|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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How hard is it to get into Wheaton College and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #52 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,602 out of 1,889 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 20 percent. Wheaton College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||620|
|SAT Math 25th||600|
|SAT Composite 25th||1220|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||720|
|SAT Math 75th||720|
|SAT Composite 75th||1440|
|Average SAT Score||1330|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wheaton College?
Wheaton College typically requires applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1330 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 2019 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1440 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1330 to 1440||Avg +||85%-91%|
|1220 to 1330||Avg -||77%-85%|
|1110 to 1220||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 1110||Low||<66%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||27|
|ACT Math 25th||25|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||30|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||29|
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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 58 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wheaton College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>91%|
|29 to 32||Avg +||85%-91%|
|26 to 29||Avg -||77%-85%|
|23 to 26||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 23||Low||<66%|
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 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|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
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)||37%||40%||38%|
The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 10, 2021.
What are the requirements for admission to Wheaton College and what student information is used for 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.
60% of students submit their SAT scores to Wheaton College. 58% 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 1220 and 1440. 60% 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 26 and 32. 58% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.