Fall 2015 Enrollment
2,447 undergraduate students
98% of undergrad students are full time
47% male — 53% female
74% of students are from out of state
2015-2016 Academic Year
204 full-time faculty
101 part-time faculty
12 to 1 student/faculty ratio
100% of first year students live on campus
87% of all students live on campus
Situated just west of Chicago, residents at Wheaton College are able to experience a blend of big-city comforts and small-town charm. With over 52 parks and a nationally ranked library, Wheaton is a growing, dynamic community.
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Retention Fall 2015
94.73% of students began in Fall 2014 and returned in Fall 2015 (full time, first time freshmen)
6 Year Graduation Rate 2015
89% of students graduated in 6 years
ENROLLMENT BY RACIAL/ETHNIC CATEGORY - FALL 2015
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|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%|
|Two or more races||5%|
|Race and/or ethnicity unknown||0%|
NCAA Division III. 12 Varsity sports for both men and women, including baseball, basketball, football, and tennis. Mascot: Stertorous “Tor” Thunder Colors: Blue and Orange
Ancient Languages, Anthropology, Applied Health Science, Applied Mathematics, Art. Biblical and Theological Studies, Biblical Archaeology, Biology ,Business and Economics, Chemistry, Christian Formation and Ministry, Communication, Computer Science, Conservatory of Music, Economics, Education, Engineering (Liberal Arts), English, Environmental Science, Foreign Languages, French, Geology and Environmental Science, German, History, History/Social Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Relations, Mathematics and Computer Science, Nursing (Liberal Arts), Philosophy, Physics, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, Urban Studies
A Wheaton education is largely tied to the Christian church, the values of which are implemented in every facet of the College experience. Wheaton is concerned with the success of its students—a success that can be used to perpetuate those Christian values.
The Value of a Liberal Arts Education
A liberal arts degree enriches the whole person, catering to and influencing every aspect of the individual. With this type of degree, students will enter the work force with a well-rounded repertoire of skills. They will be prepared to handle any situation, no matter the circumstance. Ultimately, Wheaton recognizes one very important fact: an education should not be geared toward one specific thing. Instead, it should encompass a plethora of ideas that span across all disciplines.
Students are highly encouraged to engage in residential learning because of the added educational benefits it offers. One of these benefits is the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom, thus enhancing one’s academic experience.
The Importance of the Christian Church
The values of the Christian Church are very important to Wheaton. It is about serving the needs of the Church, no matter what profession. And it is about progression—advancing the Kingdom of God through education and practice. Students are encouraged to come together through love and commitment to Christ. The educational and personal aspects of Wheaton College come together to make an inclusive community, bound together by service and perpetuation of Christian ideals.
Global Study and Experiential Learning
Even as students change location and gain new perspectives, they should still be committed to the service of God. Wheaton offers its students several opportunities to study abroad, which include: global internships, a semester abroad, and research initiatives rooted in cross-cultural studies.
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Wheaton has 203 full-time faculty members and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1. Professors and staff have been referred to as “Godly” faculty members that are highly dedicated to perpetuating Christian values. Faculty work very hard to give students an education that both benefits society and leads to a meaningful Christian life.
Faculty Global Research Awards
This resource provides faculty and staff with the opportunity to bring new cultural perspectives to the classroom through various funded research efforts.
Wheaton has several student services to aid in student success. Some of these services are the Writing Center and Academic and Disabilities Center.
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Class size breakdown
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A Diverse Community
Wheaton embraces diversity, recognizing its importance in creating the ideal community—one where many backgrounds come together to form the academic discourse. This commitment to diversity is highlighted in the Community Covenant.
Wheaton’s chaplain has a very important job, which is to further the spiritual journey of the entire Wheaton community, more specifically for each individual. This is done through the organization of events like worship.
Wheaton has several clubs and organizations for the students to choose from. The clubs range from service initiatives to special interest groups. While there are numerous options, students also have the chance to charter their own club.
The College Union is responsible for organizing big events for the College. These events include things like concert and organized dances.
Students have the chance to get directly involved in the Wheaton experience. They can join Student Government and work on a wide variety of projects, from monitoring technology and finance to maintaining a diverse community environment.
Sports and Recreation
Students can enjoy collegiate athletic events, with Wheaton participating as NCAA III. Or they may participate themselves by joining a club or intramural sport. There is also the option to exercise and take classes at the rec center.
CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATES
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Wheaton is proud of the work it does to prepare its student for post-graduate success. Students, upon graduation, are well-equipped with the tools and skills necessary to succeed in the working world. This is achieved largely through Wheaton’s liberal arts education. Because a liberal arts education is both general and specific, students earn a wealth of knowledge that spans all disciplines. Aside from the degree, the College boasts a list of credentials that prove the value of a Wheaton education.
The Career Development Center and Wheaton in Network (WiN):
The center and online tool (WiN) connect members of the Wheaton network to one another through various post-graduate inquiries and career interests. All members of the Wheaton community are invited to take advantage of these services, offer up advice, and connect students to opportunities.
Admissions Fall 2015
1,971 Total Applicants
1,390 Total Admissions
605 Total Freshmen Enrollment
70.52% of applicants admitted
Admissions Deadlines for 2016-17 Admission
Rolling Admission? No
Application closing date (fall): January 10
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Freshmen Profile Fall 2015
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|SAT Critical Reading||600||710|
TUITION AND COSTS
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TUITION AND COSTS BEFORE FINANCIAL AID
|Room and Board (on campus)||$9,200|
|Estimated Total On Campus||$42,150|
Average Financial Aid Packages 2014-2015 estimated
$24,629 First year students
$24,003 All undergrads
Financial Aid Breakdown 2014-2015 estimated
89% on average, the percentage of need that was met
32% of financial need students that had need fully met
$20,255 Average need-based scholarship or grant award
$4,858 Average need-based loan