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Academics

Wheaton College, located just outside of Chicago, Illinois, is a great option for students who want a school with a “phenomenal” sense of community and “exceptional liberal arts program.” It’s also an evangelical institution and undergrads here value “the college’s commitment to providing a rigorous academic experience through a Christian worldview.” As one undergrad explains, “I wanted to come to a school where my faith would be challenged and grown by those around me.” Beyond religion, students love that class sizes are “relatively small” which “make it easier to develop relationships with professors and peers.” The classroom experience consists of “uniformly fantastic” professors who care deeply and “genuinely want to know about their students’ lives.” Another incredulous undergrad shares, “They invest time and energy into their students and all are always available for office hours or meals.” Wheaton professors also actively look to “involve students in research or mentoring.” Just as crucial, they are “super knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the subject they teach.” And they’re “always open to questions/challenges and at the same time are willing to challenge and encourage students in a way that maximizes learning.” It is truly evident that Wheaton professors “want their students to succeed.”

Student Body

Unsurprisingly, undergrads at Wheaton are “uniformly Christian” and “devoted to serving Christ and His kingdom.” The student body is also “predominantly white” though many individuals insist, “diversity is a big part of the campus conversation.” Thankfully, beyond these two facets, you’ll find a variety of “background[s], opinion[s], and interests around Wheaton.” As one student interjects, “Wheaton gets a bad rap for being really conservative, but that doesn’t mean there’s not a diversity of political and theological thought.” What’s more, students say that their peers comprise of a “caring group of individuals who have fun while living an upright lifestyle.” The vast majority are also “hardworking” and “very, very driven.” And they’re fairly worldly since a good number “have traveled to participate in some type of missions or humanitarian work.” Wheaton undergrads are impressed by their fellow students’ intellect as well, reporting that they “are exceptionally versatile, excelling in music, art, athletics, and oftentimes speaking multiple languages.” Finally, another student praises, “I am consistently blown away by the high intellectual capacity the students of Wheaton College possess, as well as their resolve to live selflessly, and use their education to create a better world.”

Campus Life

It’s rather easy to lead a fun and fulfilling life at Wheaton. For starters, students have “chapel services every other day during the week, with worship and guest speakers who are simply amazing.” Many people also “like to attend events put on by Wheaton’s music conservatory.” Additionally, the majority of students are rather “active” and a large number “participat[e] in intramural sports.” Even if sports aren’t your strong suit, the athletic program “encourages non-athletic people to get involved.” Wheaton students are also quite adept at finding “creative ways to have fun.” For example, “geocaching” is pretty popular. Once the weekend rolls around, lots of undergrads participate in “game night,” “movie night,” or “college events such as lip syncing competitions or an interactive art festival.” It’s also rather common for people to attend both “church and brunch.” Of course, when students want a break from campus life, they can easily “take the train to Chicago to enjoy the sights and the lights.” A student concludes, “There is never a dull moment here on campus, whether I’m studying or having fun with friends or attending special lectures, concerts, services, or just class. I love life at Wheaton!”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Lori Babb
Visit Coordinator

Address
Admissions Office
501 College Ave.
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone
800-222-2419

Email
admissions@wheaton.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
?The Stupe? grill in the Beamer Student Center
C.S. Lewis reading room in the Wade Center
Rock climbing wall in the Student Recreation Complex
Perry Mastodon exhibit in the Meyer Science Center
Billy Graham Center museum

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Wheaton is 25 miles outside of Chicago
Shedd Aquarium
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Field Museum
WillisTower and Hancock Building
Professional sports teams: Chicago Bears, Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks, Fire. Numerous entertainment and cultural venues are nearby.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
800-222-2419

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Year-round

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
1-2-night stay

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
O'Hare and Midway Airports are both about a one hour drive away from campus. It is recommended that visitors drive or take a taxi or other ground transportation to campus rather than taking public transportation. The Metra Union Pacific West Line train provides rail transportation from Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago to the College Avenue stop one block from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
East-west I-80/90 becomes I-80/94 as you cross from Indiana into Illinois. Continue on I-80 West to I-355 North. Exit I-355 at Roosevelt Road west (which is a left turn at the bottom of the exit ramp). Stay on Roosevelt through the town of Glen Ellyn; when you get to Wheaton, go past President Street to Washington Street where you'll turn right (north) and go approximately 8 blocks to campus.

Admissions

Applicants: 1,889
Acceptance Rate: 85%
Average HS GPA: 3.72







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