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Wheaton College (IL)

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Wheaton Says...

Wheaton selects candidates for admission from those who evidence a vital Christian experience, high academic ability, moral character, personal integrity, and social concern. The College seeks to enroll, from its over 2000 applicants, a well rounded freshman class; a class composed of about 586 dynamic individuals with a wide variety of attributes,... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

501 College Avenue

Wheaton, IL 60187

United States

Phone: 630-752-5011

Fax: 630-752-5285

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 93
SAT:
% Submitting Score:55%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:600 - 710
     Math Middle 50%:590 - 700
     Writing Middle 50%:600 - 700
ACT:
% Submitting Score:64%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 32
     Math Middle 50%:26 - 31
     English Middle 50%:27 - 34
     Writing Middle 50%:8 - 9
Average High School GPA:3.71
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:54%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:23.9%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:15.8%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:4.1%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:2.2%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:58%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:82%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:54%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 1,941
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,364
Total of accepted students who enroll: 597
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Application Process
Application Fee: $50.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Waivable
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Notification Date: 12/31
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/10
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Very important
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Very important
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:15
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:18
     English:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    93
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    600 - 710
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    590 - 700
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    600 - 700
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 32
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    26 - 31
  •      English Middle 50%:
    27 - 34
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    8 - 9
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.71
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/10
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