Wheaton College Wheaton

Wheaton College Wheaton

Wheaton College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution located in Wheaton, Illinois, United States. The college was established in the year 1860. The campus spreads across an area of 80 acres. Wheaton College offers both undergraduate and post graduate degree courses in diverse areas of study.

Wheaton College's athletics department sponsors numerous men's and women's sports teams. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Thunders. The major colors are blue and orange. The teams participate in sports such as men's and women's swimming, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's track. Some notable alumni of the college are Wes Craven, Horror Film Director; Ian Eskelin, singer-songwriter of All Star United; Cathleen Falsani, journalist of Chicago Sun-Times.

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Contacting Wheaton College

Wheaton College
501 College Ave
Wheaton , IL 60187-5593
General Phone: (630) 752-5000

Wheaton College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts278German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages and literature, English, diversity studies, interdisciplinary studies, anthropology, economics, ...
Religion and Philosophy168philosophy, religion, bible studies, missionary studies, religious education, theology
Therapy and Counseling125psychology, clinical psychology, psychology courses
Education and Teaching64elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher education, music teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, ESL instruction
Business and Management60managerial economics
Science39biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Music33music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, music management, various music studies
Medical Support and Technology27health service and sciences
Media24communication studies
Mathematics15mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Art Studies13art studies
Engineering12various engineering courses, archeology
Computer Science and Engineering8computer science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine2various nursing
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies, environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Wheaton College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree63344
Master's degree21410
Postbaccalaureate certificate24
Doctor's degree192

Wheaton College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Wheaton College had a total enrollment of 2,895 students (2,950 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 50%
Women 50%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 6%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 38%
20-21 37%
22-24 11%
25-29 7%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New Jersey4%
North Carolina2%
New York2%
South Dakota1%
State unknown1%
South Carolina1%

Wheaton College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 96 %

Wheaton College Room and Board (2007)

Wheaton College offers campus housing for 2,100 of its 2,950 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Wheaton, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Wheaton College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal600700
SAT Math610690
SAT Writing600710
ACT Verbal2734
ACT Math2631
ACT Composite2731

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT65%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT62%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Wheaton College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,500
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,500
Room and board $ 7,618
Room charge $ 4,524
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,094
Books and supplies $ 782
Other expenses $ 2,000

Financial Aid:
Wheaton College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 178100)

Wheaton College Faculty

Wheaton College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3921
Non-tenured and not on tenure track612

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*1*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year60$88,9158$83,392
Associate professoracademic year54$70,34424$69,701
Assistant professoracademic year26$56,00026$54,959
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year140$75,63960$64,238

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Wheaton College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Basketball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Baseball College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Track College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin

Wheaton College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Managerial Economics

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Engineering, Other

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious Education
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Wheaton College Apart:

% of degrees in religion and philosophy
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Student SAT scores
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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% of degrees in music
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Top 7%Wheaton College % of degrees in music
Number of degree programs
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Top 9%Wheaton College Number of degree programs
% of degrees in liberal arts
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%Wheaton College % of degrees in liberal arts
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 14%Wheaton College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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Top 14%Wheaton College % of degrees in therapy and counseling
Male % of student body
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Top 14%Wheaton College Male % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 16%Wheaton College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 16%Wheaton College % of degrees in mathematics

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