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Wheaton College

Wheaton College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution located in Wheaton, Illinois, United States. The college was established in the year 1860. The campus spreads across an area of 80 acres. Wheaton College offers both undergraduate and post graduate degree courses in diverse Course Topics. Wheaton College's athletics department sponsors numerous men's and women's sports teams. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Thunders. The major colors are blue and orange. The teams participate in sports such as men's and women's swimming, men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's track. Some notable alumni of the college are Wes Craven, Horror Film Director; Ian Eskelin, singer-songwriter of All Star United; Cathleen Falsani, journalist of Chicago Sun-Times.

Profile of Wheaton CollegeWheaton College can be found in Wheaton, IL (a large suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Undenominational school. Wheaton College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from Wheaton College is especially impressive compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in mathematics, music, and liberal arts.

Wheaton College Selectivity

Wheaton College does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 630 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 610 to 700, but ranged both higher and lower.

Classes at Wheaton College are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Wheaton College are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 895 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Wheaton College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at Wheaton College. The school offers students meal plans. Wheaton College student athletes compete in College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin competitions.

Wheaton College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts231English, diversity studies, international relations, interdisciplinary studies, sociology, political science, Spanish language, history, . . .
Religion and Philosophy210theology, religious education, bible studies, philosophy, missionary studies, religion
Therapy and Counselling96psychology, clinical psychology, psychology courses
Education and Teaching63ESL instruction, elementary school teaching, music teaching, social studies teaching, teacher education, science teaching, secondary teaching
Business and Management49managerial economics
Science46biology, geology, chemistry, physics
Music33music performance, various music studies, music, music theory and composition, music history and theory
Media29communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28exercise science
Mathematics17mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Art Studies11art studies
Engineering8archeology, various engineering courses
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine3various nursing
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental studies, environmental science

Contact: Wheaton CollegeWheaton College

501 College Ave

Wheaton, IL 60187-5593

General Phone: (630) 752-5000


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