Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton College Illinois Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Wheaton College Illinois Ranked?

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2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Wheaton College Illinois was awarded 260 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is religious education.

Overall Quality

Wheaton College Illinois is ranked #182 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Out of the 102 colleges in Illinois, Wheaton College Illinois is ranked at #5.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Wheaton College Illinois?

Acceptance Rate

Because it has a high acceptance rate of 87%, some consider Wheaton College Illinois to be a safety school. But don't just assume that admittance is in the bag. Make sure to spend enough time on your application so that it is in tip-top shape.

Average Test Scores

About 66% of students accepted to Wheaton College Illinois submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 720. Math scores were between 600 and 730.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Wheaton College Illinois  ( 610 to 720 )

SAT Math Scores for Wheaton College Illinois  ( 600 to 730 )
Wheaton College Illinois received ACT scores from 50% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Wheaton College Illinois  ( 26 to 32 )

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Wheaton College Illinois Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Wheaton College Illinois, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Wheaton College Illinois is 68%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  68 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wheaton College Illinois

Freshmen Retention Rate

Wheaton College Illinois has a freshmen retention rate of 90%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Wheaton College Illinois for first-time, full-time students is 77%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  77 out of 100

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Wheaton College Illinois Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,265 undergraduates at Wheaton College Illinois with 2,195 being full-time and 70 being part-time.

How Much Does Wheaton College Illinois Cost?

The overall average net price of Wheaton College Illinois is $25,358. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Wheaton College Illinois

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,440 $16,212 $19,691 $24,299 $34,164

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Wheaton College Illinois, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Wheaton College Illinois, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,549 a year. That adds up to $26,196 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wheaton College Illinois is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Wheaton College Illinois Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College Illinois make about $48,400 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is good news for future Wheaton College Illinois graduates since it is 22% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Wheaton College Illinois

Wheaton College Illinois is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Wheaton, Illinois. Wheaton is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Contact details for Wheaton College Illinois are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 501 College Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187-5593
Phone: 630-752-5000
Website: www.wheaton.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/wheatoncollege.il
Twitter: http://twitter.com/wheatoncollege

Wheaton College Illinois Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Wheaton College Illinois. Of these students, 646 received undergraduate degrees and 169 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business/Managerial Economics 66 $52,607
Communication & Media Studies 43 $39,369
General English Literature 42 $30,409
Teacher Education Grade Specific 41 $38,721
Economics 40 $58,970
Health Sciences & Services 37 $26,739
International Relations & National Security 34 $39,369
General Psychology 34 $33,993
Romance Languages 29 $27,750
Music 26 $27,204

Learn more about the majors offered at Wheaton College Illinois along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Wheaton College Illinois

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 1,157 students took at least one online class at Wheaton College Illinois. This is an increase from the 145 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,157 147
2018-2019 145 102
2017-2018 55 50
2016-2017 67 62
2015-2016 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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