Wheaton College

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Wheaton College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Wheaton, IL, a predominately suburban area. Wheaton College has an enrollment of nearly 3,100 students.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to this school. A score in the range of 1810 - 2130 on the SAT exam, or 27 - 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Wheaton College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.55 - 3.78. Roughly 70% of all students which applied were admitted at Wheaton College, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 44% continued on to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wheaton.edu.

Overall Wheaton College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for Wheaton College was reported as 68.7% in Fall 2012 with over 1,960 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1810 - 2130
  • ACT Scores: 27 - 32
  • Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Wheaton College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Wheaton College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wheaton College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 71.3%
  • 2009-2010: 66.0%
  • 2010-2011: 64.7%
  • 2011-2012: 68.7%
  • 2012-2013: 68.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 67.9%

How Does Wheaton College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wheaton College is twenty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
North Central College63.7%
Elmhurst College71.8%
Dominican University60.0%
Aurora University76.0%
Judson University70.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wheaton College (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 720
Math610 - 700
Writing600 - 710
Total Score1810 - 2130
ACT®Score Range
English27 - 34
Math26 - 31
Composite Score27 - 32
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