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Wheaton College Admissions Profile

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Wheaton College seeks applicants who evidence a lively and vital faith, high academic ability, social concern, as well as moral character and personal integrity.

We seek to enroll well-rounded freshman and transfer students, with each class composed of 600 individuals with a wide variety of interests, accomplishments, backgrounds, and attributes who also share a commitment to Christ and to a liberal arts education. Our holistic application process includes evaluating the following:

  • Quality of course selection
  • Performance in high school/college
  • Rank in class
  • ACT and/or SAT
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Christian commitment

Important Dates

  • Early action 1 application deadline: October 15, with notification by November 30
  • Early action 2 application deadline: November 15, with notification by December 31
  • Regular Decision 1 application deadline: January 15, with notification by March 1
  • Regular Decision 2 application deadline: February 15, with notification by April 1
  • Multicultural Scholarship applications due: Early Action November 15, Regular Action February 15, Transfers February 15
  • Fall Transfer priority deadline: March 1
  • Spring Admission Transfer priority deadline for First-years and Transfer: October 1

Freshman Profile (Class of 2026)

  • 504 enrolled
  • Average high school GPA 3.78 (unweighted scale)
  • 49% graduated in top 10% of their high school class; 76% graduated in top 25% of their high school class (among those submitting a class rank)
  • 80% are expected to graduate in four years
  • 113 (22%) children of alumni
  • 346 (69%) are from out of state (excluding international students)
  • 93% are expected to return their sophomore year
  • Middle 50% scored between 1260 and 1420 on the EBRW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) and Math portions of the SAT, and between 28 and 32 on the ACT