Wheaton College

Wheaton, Illinois
4-year Private university


Wheaton College is a private institution established in 1860 with suburban setting located at Wheaton. It is ranked 63 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $36,420 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,391. It practices semester-based academic calendar. The college believes academic excellence, Christian commitment and leadership are the essential ingredients to a liberal arts education. Freshmen are welcomed into the school with an orientation that includes multiple lunches with current students, a formal event with the faculty and a sightseeing trip to Chicago, which is 25 miles east of the campus. Wheaton College believes in four building blocks for an education: attending classes, going to chapel, participating in extracurricular activities and living on campus. Students are required to live on campus during their career at Wheaton and can choose to live in residence halls, campus apartments or campus houses.

#63 in National Liberal Arts College
Location Wheaton, Illinois
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1860
Selectivity Very Low
Size Small
2,391 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $36,420
Outstate Tuition Fee $36,420
Room and Board Fees $10,180
$45,200 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


79% (Very Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

95 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$27,369 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$23,361 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $49,300
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
84% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Blanchard Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $64,000 ($16,000 per year)
Eligibility --
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Edman Presidential Scholarship
Total Worth $48,000 ($12,000 per year)
Eligibility --
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

President's Achievement Award
Total Worth $1,000
Details Freshmen named finalists in the Hispanic Scholar Recognition program or the National Achievement program through the PSAT exam are eligible for this award.
Don and Ann Church Scholarship
Total Worth full tuition
Details Eligibility: African-American students


2,391 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
93% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
89% Students graduate within 6 years