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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Even though it's considered a conservative Christian college, there is a lot of diversity among the student culture, in both ethnicity and ideas. It is a great place to expand your knowledge through dorm room conversations alone, yet the classroom is even greater for learning. The professors are great at being available for help, but their classes are also challenging enough to allow for growth. Yet academics are not the only good thing about Wheaton. It's close proximity to Chicago allows students some very unique and informative experiences. The student life on campus is also great at developing the community as a whole.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The best things about Wheaton are the Professors and the courses. All the professors I have been under have shown real care and understanding for students. Many have a desire to keep having a relationship with you even after your courses with them are over. The student body can be a hit or miss I think. Even though Wheaton stresses community, it seems hard sometimes to have real relationships with people and I personally think there's some tension in the student body because of this.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love everything about my school especially the community it is.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: My experience at Wheaton College so far has been positive. The community is very strong, and the academics are excellent. The culture is a bit more competitive than I am, and the average Wheaton student is a very strong 'Type A' person, which does not describe me.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's great wouldn't have choosen a different school.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We don't have parties… except school sponsored "parties" and "dances"

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: When I go off campus for food, I'm just glad to get off campus - doesn't matter to me where I go!

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The Community Covenant is probably the strictest non-Bible college rules out there. However, if you know what you are signing up for it can be a great experience.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I felt in the dark about financial aid because my parents benefits were so involved. I've been to the Financial Aid office several times and they were very helpful.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Though many complain about the limited places to eat, Saga is truly wonderful. LOTS of options at every meal.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is convenience to get to class in less than 5 minutes (…unless there is snow or wind)

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: We have a very involved and invested alumni and historically Wheaton College is known to be a serious academic school, not just in Christian circles but the country as well. There are plenty of careers services and advisors take their roles seriously. If you hit it off with your professors, you'll likely get connected with more job opportunities but there are also job fairs.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: Highly ethical food mentality: extremely healthy and fresh, 20% locally sourced, homemade every single day, all the leftover food is donated to people in the community that are under food insecure, and they are environmentally sustainable

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: This isn't a party school. But we have fun with formal and informal dances, movie nights, and a lot really interesting club events. There are incredible lectures and President's Ball is always a spectacular part of the school year. We've had the ball at Navy Pier, the Palmer House, Central Station, etc.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a really great way to keep in touch with the campus heartbeat. You meet a lot of people in Fischer and Smith & Traber (freshman/sophomore dorms) but it can get a bit crazy with all the activities. You also share a nice bathroom with your suite (4 people) but the shower is a stand-in and not a tub. Fischer is also the farthest from everything save Terrace apartments.

Williston is the prettiest and most historic dorm building for sophomores only. They have limited rooms but it's right in the center of campus.

Mac/Evans are for sophomores and up. Great for smaller, quieter community. Communal showers. Group rooms as well as singles.

Campus apartments: they have a series of really nice campus apartments that come with furniture, fridges, ovens/stoves and nicer bathrooms.

Campus houses: these houses are often accompanied with mandatory responsibilities for a certain club or activity.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The school has a lot of rules and they are pretty strict, but in the end they create a nice community to live in.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: there aren't many parties. and if there are they are off campus

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: i don't know much about it

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school doesn't really provide many scholarships, but they do provide need based financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a lot of option in Saga which are healthy. If you can't find anything you really like, the pizza is really good. Sam's has great snacking options. The Stupe has a bad reputation but it's actually pretty good. People really like the salads.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The residence life team are extremely welcoming and the social atmosphere in the dorms is great. The freshman/sophomore dorms have a lot of opportunities to get to know other students, especially on each floor. The rooms aren't anything spectacular, just regular dorm rooms.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few good options within walking distance. If you have a car, its a lot easier though

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We don't get crazy here. But friends get together and do crazy things... just minus the alcohol/sex/drugs/etc.... for the most part anyways.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: Everyone's on covenant. If you choose to come here, you also choose to agree by it for the next 4 years. Simple as that.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I didn't have to fill out all the forms, but its alright i guess.

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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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