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Wheaton, Illinois

Wheaton College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Wheaton College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85%
Admission Difficulty for Wheaton College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Wheaton College and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #57 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,439 out of 1,693 applicants were admitted making Wheaton College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent. Wheaton College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 40% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Wheaton College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1300-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
47%
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 680
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1300
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 740
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Average SAT Score 1380

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wheaton College?

Wheaton College typically requires applicants to be in the top 12 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1300 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1220. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1380 out of 1600. The school ranks #5 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 47 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >91%
1380 to 1460 Avg + 85%-91%
1300 to 1380 Avg - 77%-85%
1220 to 1300 Reach 66%-77%
Less than 1220 Low <66%
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Wheaton College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
68%
ACT Scores for Wheaton College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 27
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Wheaton College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 29

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Wheaton College?

Admission data indicates that Wheaton College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 68 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wheaton College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >91%
29 to 32 Avg + 85%-91%
27 to 29 Avg - 79%-85%
25 to 27 Reach 71%-79%
Less than 25 Low <71%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.71
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Wheaton College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wheaton College was 3.71 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.71 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wheaton College accepts 85% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wheaton College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 54% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 16% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 4% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 2% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

58% of Wheaton College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wheaton College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 58%
Top 25% of class 82%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Wheaton College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,019 674 1,693
Accepted 859 580 1,439
Acceptance Rate 84% 86% 85%
Enrolled 333 247 580
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 39% 43% 40%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 10, 2020
Days left to Apply
29

Applicants have 29 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Jan 10, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Wheaton College before the Jan 10 application deadline.

ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wheaton College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Wheaton College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Wheaton College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149781 IPEDS survey data for Wheaton College.

Frequently Asked Questions

47% of students submit their SAT scores to Wheaton College. 68% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

85% of those who apply are granted admission to Wheaton College. Admission competition is and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1300 and 1460. 47% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 68% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.