Wheaton College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Wheaton College
|Applicant Competition||Very 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
Applicants Submitting SAT47%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||680|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1300|
|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.
|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%|
Wheaton College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT68%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|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.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.71
Typical High School GradesA-
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
58% of Wheaton College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||39%||43%||40%|
Applications are DueJan 10, 2020
Days left to Apply29
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|
What are the requirements for admission to Wheaton College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.