Wheaton College - Illinois

547 reviews
  1. Wheaton, IL
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A+
Wheaton College - Illinois is ...
Private not-for-profit, Evangelical
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
501 College Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187

Wheaton College - Illinois Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
SAT Range
1190-1410
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$25,258/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,962/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,408/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,557/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,644/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,144/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
98%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
45%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,368Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Christian
    50%
  • Dedicated
    23%
  • Culturally Christian
    14%
  • Determined
    5%
  • Intellectual
    5%
  • White
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.33 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.58 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    57%
  • Blessed
    19%
  • Rigorous
    14%
  • Elitist
    5%
  • Personal
    5%

After Wheaton College - Illinois

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.24 responses

Reviews

547 reviews
  • Excellent
    149
  • Very Good
    226
  • Average
    139
  • Poor
    19
  • Terrible
    14
I've loved almost all of my classes. While some classes are harder than others, and some more boring than others, the professors are usually awesome and really great at engaging you with the subject they are teaching. The gen ed requirements actually make it fun, giving you the chance to explore classes you wouldn't otherwise, and meet people you wouldn't otherwise. Class sizes are ususally small, especially as you get up there (my 300 level spanish classes have averaged about 10 people, it's awesome!). You may not find you like every class you take here, and that's ok, but you will find some you like so much, and almost every class will be worth your while! The Bible & Theology department's classes, are perhaps, the best of all. I mean, it is Wheaton.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 8 2015
I absolutely love the dorms here! I live in Fischer, and chose to live there again as a sophomore. The rooms are pretty spacious and the suite style bathrooms are awesome! The community within the dorms is fantastic as well, and people really love their floors and have floor pride. Dorm life here is really, truly awesome!

My one and only complaint is that Fischer is FAR from the dining hall/class buildings (fortunately, it is close to the gym!) and in the winter this can be miserable. But the community outweighs that one complaint, for sure.
  • College Sophomore
  • Jan 8 2015
Wheaton is the fantastic little town. You get the benefit of a small town with all the excitement of a big city. There is a train stop right behind the other side of our soccer field. Most students will head into the city on the weekend. Chicago has sooooo much to offer for everyone! The art institute, the chicago symphony orchestra, and of course Wrigley Field. Besides that there is the "magnificent mile" which has great shops including Nike Town and Forever 21. And Navy Pier is always fun. Wheaton really gives you the best of both worlds-the big city and a small college town!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Aug 4 2013