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
Great community atmosphere and people. Very accepting, even if you have different beliefs.

Swim team is amazing!
  • Freshman
  • 16 days ago
Academically, Wheaton College is quite rigorous. The course workload on average is pretty hefty. The professors generally care about their students and love teaching at Wheaton. The school population is quite small, and so it is easy to find a community and support system there. However, the school greatly lacks in diversity. Most of the students are white, upper-middle class, and extremely privileged and uneducated about the way other people live in the world. I do believe Wheaton is trying to work on that though. It's an okay school, but the academics and professors make it a better school.
  • College Junior
  • 6 months ago
Living on campus is simply amazing. I myself got to develop friendships that I could never do anywhere else. The dorms are kept exceptionally clean thanks to our hard working custodians who often stop by student's rooms for a chat. The social atmosphere is friendly and diverse. There are no set curfew hours except for the splitting of boys and girl dorms. After coming back from studying late at night, I see many people still around the lobby conversing with each other. Many of these conversations go to four o'clock in the morning. The dorms are THE place to develop meaningful relationships with one's fellow students--especially late at night.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago