Wheaton College

501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593

About Wheaton College

Wheaton College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 60-79% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school only awards research doctorate degrees in a single field other than education. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution, with only 10-24% of students enrolled in the graduate program.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,399
Student Age% Under 2587%
 % 25 and Over13%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time88%
 % Part-time12%
Race/Ethnicity% White79.7%
 % Black3.6%
 % Asian7.2%
 % Latino3.5%
 % Native American0.2%
 % Race Unknown3.3%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted66%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled45%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRequired
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT56%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT65%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800730 / 800
 SAT Writing590 / 800710 / 800
 SAT Math610 / 800700 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite26 / 3632 / 36
 ACT English27 / 3634
 ACT Writing8 / 129 / 12
 ACT Math26 / 3631 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$30
 In-State Tuition & Fees$27,580
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,580
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid76%
 % Undergraduates with Loans46%
 % Undergraduates with Grants66%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,050
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,000
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$0
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$0

Neighborhood Data for the Wheaton Area

Median Age38.1
Median Household Income$84,980
Total Population53,082
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.9% 52.1%
 Age 0-949.7%50.3%
 Age 10-1749.7%50.3%
 Age 18-2450.2%49.8%
 Age 25-2952.7%47.3%
 Age 30-3951.4%48.6%
Race/Ethnicity% White87.6%
 % Black3.1%
 % Asian5.6%
 % Latino5.1%
 % Native American0.1%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$8,050
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$0
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,031
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5003.6%14.5%0.6%
 $500 to $74930.2%6.4%0.0%
 $750 to $99916.4%43.4%24.3%
 Over $100049.8%35.6%70.0%
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