Wheaton College (IL)


Wheaton College (IL)

Wheaton College is the top distinctively Christian, academically rigorous, fully residential liberal arts college in the U.S.. Located just 25 miles west of Chicago, Illinois, Wheaton offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and Conservatory of Music. Opportunities for co-research with faculty, internships, and honors curricula lead to superior academic credentials, opening doors to top graduate programs and career preparation not just for a livelihood - but for all of life.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Anthropology Applied Health Science * Art Biblical Archaeology Biblical & Theological Studies Biology* Business/Economics * Chemistry Chinese Christian Formation and Ministry Communication * Computer Science Economics Elementary Education Engi

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Honors curricula

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


If you're looking for an education that will not only teach you to think well but also to live well, apply to Wheaton College. At Wheaton you will grow your mind, faith, and lifelong friendships in a community dedicated to learning, loving, and serving. Apply Early Action by Nov 1, complete your FAFSA by Nov 15, receive your admission decision, scholarship and aid award notification by Dec 31. Regular action dates: Apply by Jan 10, FAFSA by Jan 22, receive notifications by April 1.

Additional Information

Wheaton College offers generous need-based aid and merit scholarships to students. Last year more than $34 million in grants and scholarships was awarded in financial assistance to help make a Wheaton education more reachable. For first-time, full-time freshman who have financial need and were awarded financial aid, the average amount of need-based scholarship or grant awarded for 2018-19 was $27,400. Merit scholarships: All students are considered holistically for increased Presidential Scholarship levels of $12,000 (Edman) or $16,000 (Blanchard). Multicultural, ROTC, and Aequitas Fellows scholarships are available by application, and Conservatory of Music scholarships by audition. Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. 

Visit us

Interested in visiting Wheaton? Individual Visit days are designed around your needs: attend classes, chapel, tour campus, dine with us, meet with an admissions counselor, and stay over with Wheaton students in a freshman residence hall. Fridays at Wheaton, structured one -day visit events are offered throughout the year. High school juniors, seniors, and their parents will enjoy two days of activity-packed events at Wheaton Connection in Sept and Oct, while admitted students can get a taste of life at Wheaton and meet future classmates at #mywheaton Days in Mar and Apr.

"It’s beautiful to me how Wheaton’s academics transcend the typical secular scope of education and integrate faith with learning so effortlessly. My professors never fail to truly astound me with their passion for their field and how they help me to see that my faith isn’t something to just be applied in a Bible and theology class."

Octavia Powell, '20
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

501 College Ave (mail), 301 Chase St (Welcome Center location)
Wheaton, IL 60187-5593, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 222-2419