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Admissions

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

We seek to enroll students from across the United States and around the world, with each class composed of 615 freshmen and transferring students who share a commitment to Jesus Christ and to a liberal arts education, and who also demonstrate diverse backgrounds, interests, and accomplishments. 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 2025)

  • 546 enrolled
  • Average high school GPA 3.75 (unweighted scale)
  • 51% graduated in top 10% of their high school class; 82% graduated in top 25% of their high school class (among those submitting a class rank)
  • 80% are expected to graduate in four years
  • 109 (20%) children of alumni
  • 420 (77%) are from out of state (excluding international students)
  • 93% are expected to return their sophomore year
  • Middle 50% scored between 1280 and 1430 on the EBRW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) and Math portions of the SAT, and between 27 and 32 on the ACT