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Wheaton College

Wheaton, IL 4-Year Private

About Wheaton College

Wheaton College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Wheaton, IL, less than an hour from Chicago.

Founded in 1860, the institution currently enrolls around 2,908 students a year, including 2,265 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Wheaton College's endowment was valued at $502,044,000 in 2021. The school spends $15,803 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Wheaton College

Acceptance rate: 87%

Average GPA: 3.81

Mean ACT score: 29

Mean SAT score: 1321

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: August 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

Wheaton College Acceptance Rate 2021

It is very difficult to get into Wheaton College. Wheaton College accepts around 87 percent of applicants each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Wheaton College is 3.81 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1321 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 29.

In 2021, 177 applicants were waitlisted and 18 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Wheaton College a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a college is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 606 students who started at Wheaton College as first-time freshman, 479 graduate within four years.

Around 88 percent of students who started at Wheaton College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 58 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $44,678 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $30,663 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Wheaton College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Wheaton College a good school for YOU?

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August 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will receive an admissions decision by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Wheaton College and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.

College Info

501 College Avenue Wheaton, IL 60187-5593

Campus Setting: Suburban

Wheaton College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 10

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wheaton College is Jan 10.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wheaton College is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Wheaton College ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


26 to 32


26 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Wheaton College is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Wheaton College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Wheaton College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

600 - 720


Reading SAT Range

620 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

0 and Above


0 to 0


0 and Less


Wheaton College Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


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Cost Breakdown
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State Tuition

Student Life

Wondering what life at Wheaton College is like? There are approximately 3,004 students enrolled at Wheaton College, including 2,395 undergraduate students and 609 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 27% percent are from IL and 73% percent of students are from other states.


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Application Deadline

Jan 10
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