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Wheaton College Admission Requirements

Wheaton, Illinois

Chances of getting into Wheaton College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
82.6%
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 83% acceptance rate ranking it #54 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,529 out of 1,850 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 19 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 quarter of their high school class.

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Find out which students are getting accepted at Wheaton College, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Wheaton College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
60%
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 620
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Wheaton College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1320

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 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #4 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >89%
1315 to 1420 Avg + 83%-89%
1210 to 1315 Avg - 74%-83%
1105 to 1210 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 1105 Low <63%
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Wheaton College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
58%
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. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wheaton College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wheaton College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >90%
29 to 32 Avg + 83%-90%
27 to 29 Avg - 76%-83%
25 to 27 Reach 68%-76%
Less than 25 Low <68%
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Wheaton College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Wheaton College?

Applicants require 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 83% 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Wheaton College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,057 793 1,850
Accepted 867 662 1,529
Acceptance Rate 82% 83% 83%
Enrolled 329 281 610
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 38% 42% 40%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 10, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 10, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wheaton College and what student information is used for 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
I
Illinois Institute of Technology

Chicago, Illinois

H
Holy Cross College

Notre Dame, Indiana

L
Lawrence University

Appleton, Wisconsin

V
Viterbo University

La Crosse, Wisconsin

S
St Olaf College

Northfield, Minnesota

C
Centre College

Danville, Kentucky

R
Rhodes College

Memphis, Tennessee

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

FAQs

Does Wheaton College prefer SAT or ACT?

60% of students submit their SAT scores to Wheaton College. 58% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Wheaton College?

83% 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.

What SAT score is required for Wheaton College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1420. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Wheaton College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 27 and 32. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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