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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a great relationship between guys and girl

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are really amazing at Wheaton. They are really welcoming and help others to engage each other well.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I would say the majority of Wheaton's students are pretty good looking! Students dress well (even casually!) And as Wheaton attracts many like-minded students, many have similar interests. And Wheaton is known for its quality community, therefore the majority of students have a healthy social life and sincere relationships

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: All the girls at Wheaton are good people as far as I can tell. Not the most attractive bunch but there are plenty of attractive and cute girls there. Lots of different types of people around.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Attractive, Really Nice People (For the Most Part) – Generally, Wheaton students are attractive, friendly, and well-dressed. The guys are nice and gentlemanly; if you're a girl, don't expect to open many doors when you're with a group of guys. Of course, there are exceptions, but for the most part the people of Wheaton are great.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 6th
    Friendliest Girls
  • 6th
    Most Religious Girls
  • 12th
    Most Religious Guys
  • 32nd
    Smartest Girls
  • 34th
    Most Athletic Girls

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Debbie Knubley
St. Louis, MO
English Lit with Writing Concentration
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The Wheaton College dating scene is something like a sitcom. Guys and girls alike want to date, and sometimes they’re even attracted to each other, but most do not date. It’s true, the student body is the friendliest you’ll ever meet, and you can go up to just about anyone and start a conversation. However, a stereotype has formed at Wheaton, turning casual dating into a stressful task: “Wheaton students only date if they’re looking for a mate.” In fact, many girls consider whether or not their suitor is marriage-material before they even accept an invitation to go out. Scary cliché aside, Wheaton students really do view dating differently, for two main reasons. First, most students are extremely focused on academics. Second, all the men and women are of the Christian faith, which affects how they view romantic relationships. At Wheaton, asking someone out is not commitment-free.

That being said, many students find that dating is both possible and fun. If you’re willing to break the stereotype and give dating a shot, you’ll find it's worth the trouble. Just be aware that if you go on a couple dates with someone, you'll probably hear rumors around campus that you've entered into a serious relationship. As for a sex scene, the portion of sexually active students is very small, but it is out there. Here’s some free advice: At Wheaton, getting to know that special someone as a friend before asking him or her out is a good idea. But don’t be afraid to ask! Get a meal, watch a movie, play Frisbee! Have some courage! Maybe you can help make Wheaton a more dating-friendly place!

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. The Stupe
  2. Todd Beamer Student Center
  3. Classrooms
  4. Dorm life
  5. Bro-Sis Floor events
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Fischer Hall lobby
  2. Traber Hall lobby
  3. Adam's Park
  4. Todd Beamer Student Center
  5. Off-campus parties
Social Scene
One of the most loved aspects of Wheaton College is that the students are genuinely kind people. For the most part, the students here are trying to live lives pleasing to God, which includes building healthy, Christ-centered relationships. Students are generally very outgoing and willing to start a conversation with just about anybody, so the only prerequisite to meeting people is your own desire to do so. There are introverted students, but even they seem to find a comfortable niche in the social scheme. There is no social hierarchy at Wheaton, so students are free to be friends with whomever they choose. The only division noticeable on campus is between the students in the Conservatory of Music and the Liberal Arts College. Conservies have an entirely different set of general education requirements, and must practice day and night in the conservatory building, so it's often difficult for music majors to find time to hang out with non-music majors. Social activities vary widely depending on the students, but the one thing you won't find much of is partying.
Hookups or Relationships?
Oh, the Wheaton dating scene-where to begin? There are a couple key things to know. First, opposite-gender relationships have an impressive ability to remain platonic. Hookups, or non-committal sexual encounters, are extremely rare at Wheaton, as most of the student body adhere to core Christian principles and are not sexually active while at school. Second, there is a notorious stigma on campus that Wheaton students never date unless they're looking for marriage, or at least a long-term relationship. While many students adhere to this structure, there are students who deny this stereotype and find that dating at Wheaton College is not only possible but fun. But be warned: If you do go on a casual date, be prepared to hear rumors the next day that you and your date are now boyfriend and girlfriend. Heck, there might even be wedding bells in your future!
Dress Code
Dress among students varies greatly, although for the most part, students wear semi-preppy clothing. You may see hoodies and sweats, T-shirts and jeans, skirts, khakis, or combat boots, but nearly all students present themselves well on campus, whatever their chosen attire. There are no explicit clothing restrictions, but students are expected to dress modestly. On Sundays, you will see the Wheaton student body looking its best, as nearly all students attend one of the many nearby churches. In fact, even those who don't go to church will come to the cafeteria looking nice just to play along.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 27 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 25 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 32 responses

  • 39% None
  • 21% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 16% Casual dating at your school
  • 13% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 0% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 0% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 0% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 0% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 31 responses

  • 0% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.
  • 10% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 61% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 29% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
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