Wheaton By the Numbers


  • Approximately 2,300 undergraduates, 600 graduate students
  • 56% female, 44% male (degree seeking undergraduates)
  • 28% of all degree seeking students are ethnic minority students; an additional 4% are non-resident aliens. 11% are MK (Missionary Kids) and TCK (Third Culture Kids).
  • From 50 states, 39 countries and 30+ church denominations
  • 71% of degree seeking undergraduates are from out of state (excludes international students)
  • Approximately 92% of undergraduate students (100% of freshmen) live on campus
  • 89% are expected to graduate in six years


Finances (2023-24)

  • Undergraduate tuition: $43,670
  • Room and board: $13,512;
  • Graduate: $810 per credit hour, $1,280 for Psy.D. students, and $1250 for Ph.D. students
  • More than $48 million in scholarships and grants is awarded annually to students (includes federal, state, and institutional sources)
  • Federal Pell grants, FSEOG, state, and institutional grants and scholarships are available

In the 2022-23 Academic Year:

  • 21% of enrolled, full-time students were Pell Grant recipients
  • 89% of undergraduate students received scholarships and grants
  • 73% of undergraduates were offered loans and about 49% accepted
  • Music, ROTC, and multicultural student scholarships are available.

Visit Student Financial Services and Undergraduate Financial Aid 101 for more information.


Graduation Rates

The following are 6-year graduation rates disaggregated by category for most recent year available.

Students first enrolled in the Fall 2017 semester:

  • All Students - 87% 
  • Men: 83%
  • Women: 89%
  • Non Resident Aliens - 93%
  • Hispanic/Latino - 81%
  • Asian - 85%
  • Black/African American - 53%
  • White - 89%
  • Two or more races - 83%
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant: 85%
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant: 89%
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan: 89%


Residence Life

Wheaton College is intentionally residential for undergraduate students and is a prominent component of the Wheaton experience.

  • Approximately 92% of students live on campus.
  • Two residence halls (Fischer Hall and Smith-Traber Hall) house first and second-year students.
  • Williston Hall houses second and third-year students.
  • McManis-Evans houses second, third, and fourth-year students.
  • Third and fourth-year students may apply to live in one of 14 college-owned apartment buildings or in one of the 26 college-owned houses.
  • Undergraduates may live off campus if living with their parents, spouse, or enrolled part-time, HNGR intern, or are 5th year students or are 3rd or 4th year engineering or nursing majors.
  • A limited number of seniors may be granted off-campus permission through the spring housing selection process if Wheaton College determines it does not have on-campus capacity for the entire student body.
  • Off-Campus permission is granted through the housing selection process in the spring.
  • Limited graduate housing is available for international students who are either single or married, as well as married undergraduate students.