As both a top liberal arts institution and top-ranked distinctively Christian university in the United States, Wheaton College is committed to our stated mission of serving Jesus Christ and advancing His Kingdom through excellence in liberal arts undergraduate programs that educate the whole person to build the church and benefit society worldwide.
Established in 1860, Wheaton is a private, interdenominational Christian liberal arts institution that fearlessly pursues God’s truth, invests deeply in the character development of well-rounded, interculturally competent students, and prepares graduates to serve the world For Christ and His Kingdom.
In remarks delivered to students and families at Orientation, Dr. Philip Ryken ’88, 8th President of the College, shares,
“Wheaton offers a liberal arts education in the oldest and truest sense of the term: that which empowers, emboldens and equips one to live boldly for Christ. We hold a kingdom perspective in providing students with a deep, holistic education, with broad exposure to the arts, sciences, and humanities; developing critical skills of thinking, listening, writing and public speaking; developing intellectual skills that are both transferrable and flexible enough to transition through several phases of life. Preparation not just for a livelihood – but for life in all its fullness.”