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Wheaton By the Numbers


  • Approximately 2,400 undergraduates, 500 graduate students
  • 55% female, 45% male (degree seeking undergraduates)
  • 22% of all degree seeking students are American ethnic minority students; an additional 3% are non-resident aliens. 6% of degree seeking students are MK (Missionary Kids)  and 3% are TCK (Third Culture Kids) (Learn more about diversity at Wheaton)
  • From 50 states, 40 countries and 55+ church denominations
  • 72% of degree seeking undergraduates are from out of state (excludes international students)

Finances (2018-2019)

  • Undergraduate tuition: $36,420; room and board: $10,180
  • Graduate: $850 per credit hour, $1,070 for Psy.D. students, $1,000 for Ph.D. students
  • More than $33 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
  • 20% of enrolled, full-time students were Pell Grant recipients
  • 77% of undergraduate students received scholarships and grants in 2017-2018
  • 70% of undergraduates were offered loans in 2017-18; about 53% 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%
  • 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.