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Financial Implications of a Wheaton Education

A liberal arts education is an investment of time and money. Here are some of the ways Wheaton College is working to make your investment affordable, and why the cost is more than worth it.

Affordability & Value at a Glance

In the Rankings

Forbes Magazine

Financial grade of 'A'
#110 on their list of Top Colleges
#87 for Private Colleges

Princeton Review

#10 for Best Quality of Life, #10 for Professors Get High Marks
#20 for Impact Schools(2018) 

Kiplinger's 2018

49th out of 300 in Best Value U. S. College from Kiplinger’s 2018
27th for Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018

Colleges that Change Lives

“Wheaton is often called the Harvard of the evangelicals, but that moniker does not do it justice because it is head, shoulders, and heart above Harvard in its concern with good moral compasses and strong value systems, as well as in the percentages of future Ph.D.s it has turned out.”

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018

List of 18 Private Best Buy colleges and universities:
“Wheaton is at the top of the heap in Evangelical education.”

2018 U. S. News & World Report

63rd out of 240+ National Liberal Arts Colleges
76th for Best Value Schools

 

Scholarships & Aid

The Wheaton Fund has been 30% funded. Even for those families paying full tuition, for every dollar invested in Wheaton tuition, $1.14 or more is invested back into a student’s education.

 
77% of undergrads received scholarships and grants in 2017-2018

Over $33 million awarded in scholarships and grants annually to students (includes federal, state, and institutional sources)

 

 

$27,400: the average financial aid package awarded in 2017-18 to incoming freshmen with financial need

 

 

Through the Years

95% freshman retention rate
89% 6-year graduation rate
90% of graduates have landed their first destination (internship, job, grad school, etc.) six months after graduation.

 

Debts

$26,593: the average 4-year cumulative debt for those who borrowed in the 2015-2016 school year
$5,407 below the national debt average($32,000) for graduates from private colleges
1.2% loan default rate (vs. 11.5% national average)

A liberal arts education is an investment of time and money. Here are some of the ways Wheaton College is working to make your investment affordable, and why the cost is more than worth it.

Learn More

Learn more about the distinct benefits of a liberal arts education from Wheaton College and hear from alumni about the value of their Wheaton experience.

Contact the Financial Aid team for more information about scholarships and aid available to help you finance your Wheaton education. 

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