Wheaton By the Numbers


  • Approximately 2,119 undergraduates, 680 graduate students
  • 55% female, 45% male (degree seeking undergraduates)
  • 27% of all degree seeking students are ethnic minority students; an additional 3% are non-resident aliens. 5% of degree seeking students are MK (Missionary Kids) and 4% are TCK (Third Culture Kids).
  • From 50 states, 43 countries and 55+ church denominations
  • 94% of degree seeking undergraduates are from out of state (excludes international students)
  • Approximately 91% of undergraduate students (97% of freshmen) live on campus
  • 89% are expected to graduate in six years


Finances (2024-25)

  • Undergraduate tuition: $45,420
  • Room and board: $14,048;
  • Graduate: $840 per credit hour, $1,330 for Psy.D. students, and $1250 for Ph.D. students
  • More than $49 million in scholarships and grants is awarded (includes federal, state, and institutional sources)
  • Federal Pell grants, FSEOG, state, and institutional grants and scholarships are available
  • Music, ROTC, and multicultural scholarships are available.

In the 2023-24 Academic Year:

  • 22% of enrolled, full-time students were Pell Grant recipients
  • 91% of undergraduate students received scholarships and grants
  • 72% of undergraduates were offered loans and about 47% accepted

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: 85%
  • Women: 90%
  • Non Resident Aliens: 88%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 80%
  • Asian: 89%
  • Black/African American: 79%
  • White: 89%
  • Two or more races: 88%
  • Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant: 83%
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant: 84%
  • 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.