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Wheaton College Illinois Overview

Wheaton College Illinois is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Wheaton, Illinois. Wheaton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is Wheaton College Illinois Known For?

720 Undergraduate Awards
$38,129 Avg Cost After Aid
85% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Wheaton College Illinois may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Wheaton College Illinois is 1%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Wheaton College Illinois.
  • In 2017-2018, 68% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College Illinois makes roughly $48,400 a year. This is 19% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Wheaton College Illinois to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Wheaton College Illinois Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wheaton College Illinois.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Archeology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Teaching English or French Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Religious Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Most Popular Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Biblical Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#48 Most Popular Theology & Religious Vocations Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#68 Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Most Popular Philosophy Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#134 Most Popular Philosophy & Religious Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wheaton College Illinois has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Value Colleges for Business/Managerial Economics College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for Business/Managerial Economics College Factual
#19 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#22 Best Value Colleges for Romance Languages College Factual
#68 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies College Factual
#84 Best Colleges for Education College Factual

Where Is Wheaton College Illinois?

Location of Wheaton College Illinois

Contact details for Wheaton College Illinois are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
Phone: 630-752-5000
Website: www.wheaton.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wheatoncollege.il
Twitter: http://twitter.com/wheatoncollege

How Do I Get Into Wheaton College Illinois?

You can apply to Wheaton College Illinois online at: www.wheaton.edu/admissions-and-aid/undergraduate-admissions/apply-to-wheaton/

Admission Requirements for Wheaton College Illinois

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Wheaton College Illinois?

85% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
47% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Wheaton College Illinois is 85%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 86%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 47% of students accepted to Wheaton College Illinois submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 630 and 720. Math scores were between 600 and 690.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wheaton College Illinois  ( 630 to 720 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Wheaton College Illinois  ( 600 to 690 )
200
800
Wheaton College Illinois received ACT scores from 68% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 27 and 34. Math scores were between 25 and 30. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Wheaton College Illinois  ( 27 to 34 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Wheaton College Illinois  ( 25 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Wheaton College Illinois  ( 27 to 32 )
1
36

Can I Afford Wheaton College Illinois?

$38,129 Net Price
55% Take Out Loans
0.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Wheaton College Illinois is $38,129. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Wheaton College Illinois, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $7,616 a year. That adds up to $30,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wheaton College Illinois is 0.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Wheaton College Illinois Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,328 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,395 undergraduate students at Wheaton College Illinois, with 2,328 being full-time and 67 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wheaton College Illinois

There are also 609 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,328 full-time undergraduates at Wheaton College Illinois, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wheaton College Illinois

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wheaton College Illinois students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wheaton College Illinois Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 223
Black or African American 59
Hispanic or Latino 159
White 1,661
International Students 87
Other Races/Ethnicities 139

Geographic Diversity

Illinois students aren't the only ones who study at Wheaton College Illinois. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at Wheaton College Illinois. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, South Korea, and Philippines.

Online Learning at Wheaton College Illinois

50 Took All Classes Online
55 Took At Least One Class Online
1,520.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 55 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wheaton College Illinois has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Wheaton College Illinois

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wheaton College Illinois was 1,520.2%. This is the #62 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Wheaton College Illinois regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wheaton College Illinois Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business/Managerial Economics 75 0 0 75
Communication & Media Studies 52 0 0 52
General Psychology 52 0 0 52
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 34 13 47
Health Sciences & Services 46 0 0 46
International Relations & National Security 43 0 0 43
Economics 42 0 0 42
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 34 6 40
Religious Education 20 19 0 39
Teacher Education Grade Specific 28 9 0 37
General English Literature 36 0 0 36
Biblical Studies 31 0 0 31
Music 31 0 0 31
General Biology 28 0 0 28
Romance Languages 26 0 0 26
Political Science & Government 23 0 0 23
Philosophy 22 0 0 22
Fine & Studio Arts 20 0 0 20
History 19 0 0 19
Teaching English or French 0 17 0 17
Mental & Social Health Services 0 16 0 16
Mathematics 13 0 0 13
Urban Studies 11 0 0 11
Applied Mathematics 10 0 0 10
Physics 10 0 0 10
Anthropology 10 0 0 10
Computer Science 9 0 0 9
Natural Resources Conservation 9 0 0 9
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 8 0 8
Chemistry 8 0 0 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 8 0 0 8
Missionary Studies 0 8 0 8
Other Engineering 7 0 0 7
Classical Languages & Literature 7 0 0 7
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6 0 0 6
Teacher Education Subject Specific 5 0 0 5
Sociology 4 0 0 4
East Asian Languages 3 0 0 3
Germanic Languages 3 0 0 3
Archeology 2 1 0 3
Nursing 1 0 0 1
Other Psychology 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 720 146 19 885

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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