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Wheaton By the Numbers


  • Approximately 2,400 undergraduates, 450 graduate students
  • 53% female, 47% male (degree seeking undergraduates)
  • 22% of all degree seeking students are American ethnic minority students; an additional 3% are non-resident aliens. 7% of degree seeking students are MK (Missionary Kids) or TCK (Third Culture Kids) (Learn more about diversity at Wheaton)
  • From 50 states, 39 countries and 55+ church denominations

Finances (2016-2017)

  • Undergraduate tuition: $34,050; room and board: $9,490.
  • Graduate: $795 per credit hour, $1,005 for Psy.D. students, $960 for Ph.D. students.
  • More than $30 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.
  • For 2015-16 school year, 19% of enrolled, full-time students were Pell Grant recipients.
  • 78% of undergraduate students received scholarships and grants in 2015-16.
  • 69% of undergraduates were offered loans in 2015-16; about 51% accepted
  • Music, ROTC, and multicultural student scholarships are available.
  • Visit Cost & Aid 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 2011 semester:

  • All Students - 89%
  • Non Resident Aliens - 91%
  • Hispanic/Latino - 81%
  • American Indian or Alaska Native - 100%
  • Asian - 87%
  • Black/African American - 78%
  • White/Caucasian - 90%
  • Two or more races - 81%

Residence Life

Wheaton College is intentionally residential for undergraduates. Approximately 88% of students live on campus. Two underclass residence halls house first and second year students. Williston Hall houses only second year students. McManis-Evans houses second, third, and fourth year students. Third and fourth year students may apply to live in one of 15 college-owned apartment buildings or in one of the 26 college-owned houses. Undergraduates may live off campus if living with parents, spouse, or enrolled part-time, or area 5th year students. 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.