Wheaton College
#396 Overall Influence#1019 Desirability Rank

Wheaton College

Christian liberal arts college in Wheaton, Illinois

Wheaton College is an Evangelical Protestant liberal arts college and graduate school in Wheaton, Illinois. It was founded by evangelical abolitionists in 1860. Wheaton College was a stop on the Underground Railroad and graduated one of Illinois’ first African-American college graduates.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

1,850

Acceptance

83%

Graduation Rate

91%

Median SAT Score

1315

Median ACT Score

29

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$36,420

Fees (in-state)

$0

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$17,053
30K-48K$16,927
48K-75K$20,178
75K-110K$24,016
110K+$34,669

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$60,500

Employed

87%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

2K

Graduates

0K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

501 College Ave, Wheaton IL 60187-5593

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

6 per 100k

Violent Crime

1 per 100k

What is Wheaton College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#72 World Rank #34 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#188 World Rank #90 USA Rank
Anthropology
#261 World Rank #99 USA Rank
Philosophy
#384 World Rank #128 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#372 World Rank #168 USA Rank
Biology
#321 World Rank #176 USA Rank
History
#476 World Rank #192 USA Rank
Literature
#286 World Rank #206 USA Rank
Communications
#417 World Rank #206 USA Rank
Education
#393 World Rank #229 USA Rank
Social Work
#567 World Rank #236 USA Rank
Sociology
#500 World Rank #245 USA Rank
Political Science
#937 World Rank #283 USA Rank
Physics
#557 World Rank #291 USA Rank
Psychology
#497 World Rank #314 USA Rank
Business
#1024 World Rank #334 USA Rank
Economics
#818 World Rank #343 USA Rank
Medical
#989 World Rank #347 USA Rank
Chemistry
#1216 World Rank #387 USA Rank
Engineering
#1720 World Rank #666 USA Rank
Computer Science

Other areas of influence

#339 World Rank #171 USA Rank
Law
#434 World Rank #253 USA Rank
Nursing
#504 World Rank #367 USA Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Wheaton College's Most influential alumni?

Wheaton College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Anthropology, and Philosophy. Wheaton College’s most academically influential people include John Wesley Powell, Bart D. Ehrman, and Billy Graham.

John Wesley Powell
John Wesley Powell

American geologist

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Bart D. Ehrman
Bart D. Ehrman

American academic

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Billy Graham
Billy Graham

American Christian evangelist

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William Lane Craig
William Lane Craig

American Christian apologist and evangelist

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Todd Beamer
Todd Beamer

Passenger of hijacked flight United 93 and subsequent victim

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Harry Rimmer

American minister

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J. Laurence Kulp

American chemist

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Norman Geisler

American evangelical theologian

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Wes Craven
Wes Craven

American director

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Sylvia McNair

American opera singer, soprano

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James S. Albus
James S. Albus

Engineer

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Michael Gerson
Michael Gerson

Political speechwriter; columnist

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