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Wheaton College
Wheaton, IL
Wheaton, founded in 1860, is a liberal arts college with religious orientation. Its 80-acre campus is located in Wheaton, a residential suburb 25 miles west of Chicago.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,456
   Women 1,307 (53.2%)
   Men 1,149 (46.8%)
Graduate Students 445
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 1,850 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 10
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70
SAT Math 635 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 650 average
590-710 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 29 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $46,310
  Tuition and Fees $34,050
  Room and Board $9,560
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $24,703
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 204
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 3% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Wheaton Population 53,648
Nearest Metropolitan Area Chicago
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 87% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Thunder
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.6% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
77.4% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students 3.1% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning 95.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 82.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 23.0%