow.

4 College Student

Athletics: I'm not at Wheaton yet so I don't have much to say right now.

5 College Student

Guys & Girls: I'm not at Wheaton yet but I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow classmates and students. I'm sure that I'll make some great friends and start building some lasting relationships.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: It's a cute place, but full of alumni, and most stores close at or before 5. Not really your typical college town


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Debbie Knubley
St. Louis, MO
English Lit with Writing Concentration
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The words “For Christ and His Kingdom” resound through the air of Wheaton’s campus, defining Wheaton students and guiding the faculty. Statistically, Wheaton students are some of the most contented in the nation. Why? The main reason given for this love of Wheaton is, simply, the fellow students. Nowhere else will you find so many talented, passionate, genuine, and Christ-centered students gathered in one place. The people you find at Wheaton will inspire you. They will challenge you, teach you, and change your life for the better. Likewise, the professors at Wheaton are dedicated to educating the whole person. Yes, you will have to study at Wheaton. That's a fact. But you will also be given the tools necessary to use your hard-earned knowledge to make a difference in the world. The few students that express discontent generally are not at Wheaton by their own choice and are upset about the restrictions placed upon them.

The Wheaton College experience is completely unique. From a caring faculty to impressive academics, from studying and serving abroad to intense IM competition, great food, and crazy dorm life—this school offers it all. However, it must be mentioned that Wheaton is not for everybody. In fact, it is a school for a very specific group of people. Wheaton is a school for those who want to grow in their Christian faith, be challenged in every area of their lives, and impact the world in which they live. Indeed, in endorsing the Wheaton College motto, students truly to come to Wheaton “for Christ and His Kingdom.”

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