Wheaton College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Poor
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Wheaton College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,930 students enrolled. This school was established in 1860 and is the only school located in Wheaton, Illinois.

Wheaton College is affiliated with Non-Denominational Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
50
Fair
At Wheaton College you can get your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, or doctoral degree.

Wheaton College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 50 majors. The most popular concentrations are Theology and Religion, Psychology, Economics, Medical, and Education. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
95%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Wheaton College is excellent at 95% (well above Illinois average). Considering this statistic, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
11 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Wheaton College is very good - 87%.

Student to faculty ratio at Wheaton College is good -- 11:1. Read more on instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$33,000
High
Average tuition charges are extremely high - around $33,000 per year.

Read the details about Wheaton College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
71%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 1,971 applications were submitted and 1,390 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to be accepted at this school.

This school will consider accepting dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score stats at Wheaton College in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,400
Medium
Wheaton College offers a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Wheaton College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Unsafe
Wheaton College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 2,200 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- roughly $5,400 per year.

Army ROTC programs are available at Wheaton College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime information, Wheaton College appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Wheaton College Location and Maps



Post Address: Wheaton College, 501 College Ave, Wheaton, Illinois 60187-5593, USA
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