Wheaton By the Numbers


  • Approximately 2,400 undergraduates, 500 graduate students
  • 56% female, 44% male (degree seeking undergraduates)
  • 23% of all degree seeking students are American 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
  • 73% of degree seeking undergraduates are from out of state (excludes international students)
  • Approximately 90% of undergraduate students (100% of freshmen) live on campus

Finances (2021-2022)

  • Undergraduate tuition: $41,990
  • Room and board: $11,920 Graduate: $780 per credit hour, $1,230 for Psy.D. and Ph.D. students
  • More than $46 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
  • 22% of enrolled, full-time students were Pell Grant recipients
  • 85% of undergraduate students received scholarships and grants in 2021-2022
  • 71% of undergraduates were offered loans in 2021-2022; 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 2014 semester:

  • All Students - 88%
  • 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: 89%
  • Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant: 86%
  • Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan: 88%

Residence Life

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

  • Approximately 88% of students live on campus.
  • Two residence halls (Fischer Hall and Smith-Traber Hall) house first and second-year students.
  • Williston Hall houses only 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.